Craig B. Clayton Sr.
Craig B. Clayton Sr. joined Trans-Perfect as president of the TransPerfect Diversity & Inclusion Consulting practice. TransPerfect provides business and language services to clients in the legal, medical and corporate arenas worldwide. Clayton will help TransPerfect’s Clients leverage diversity in both the work force and marketplace, using his patented Diversity Earnings Per Share measure to help them quantify the return on their investment in their diversity programs. TransPerfect comprises TransPerfect Translations, TransPerfect Staffing Solutions, TransPerfect Document Management, Crimson Life Sciences, TransPerfect Transcriptions, TransPerfect Diversity & Inclusion Consulting, TransPerfect Deposition Services and Translations.com.
Farai Chideya was named host of News & Notes on National Public Radio, replacing Ed Gordon. Chideya is a broadcast and digital media journalist, longtime public radio show host and founder of www.PopandPolitics.com , an online journal for young Americans that attracts more than 50,000 visitors monthly. Before joining News & Notes in February 2005, Chideya was host of Your Call, a daily news and cultural call-in show on NPR member station KALW in San Francisco. She also was a correspondent for ABC News; a commentator for CNN, Fox, MSNBC and BET; and an anchor of the Oxygen cable network’s prime- time program Pure Oxygen. Chideya began her career as a reporter for Newsweek. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in English.
Lloyd G. Trotter
Lloyd G. Trotter was named vice chairman of GE and president and CEO of GE Industrial, which in-cludes plastics, advanced materials, consumer and in-dustrial, security, sensing, fanuc automation, inspection technologies and equipment services. A 36-year GE veteran, he previously was executive vice president of operations. He is a founding member of GE’s African American Forum and represents GE for America’s Promise, an organization founded by former Secretary of State Colin Powell to increase volunteerism in support of youth. He is a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and the GE Foundation. Trotter holds a B.A. in business administration from Cleveland State University and received an honorary doctorate in that subject from the same school.
Donna DeBerry is Nike’s first vice president of diversity, a new position. She will help to further integrate diversity into Nike’s global business strategies and employer of choice practices. Most recently, she was chief executive officer and founder of DRP International, a diversity and event management consultancy. Previously, she was executive vice president of Global Diversity and Corporate Affairs at Wynd-ham International Inc., making her the highest-ranking African-American in the hotel and hospitality industry. DeBerry has served on the boards of the National Hispanic Corporate Council, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Nat-ional Coalition of Black Meeting Planners and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers.
Tracey Edmonds was named president and chief operating officer of Our Stories Films, the studio created by Robert L. Johnson, founder of BET, and the Weinstein Company. She will be responsible for driving the vision of the new film studio and all its operations, identifying and executing projects from development to production. Over the past 10 years, Edmonds was owner, president and CEO of Edmonds Entertainment Group, which produced the film Soul Food and the Showtime series of the same name. Edmonds serves on the board of governors for the Producers Guild of America, and was one of two African-American executives on the board of the Recording Industry Assoc-iation of America.
Daphne M. Leroy
Daphne M. Leroy was named director of marketing & communications for the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Commu-nications. She will manage all facets of corporate communications for the association and its 17 chapters and will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing campaigns and branding initiatives. Leroy joins NAMIC from CBS Corp./Viacom Inc., where she was manager, Global Initiative on H.I.V./AIDS within the Corporate Relations, Office of the Chairman. She holds a degree in marketing management from Bernard M. Baruch College, City University of New York.
Karen Watson was named senior vice president, communications, for Nielsen and VNU’s Media Measurement and Information Group. She will oversee the day-to-day functions of the communications department, with particular emphasis on overall press relations, external communications, marketing support and communication to clients. Wat-son previously served as vice president, government relations, for Echostar Satellite; director of the office of public affairs for the Federal Communications Commis-sion; and deputy project director at WGBH for the production of the primetime PBS series Africans in America. She holds a B.A. in American Studies from Bard College in New York.