SPEED NETWORKING PLUS JUNE 22, 2013 ATLANTA GA
DR. JERRY BOULDING
A broadcaster who has programmed 16 radio stations in markets that include New York, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and San Francisco. A former air-talent, programmer and production director; among his many accomplishments, Boulding developed “Heart & Soul,” the first Urban format for satellite delivery, managed the Black Music division of MCA Records, co-founded BRE (a trade publication), founded Urban Network Magazine (trade publication), and served as Sr. VP/Entertainment Programming for American Urban Radio Networks. Currently, Urban Editor for All Access, the “Doctor,” as he is known in the industry, also runs his own consultancy company specializing in Arbitron diary analyses which measures audiences listening patterns.
Publisher/CEO/Owner of the Urban Network Magazine, Mr. London served as President of the publication for 9 years before acquiring it from broadcasting’s largest company, Clear Channel Communications in 2003. He served at the legendary A&M Records as Executive VP / GM of Urban Music Division at the legendary A&M Records working such major artists as Barry White, Lo-Key, Mint Condition, CeCe Peniston, also Grammy Award-winning producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Miller held various positions at RCA Records from Vice President of product development to Vice President Sales and Marketing. His 21 years at Motown Records in various capacities including Senior VP /GM, has afforded him the vantage point of seeing the music business as few have, working closely with Motown Founder Berry Gordy.
He has held a variety of senior management positions at EMI (Capitol and Manhattan/Blue Note Records), Universal Music Group (Island Records) and BMG (Jive Records). During his tenure in the EMI Records family he was chosen to serve as Vice President for the new label Manhattan/Blue Note Records (now the home of Norah Jones.) resulting in Bobby McFerren’s classic “Don’t Worry Be Happy.”
It was VJ’s sense for talent that led him as Vice President Artist & Repertoire/ Promotion to sign such Platinum artists as Freddie Jackson, Tina Turner, George Clinton and Ashford & Simpson. VJ was among the first minority executives to have the power to sign
acts and create and execute the marketing plans for those acts. His work w/Frankie Beverly and Maze led to the landmark recording “Frankie Beverly & Maze Live in New Orleans” and his strategies help transform Tina Turner from a R&B star to an international pop star. During his tenure as Senior Vice President at Jive Records, R. Kelly, The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) & Jazzy Jeff and the late Aaliyah all got their first taste of success due to VJ’s efforts. At Island, in a similar capacity, he helped sign and re-tool the image of the legendary Isley Brothers, introducing them to a new legion of fans especially their front man Ron Isley known to today’s audience’s as “Mr. Big.” Today, VJ manages his own Junes Entertainment Company still providing his expertise to many of today’s leading music companies
Domonique possesses more than 20 years of experience in the music industry. His impressive resume encompasses working as a music industry executive, talent manager, entertainment developer, author and songwriter. a Co-Producer for Comic View from 2001-2003. In addition, he also helped Co-Produce two seasons of COMIC VIEW in Atlanta, Georgia and one season in New Orleans, Louisiana.
His resume incloudes work with KID-N-PLAY, SALT-N-PEPA, EN VOGUE , MC HAMMER, FATHER MC, DRU HILL, BOYZ II MEN, and TLC, LEFT EYE” LOPEZ, NSYNC & BLAQUE, A&R at Coastal Records/International Distributing Company, Head of A&R for Sounds of Atlanta/Universal Records. Domonique is now the CEO/Founder of Executive Decision Enterprises (EDE) with Rev. Gerald Poe Jr. as his business manager along with Harold Dennis as President of EDE. Executive Decision Enterprises, EDE, is a “pure” holding companies, confine its operations to owning and managing other firms.
Former Urban Mainstream, Urban Adult and AC Program Director for SiriusXM Radio; Promotion Director Radio One (DC, Baltimore& Philadelphia); Currently, President of WMPE, which specializes in artist and talent consulting and booking. Clients include Eddie Levert and Eric Nolan Grant of the O’Jays, The Delfonics, LL Cool J., Clear Channel and Cox Radio; Recipient of several awards including Urban Radio Icon; She’s also a Certified Event Planner
Mr Roach has written platinum hits for David Ruffin, The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Ojays, The Temptations, The Dells, Smokey Riobinson and the Miracles, The Dramatics, The Spinners, Ester Phillips, James & Bobby Purify, Gloria Gaynor, Houston Person, Cassanove Brown and many more. He is the go to guy for music writing expertise.
