Roger -How did you get your start within the Media Industry?
Traci Otey Blunt- I have had the exciting opportunity to work with Bob Johnson (founder of Black Entertainment Television) for the past 9 years. For six years, I worked at The RLJ Companies, which is the holding company that comprises his 10 portfolio business enterprises ranging from private equity, automotive, hotel real estate investment, financial services, VLT gaming, and entertainment. I met Mr. Johnson while I was on the Hillary for President 2008 presidential campaign and following the campaign, he asked me to join his company to manage his executive visibility/brand and the corporate communications, public affairs, and political affairs across The RLJ Companies. The corporate communications and public affairs position was created for me and I developed and launched the department within The RLJ Companies. In this role, I have worked closely with Mr. Johnson across the business entities under The RLJ Companies banner. In 2012, he founded RLJ Entertainment and I was part of the team that launched the business.