Alfred Edmond Jr. is senior vice president/multimedia editor-at-large 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 also responsible for helping to set and enforce quality standards for the editorial content of the major franchises of BLACK ENTERPRISE, including BlackEnterprise.com; BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine; live networking events, such as the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo and the Women of Power Summit; and the Our World with Black Enterprise and Black Enterprise Business Report television shows.
From 2008 through 2010, Edmond held the position of senior vice president/editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, responsible for the development of the Website’s content, as well as the hiring and overall supervision of the editorial staff. In this position, Edmond played an important leadership role in the transition of BLACK ENTERPRISE from print magazine publisher to a digital-first multimedia content company.
From 2000 through 2008, Edmond held the position of senior vice president/editor-in-chief of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. 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 in 2007.
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 and The Doug Banks Show radio program; and guest expert on MSNBC’s Your Business and CNN. A nationally recognized expert on business and economic trends, Edmond is a highly sought-after public speaker and moderator.
Edmond is a member and former board member of the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), and has served as a screener for ASME’s National Magazine (Ellie) Awards for more than a decade, the last several years as a judging leader. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a lifetime member of the New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) and the Rutgers University Alumni Association, and a lifetime and founding member of the Rutgers African-American Alumni Alliance (RAAA). He is also a charter member of the NABJ Business Writers Task Force.
Edmond joined BLACK ENTERPRISE in 1987 as an associate editor and advanced to business editor later that year. In 1990 he was promoted to senior editor/administration, then to managing editor in 1992. He was made executive editor in 1995, named editor-in-chief in 2000, and assumed his current role in June 2008. Before joining BLACK ENTERPRISE, Edmond served as the senior editor of MBM/Modern Black Men Magazine (1986) and as an associate editor for the Daily Challenge (1985). He was also the managing editor of Big Red News (1983-1985, now the New York Beacon), a weekly, black newspaper in Brooklyn, New York.