Leighala Jimenez is the founder and CEO of Leighala J Management & Entertainment (LJME), an Atlanta base full service entertainment company with collectively twenty plus years’ experience in the industry. Jimenez is also the Celebrity and Honors Coordinator for the Georgia Music Awards, a reputable casting director, and her devotion to film production, has made her the most recognized and respected professional in the entertainment industry today
She has worked with many esteemed artists such as Charlie Wilson, Tony Terry, Howard Hewitt, the Gap Band, Bobby Blue Bland, and The Dungeon Family. Jimenez continues to expand and diversify the LJME brand by managing clients such as Denise Stokes, Justin Price, and David “MisMatch” Armour and more
In June 2012, Jackson was named Co-Marketing and PR Director for the Georgia Music Industry Association. Jackson is an active member of the Georgia Entertainment Association, National Association of Record Industry Professionals, NARIP, International Game Developers Association, and Georgia Music Partners.
Jackson currently owns media a management company, MKM Multimedia Works LLC, and oversees operations of audiovisual and home theater, music production, marketing, and sales.
Renee Gardner specializes in digital media, and brand awareness in the entertainment sector. Based out of Atlanta, GA, Renee Gardner currently writes for a number of online publications including rollingout.com and talkingpretty.com, develops content for emerging websites/blogs, and consults emerging PRs, publicists, and music industry hopefuls to developing great business tactics. Inspired by her own songwriting and artistry ambitions, Renee has currently partnered with Kevin Shine and Writing Sessions America in producing the “Money Power Respect” Songwriters’ and Producers’ Seminar in Atlanta, GA, which teaches the real business behind the glamourous industry facade. Renee Gardner’s major current blogging projects are ReneetheG.com (an online industry insight guide) and Renee3C, a fashion-based events and festival site, which recently soft-launched at the 2012 A3C Festival.
Wildman Teddy T., CEO & Founder of STAR QUALITY ENTOURAGE, is a household name as the flamboyant on-air personality of Power 96 and an underground hit maker for emerging artists throughout the Southeast.
He caught the attention of radio personality Al B. Silk, joining his team at WEDR 99 JAMZ. Teddy T. continued to work with Al B. He joined the Power 96 team and was given his own show in 2002. It was an overnight success and Teddy T. and partner Lucy became South Florida’s most listened to show, and for three years remained the highest rated evening show in their time slot. Teddy T never lost his artist development and record breaking skills. He mixed it with the advantage of being on the radio & introduced unknown artist to Corporate America Pitbull, Pretty Ricky, Static, Baby Bash, T-Pain, Young Jeezy, Plies, Cory Gunns, Jacki-o Desloc Piccalo, & Grind-Mode,
In 2005 Teddy T became a part of the HITTMENN DJ’S, and in 2006 Teddy T became a CORE DJ and even earned the honors as a JMJ CORE LEGENDARY DJ in the Miami Market for pioneering careers and developing chart topping artists and successful labels.
STAR QUALITY ENTOURAGE (SQE) has helped Nations and Businesses develop to get to the next level. Currently, developing, Scooter ENT, Killa-Chef Records, Trap house Music Group, Coast2CoastMixtapes, Adam Barish Enterprises, and Con-Core Ent. Major League Studios, Phinc, Moenopoli Society, Wifi- Syndicate.tv, SpitfireHipHop.com, Tribes Of The Washitaw Mound builders Inc. Tama Re nation Project, Nu An Food & Water Rites of Passage, & Universal Physics, Baron Theo is Creating a World Indigenous University Studies for full education of Native first born nation of the Continent’s.
