Alfred Edmond Jr. is Senior Vice President/Chief Content Officer of Black Enterprise. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all of the media platforms under the Black Enterprise brand. Edmond is responsible for overseeing editorial/content policies and enforcing quality standards for all of the major franchises and partnerships of Black Enterprise, including BlackEnterprise.com; Black Enterprise magazine; the Our World with Black Enterprise and Black Enterprise Business Report television shows, live networking events, such as the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo, the Women of Power Summit; and Now coming soon the Black Men Xcel Summit
Prior to accepting his current position, Edmond was Sr. VP/Multimedia Editor-at-Large of Black Enterprise, overseeing content and circulation marketing for the company, while also providing brand and content leadership across media platforms.
During his tenure as chief editor of BLACK ENTERPRISE
(beginning in 1995 when he was named executive editor), the magazine’s circulation more than doubled to a rate base of 525,000 for 2008. In addition, the magazine earned nine Folio: Editorial Excellence (Eddie) Awards in the business/finance consumer magazines category, a Griot Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists, and more than a dozen other editorial and
design awards under his leadership. An award-winning reporter and editor, he has been recognized by TJFR Business News Reporter as one of America’s 100 Most Influential Financial Journalists and was named to the Folio: 40 list of the most influential people in the magazine
industry by Folio: Magazine
Edmond appears regularly on television and nationally syndicated radio, including serving as host of WVON 1690 Chicago’s The Urban Business Roundtable weekly radio show; commentator on PBS’ Nightly Business Report; contributor to American Express OPEN Forum,
The Doug Banks Show radio program; and guest expert on MSNBC’s Your Business and CNN. Edmond is a nationally recognized expert on business and economic trends and a highly sought-after public speaker and moderator.