Joyce S. Johnson
Joyce S. Johnson was appointed president and chief executive officer of Black Equity Alliance. She will work to bring increased attention to the inequities highlighted in the organization’s study, The State of Black New York City 2007. Johnson served as the New York State field director for the Obama 2008 presidential campaign. She has served as national director of equal employment opportunity for Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc., president and CEO of Bradford Stanley, Johnson and Johnson, director of community relations in the Office of New York City Comptroller Alan Hevesi, special assistant to Manhattan Borough Presi-dent Ruth Messinger and as a two-term board member and vice chair of Upper West Side Community Board No.7. Johnson holds a B.Sc. in microbiology from Howard University.
Kaplan Mobray was named U.S. Diversity Programs Leader at Deloitte Services L.L.P. He will be a strategic adviser on issues of diversity and inclusion, recruiting and branding. Most recently, Mobray was the company’s U.S. Diversity Recruiting Leader. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and College of Arts and Sciences. He was the recipient of the school’s prestigious Spoon Award, representing highest honors at the university.
Emil Wilbekin was named editor
-in-chief of Giant magazine, part of Radio One Inc. He replaces Smokey Fontaine, who was promoted to chief content officer. Wilbekin is the former editor-in-chief of Vibe magazine, where he helped take the franchise from publishing to multimedia and produced the first annual Vibe Awards on UPN. Wilbekin was vice president of brand development at Marc Ecko Enterprises and a consultant for Sean John, AXE and Microsoft. His awards include The Anti-Violence Project’s Courage Award, The Hetrick Martin Institute’s Emory Award and the 2002 National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He is a graduate of Hampton University and of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.