SQE is a Marketing Firm targeting young consumers through Popular Music and Indigenous Culture. The company also provides consulting services in the area of Nation- Building, Capacity- Building, Sustainable Development, Media & Communication, SQE guides Entities in to a Brand Enterprise Product Development, Marketing and Management & Revenue Streams are created for Clients
Jamal Whited is a radio broadcaster that has operated and owned www.NworcsRadio.com currently known as www.AtlWebRadio.com for 12 years from the metro Atlanta, Georgia area. He is currently filling the positions of website designer, on air personality, street representation, equipment technician, promotions consultant, station administrator, official spokesperson, and CEO of the station, Whited developed the first ever 24/7/365 all hip-hop and rap Internet radio station streaming audio and video website in Atlanta, Georgia in September of 2001. While fulfilling his daily station duties Whited is involved in the development of Internet radio broadcasters and created the Internet Radio Coalition (http://ircoalition.com).This association of legally broadcasting stations, distributes music on a worldwide level through the Internet Radio Pool and their respective charts. Jamal Whited is an Atlanta, Georgia native that took part in the development of the telecommunications backbone for the 1996 Olympic Games and completed major contributions for the backbone of the Scientific Atlanta network. Jamal is the co director of the 27 year old Jumpin Jack DJ Record Pool in conjunction with his father Wali “Jumpin Jack” Whited.
Currently in 283 International markets, J String leads his label “STREET HOP RECORDS” with visionary marketing & promotional concepts. J STRING is the innovator of “ACID TRIP” the new club sound that is psychedelic, dance, hip hop, and R&B fused. It is best defined by the distinct computerized bass, that drives the beat. Producer JString grew up in Chicago at the time that Acid House was popular JString says “I’m excited to introduce a new sound.” JString comes from behind the production board to lead the movement with a different style of delivery on the mic. “Some people think that I am trying to rap. Not true. I never wanted to be a Jay Z or Lil Wayne. I create music that makes you move. Then I ‘chant rap’ with the concept.
Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. is an attorney whose legal practice focuses on art, music, entertainment, digital, and social and online law. She obtained her JD from New York Law School and is licensed to practice in both New York and Georgia. Clients include museums, galleries, artists and art professionals, animators, film-makers, musicians and music professionals, authors, and various other creative professionals.
Deborah currently serves on the board of Women in Film & Television Atlanta, and is the legal advisor to the Georgia Music Industry Association. She is also a member of the Georgia Production Partnership, Georgia Entertainment Association, Women in Animation, and the Entertainment Law sections of the GA and New York Sate Bar Associations. Deborah’s pro bono activities include a music law clinic and workshops for visual artists through the Binders Art School and TBBCATL. She speaks at various industry conferences around the world, such as SEIGE CON and SIAF, on legal issues and concerns for artists of all genres.
Veteran Actor Kal Cauthern has mesmerized television and film audiences with his unique body of work.
Over the course of his career, Cauthen has performed in several block buster movies alongside Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Ruby Dee, Bernie Mac, Tyler Perry, Bruce Willis, Tasha Smith, Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur with a combined world wide box office gross of over $200 million.
He has appeared in “AboveThe Rim” ,daytime soap opera “All My Children.” Kal secured leading roles in various movies including “American Gangster,” and Tyler Perry’s, “Why Did I Get Married?,”
In 2008, Kal landed a principal role in the hit television series “Atlanta Homicide,” where he played Lead Detective, William Bryce. Ironically Atlanta Homicide began as an Independent project and transitioned into a television series. Independent films , “Unforgiven Sins,”which ,“Packing Suburbia.
Kal has also gained favorable notice across the country modeling in Upscale Magazine and appearing on several book covers of Award Winning Romance novels, “Heaven Scent” and “Harvest Moon.” and “Seems Like Your Ready Baby.” He has also appeared in Bell South and AT&T advertising commercials.
For the past 5 years Justin Price has been perfecting his craft in theater, and film looking for more challenging roles, he has no thought of giving up on his
dream of becoming a house hold name in the film industry,His first job he was selected for the role of a skateboarder in “The Joneses” with one line that eventually got cut from the movie, however he had made an impression on the director and was invited to play the double for David Duchony.
States Justin “The Vampire Diaries”, “When I got this role I had been acting for about 1 and half years and had taken myself to a new level, currently he is working on the film “Walk By Faith”.
