Oscar Monterroso, co-owner and executive producer of bilingual multimedia firm Tico Productions, has joined the Metropolitan Community College Foundation Board of Directors. He was appointed July 19 by the MCC Board of Trustees and will be formally approved by the Foundation board Aug. 8.
Board members serve three-year terms.
Tico Productions produces marketing videos, radio broadcasts and short films, and offers services such as graphic design, logo animation and photography. Tico is also the official Spanish broadcaster for the Kansas City Chiefs; Monterroso serves as color commentator. The company also helps other sports teams, such as the Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens, build their Latino audiences.
Monterroso and his wife, CiCi Rojas, founded Tico Productions in 2016. ” I believe we are truly living the American Dream, especially after I became a U.S. citizen in 2012,” Monterroso says.
Rojas is a former member of the MCC Foundation board.
“Reflecting back on my journey and comparing it to where I am today, I know that education was the great equalizer for me,” he says. “It is because of this that I have an immense passion to help others understand the opportunities that education can provide and the barriers it can help tear down.”
Monterroso worked previously as a photojournalist for KMBC, Channel 9, in Kansas City and KUVN, Univision 23, in Dallas, and was a weekend sports anchor for KWEX, a Univision affiliate in San Antonio, Texas.
He has been a board member of Kansas City’s Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, appointed by Mayor Sly James. He has also served on the board of Paul Mesner Puppets, and on the Latino Health for All Coalition committee in Kansas City, Kan. He is a member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City.
Monterroso holds a master’s degree in communications from University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio and a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. He also studied advertising at Panamerican University in Costa Rica.
He was born in Costa Rica to Guatemalan parents and grew up traveling throughout Central America with his family doing missionary work with the Church of the Nazarene.
About the MCC Foundation: The nonprofit MCC Foundation, established in 1976, raises money to support student scholarships and special campus initiatives across the MCC district. Learn more at mcckc.edu/foundation.