Anne Sempowski Ward
Anne Sempowski Ward was named president and chief operating officer at Fashion Fair Cosmetics. She will lead all aspects of sales, product development, supply chain and marketing and also will work on business development strategies and diversified initiatives. She previously was assistant vice president of African-American marketing at the Coca-Cola Co. and before that associate director of multicultural marketing at Procter & Gamble Co. Ward holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering and materials science from Duke University and a global master’s in business administration from the university’s Fuqua School of Business. She is the first African-American trustee of the P&G Fund, with responsibility for P&G’s philanthropy.
Roland R. Thornton
Roland R. Thornton was appointed executive vice president for Qwest Communications Inter-national Inc.’s wholesale markets. Prior to this position, Thornton was a senior vice president of customer service operations in the same division. He has held several other senior management positions, including at SBC and Ameritech, and co-founded the consulting firm, Acquired Knowledge Ltd. He serves on the board of directors of the Food Bank of the Rockies and the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce. Thornton holds a B.Sc. from Indiana University and a master’s degree in information systems from the University of Illinois.
Jamil Walker was named associate director of Editorial Services & Media Relations at Broadcast Music Inc. He will coordinate media coverage of BMI events and will be responsible for disseminating press releases and photo assignments. He will be based in the company’s New York office, reporting to the senior director for Editorial Services and the assistant vice president for Corporate Relations & Media Relations. Prior to joining BMI, Walker was publicity coordinator for the Zomba Label Group/Jive Records in New York. He has worked at Sony/BMG Music Entertainment, BMG Distri-bution and MCA Records. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University and is completing a master’s degree in communications and media management at Fordham University in New York.