Ebonice Atkins, new Associate Producer for TI & Tiny Show has over 6 years experience in television production including reality shows, music videos and start up talk shows. She just wrapped as Talent Coordinator for reality show “Jerseylicious” and recently an Associate Producer for “The Jeremy Kyle Show” and docureality series “Extreme Cheapskates”with TLC. She is a highly motivated individual with endless drive and tireless desire to be successful. From TV shows, to music videos the need multi-media presence will continue to be in great demand for new business and the entertainment world. 7th Wonder Media, LLC has entered the arena with quality service, filming, creativity and pricing. CEO and owner Ebonice Atkins has set 7th Wonder Media company standards high above the competition with top notch client services, bringing life to a clients draft and script to screen. 7th Wonder Media offer live video productions, music videos, viral, documentaries,editing, photography, live event production, webcast and online video content. She has held the role of Co-Director/Director of photography for recording artist Sammie, Strings, and Jasper just to name a few. 7th Media Wonder has covered events for The Source Magazine, 2 Chains concerts, BMI events and many more.
Daniel Flores is a natural born artist who has wielded a pencil in his hand since 1975. Daniel’s talents include graphic design, drawing, illustration and painting. Daniel expanded his natural skills into the web and graphic design realm in 1999 with DenominatorGraphics.com making pleasant design and effective marketing the focus.
As an artist, Daniel is an active participant in various art events including Art, Beats + Lyrics, Castleberry Hill Art Walk, World Wide Art Federation, Body Painting events and Mano A Mano Art Shows. Mano Art Shows has proven to be an awesome show where artists get a chance to show the world their talent.
Many of Daniel’s drawings and designs can be found on skateboards and clothing apparel. Daniel can be found all over the web for his art shows, custom skateboard designs and graphic design under his artist name: DTM-DaCreativeGenius.
Aneesah Bray originally from Los Angeles, California, is a manager with multi-level experience in administration and management working in music, film, private industry and community not-for-profit organizations. She owns Southern Power Management developed to discover service and manage music and film celebrity talent. Aneesah has used her business acumen to attract and produce talent, develop strategic alliances with global talent buyers, music publishing/licensing organizations and advertising agencies.
She is a member of The National Association of Personal Mangers, Casting Society of America, and Women in Film, National Association of Black Female Music Executives and The Association of Music Supervisors.
Along with Southern Power Management, Aneesah runs Sister Companies, LLC a membership program for females in the music and film industries. She is primarily credited with developing the career of Rapper/Actor Bone Crusher. Among her film and television credits (as talent, production assistant and wardrobe stylist) are: “Trois” “Working Girl,” “Pump Up The Volume,” “Lambada,” “Deadly Justice,” “The Wonder Years,” and “Beverly Hills High. Music videos include “Bonita Applebum”, and “Love you like I did”. Large productions include “Image awards”, “The Show…” Jodeci Tour, Divine Styler “Grey Matter” project, Universal Zulu Nation and United Nations Club promotions, Universal trade shows, Ciera’s EPK project for Arista records. Other labels include Jive Records, Giant records, A&M records and Epic records. In 1994, Bray developed Omega Models, An urban modeling agency, hiring models for many major companies like B.E.T., Carson Products, Soft & Free Burrell Communications, and Mat Locke & Associates.
Aneesah is now the publisher of Black Millionaire Media, Inc. (BMMmagazine.com) and also Chief Organizer for Entertainment Affiliates Federal Credit Union.
LEN GIBSON - MBA
In 2006, Gibson produced the first Sweet Auburn International Film Festival which took “Celebrating Cultures in Motion” as its apt subtitle. The film festival was attached to the world renowned Sweet Auburn Springfest which is more than 20 years old and is the largest festival in the South East. Gibson and his executive team rebranded the festival and created the Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF) which debuted under the new brand in 2009. Gibson also extended his talent internationally and was hired as a consultant for the Barbados Cinefest Film Festival in Barbados which took place in August, 2007. Gibson has also done various production and camera work with MTV, VH1, producers from Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and A Mule and more. Gibson has also recently inked a television production deal with the acclaimed Nitelite Pictures operated and owned by Jonathan Levy the protégé of acclaimed actor/producer Henry Winkler.
Recently Gibson also produced films “Jury of Our Peers,” “Cornerstore” featuring Roger G. Smith & Judge Mathis and “Anatomy of Love.” Gibson also produced TV show “Boss Ladies,” and more.
Rob Bennett has always been a fashion hound so it’s no surprise that designing fashion is a natural gift. He has worked fashion into his busy sales career and entertainment business accolades.
As a top-notch professional, actor and entertainment organizer, Rob has won many top sales performer awards in the biotech business in the US for over 15 years. His career has taken him all over the world visiting fifty-plus countries. Through his travels, the cultures, design lines and fashion trends of far-off places have intrigued him enough to put idea to paper and create his own line called V designs.
The V designs clothing line captures the fusion of American practicality with Asian and European sharp lines and close cuts. The unique, eye-catching fusion can only be found in V designs. Rob states, “We never thought that V designs would take off, but we have backorders now – which is a good problem to have”.
He was recently chosen as the “Up and Coming Atlanta designer” to open up for the Banana Republic – Fashion STATEment Trina Turk fashion show.
Martin is the Executive Enterprise Manager at the Networks of 11Alive which is consists of channel 11, channel 36, Bounce TV and Antenna TV here in Atlanta. He works closely with the President and brokers strategic executive relationships on behalf of the Networks of 11Alive. Looking to foster creative and innovative ideas.
Martin is a member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and an active participant in the Technology Association of Georgia.
Martin Mace is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. Martin is a graduate of Morehouse College C’04 with a B.A. in Business Administration and Management.
Martin is a Senior Account Executive at the Georgia Chamber which is the largest business federation in the state and advocates for the concerns of the business community at the state Capitol as well as in Washington D.C. The Chamber’s Entertainment Committee has been an active supporter of the Entertainment Tax Credit that has helped to grow Atlanta into what some has called “Hollywood South” and are working to engage more in the entertainment space to ensure that many of the independent players in the industry have a voice.
Martin is a member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and an active participant in the Technology Association of Georgia
Stacey J formally known as Stacey Montgomery & Associates is a premier Lifestyle Manager, event planner & inspirational speaker. She started out in Chicago as an Event Planner which transitioned into a Lifestyle Management Company providing upscale, personal assistant services to clientele who desired extraordinary personalized attention. She has worked with a wide variety of clients including entrepreneurs, socialites, executives, celebrities, and professional athletes. Many used the services for very different reasons and each had individual personal concierge needs. “What they had in common is they were busy people who understood the value of their time.” Since relocating to Atlanta she has worked with several local celebrities and has been featured on TV1 “LisaRaye the Real McCoy” w/ her Cousin and Client LisaRaye and many people now refer to her as “Cousin Stacey”. She will also be seen on an episode of the highest rated VH1 show “Single Ladies”.
Stan E. Washington has a long and distinguish career in journalism.
His work has been recognized with a number of awards, including the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists’ Journalist of the Year and Pioneer Journalist awards. He also was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists’ Region III Hall of Fame.
Washington is currently the author of two popular blogs: Southeast Backlot.which covers the film and media industry in the southeast, and Assignment Now!, with photographer Moses Robinson.
From 1991 to 2006, Washington served as editor of The Atlanta Voice, one of Georgia’s largest and oldest weeklies. Under his editorial direction, the newspaper experienced its most profitable and popular period.
He is currently a senior writer with the publication.
Before joining The Atlanta Voice, Washington was a news anchor/reporter and substitute talk show host at WVEE/WAOK radio stations. He is a founding member of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, Inc.
Well-respected in the Atlanta community and by fellow journalists, Washington is a frequent speaker to students and is often requested to appear as a panelist on local news programs. His insight on news issues affecting African Americans have been sought out by BBC radio and Colourful Radio in London
PORTER VERSFELT III
Porter Versfelt III an Atlanta-based freelance producer, director, journalist, script writer and television cameraman for such organizations as Lifetime, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, Lions Gate Films, DreamWorks, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Universal Pictures, Georgia Public Broadcasting / PeachStar, E!, the Food Network, ABC News, NBC News, CNN International and the United States Geological Survey. Porter Versfelt’s motion picture EPK / DVD Special Features / behind-the-scenes credits include movies such as:
Contagion (Universal Pictures) Wanderlust (Universal Pictures) Life As We Know It (Warner Brothers) Due Date (Warner Brothers) Why Did I Get Married Too (Lionsgate Films) I Can Do Bad All By Myself (Lionsgate Films) Preacher’s Kid (Warner Brothers) Notorious (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Madea Goes To Jail (Lionsgate Films) The Family That Preys (Lionsgate Films) Meet the Browns (Lionsgate Films) Daddy’s Little Girls (Lionsgate Films) Madea’s Family Reunion (Lionsgate Films) Stomp the Yard (Sony Pictures) Shark Tale (Dreamworks)
Horace Jones is the founder and Chairman of OnyxNineveh Productions, LLC, America’s only urban Christian feature film company. He has produced the film entitled, THE WALK, starring, Grammy Award winning songstress, Regina Belle, former MTV personality, Teck “Money” Holmes and he introduced to the film genre, Eva Pigford, the 2004 winner of television’s, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. He is also producing motivational, inspirational films that are cutting-edged and thought-provoking. Horace produced more than 120 gospel music projects through his gospel music company, Clef Productions. His Clef Entertainment Group has consulted some the industries leading recording companies and he has managed several acts. Mr. J managed and laid the groundwork for Arista Record’s recording producers, Organized Noize, which produced OutKast and The Goodie Mob. Some of the
amazing talent that the Clef Entertainment Group has worked with are, Mary J. Blige, KC & JoJo, Montel Jordan, Laylah Hathaway, Malik Youba, Nelly and the Lunatics, Shyne, Arista Records artists, Island Black Music artists, MCA Records artists, Universal Music Group artists. Mr. Jones came to the entertainment industry from Corporate America, where he served as Director of Ascertainment Development for Cox Cable Communications, working with and under the leadership of Bob Wright (now President/CEO for NBC Television). In this position, Mr. Jones was instrumental in assisting many minority contractors and vendors in attaining lucrative contracts with Cox Cable. In addition to helping minority contractors and vendors, Mr. Jones gave personal assistance to Black Entertainment Television founder and CEO, Bob Johnson at a very critical time through the developmental stages of this now hugely popular urban network.
Collaborating with accomplished Atlanta entrepreneur John F. Wilson, who serves as President of OnyxNineveh Productions, he is now engaged in producing a comprehensive slate of urban theatrical films and television products under the OnyxNineveh banner
De’Andrea Johnson is an Atlanta based model that has over 10 years experience in the fashion industry. She has had the pleasure of working with some of the well known celebrity photographers such as Drexena and Derek Blanks just to name a few. Johnson has participated in several print, campaign, runway, hair and fashion shows such as Reco Chapple Spring Collection, Trumpet Awards High Tea in High Heels, Taliah Waajid Natural Hair Crowning Event Runway, African Summer Fest 2012, Fashion Night Out 2012, Kontrol Magazine Fashion Show, and L.A. Fashion Week October 2012. De’Andrea is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the Fashion World and she is always willing to lend a helping hand, some advice, and pointers to all aspiring models and persons looking to make a mark in the Fashion Industry.
TOM DAVIS has been in the business of building, engineering, programming and managing broadcast radio stations for forty years. And – after all of this time – Atlanta’s Tom Davis is pioneering and reinventing in many very interesting ways. Mr. Davis has worked across the USA and the Caribbean while mentoring and motivating people to pursue professional careers in the radio broadcast medium, Tom Davis background in radio is what is termed as ‘spectacular’. His experience includes stints Operations Manager in radio station markets as KKFI – FM Radio in Kansas City, KNON in Dallas, Texas and KABF in Little Rock, Arkansas. Tom Davis is best known in the Atlanta area for the work he did from 1990 to 1998 at community radio station WRFG – FM (89.3) as station manager – Mr. Davis introduced a number of programs that captured a diverse and cross section of listeners around the city. “World Party” was
one of the programs exposing music from around the world. Tom Davis was the first radio executive to program hip hop / rap music on a daily basis on broadcast radio in Atlanta. These programs additions quickly gained the veteran radio executive recognition from around the USA. While station manager at WRFG in 1998 – Tom Davis expanded the station’s reach internationally and conducted remote broadcasts from Europe, Africa, Jamaica and various other exotic locations. He also spearheaded the campaign to raise WRFG – FM’s power from 27,000 to 100,000 watts. Upon leaving the station – Tom Davis reinvented himself by starting one of the first internet radio stations in the USA. The station is called Love Internet Radio (www.dr-love.com). Love Radio has a very diverse format highlighting music, information and special events. The music format includes such genres as jazz, blues, rap / hip hop, R&B, gospel, rock and alternative. Love Radio coordinates talent for major festivals through its Love Artists Network. Love Radio develops promotional activities for organizations, festivals, events, etc.
Christopher Thomas, MBA & Marketing Maven (Twitter: @itsCThomas, IG: inMMGroup) is a Partner with the inMMGroup, a leading media and marketing company who currently publishes 4 digital publications: www.inAtlanta.us, www.inCharlotte.us, www.inMontgomery.us and www.inNewOrleans.us. The websites combined makes over 8 Million impressions a month.
As an EXPERT in Marketing, Christopher has an extensive portfolio in corporate and entertainment marketing, Thomas has led successful campaigns for Rolls Royce, BMW, Atlantic Records, REMY USA, Moet Brands, Capitol Records, GRIP Magazine, YoungBlood Time Pieces, MACY’s, Eklectik Genes Clothing Company and More.
Thomas has a STRONG belief in giving back to the community as a mentor and board member to many non-profit organizations.
Daniel Blackman serves as a Public and Intergovernmental Affairs specialist, and has consulted entities such as the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Green Building Council, National Wildlife Federation, Georgia Conservancy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, City of Atlanta, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. In 2006, his passion for energy and the environment was fueled when he was appointed by the Chairman of the National Wildlife Federation to serve on an Environmental Policy Commission co-sponsored by an organization representing members of the United States Congress to address renewable energy and public health issues in disadvantaged communities throughout America.
With 10 years of experience serving as a cause-marketing consultant, Daniel uses his influence to bring together people diverse in culture and generation with the hope of inspiring action, education, and true change through social responsibility. Mr. Blackman’s entrepreneurial background has afforded him the opportunity to serve in various capacities with some of the most notable brands including the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, Women’s National Basketball Association, Walt Disney World, Radio One, Sony Music Entertainment, J Records, Essence Magazine, Usher’s New Look Foundation, and working directly with high-profile athletes and entertainers; which has given him an innovative approach to leadership development and coalition building, and positioned him to serve as a social-justice advocate with a vision to transform the social conscious of America’s youth towards a shared belief that we are well-able to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
MR WORLD FAMOUS
Mr. World “FAMOUS” is the CEO of: INF Media Group, LLC & INF World Records he also specializes in Mobile Marketing. His company brought you the television show “Rate It Or Hate It” TV and H.I.T.S. (Heat In The Streetz) Online interviews of up & coming Artist, celebrities and industry professionals. He has shot many many videos, commercial, promotional videos, working behind the scenes with celebrities, industry professionals and companies from LA to the Atlanta. From music production, mixing & mastering to filming, video editing, photographing, author, public speaking and networking maniac! Mr. World “FAMOUS” is definitely someone to know.
Chris Rich is an accomplished Actor, Model and Singer. His Film and Television credits include: “Trois 3: The Escort” (Rainforest Films), “The Coloring” (Abuzz Films), “Born and Raised” (Jerry Riggs Films), Army Wives (Lifetime), “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS), “For One Night” (Lifetime) and “Walker Texas Ranger” (CBS). In addition he also performed in the regional theatrical production of “Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places.”
As a model, Chris has walked on runways for: Neiman Marcus,Saks, Sean John,Russell Athletics, and many more.
An R&B and Gospel singer, Chris’ musical gift has allowed him the opportunity to work with Kirk Franklin and Pastor Darryl Blair. Currently, Chris is working on his first solo CD project which will be released in the Fall of 2012. Chis is now the new face of the Henig Fur Campaign.