The Network Journal Hosts 16th Annual Women in Business Awards
Bethesda, MD (BlackNews.com) — The RLJ Companies today announced that Traci Otey Blunt, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, has been recognized among The Network Journalâ€™s (TNJ) â€œ25 Influential Black Women in Businessâ€ award honorees for 2014.
â€œAs the second highest ranking female executive at The RLJ Companies, Traci has the leadership skills, the work ethic and the managerial expertise to become one of the top-ranked female business leaders in this country,â€ says Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies. â€œI admire Traci for the creativity, talent and vision that she helps to create at The RLJ Companies and I was proud to recommend her for this prestigious award which recognizes the success and professionalism that women of color bring to the corporate community.â€
TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin added, â€œThe women we are honoring this year are at the forefront of American leadership and symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines.â€
Honorees are featured in the March/April issue of The Network Journal magazine â€“ www.tnj.com/2014/traci-otey-blunt. The Network Journal, founded in 1993, is an award-winning magazine published quarterly on issues that affect the growth of business and the advancement of African-American professionals in the workplace.
About The RLJ Companies
The RLJ Companies, founded by Robert L. Johnson, is an innovative business network that provides strategic investments in a diverse portfolio of companies. Within The RLJ Companies portfolio, Johnson owns or holds interests in businesses operating in a publicly traded hotel real estate investment trust; private equity; financial services; asset management; automobile dealerships; sports and entertainment; and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming. The RLJ Companies is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, with affiliate operations in Charlotte, NC; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; San Juan, PR; and Monrovia, Liberia. Prior to founding The RLJ Companies, Johnson was founder and chairman of Black Entertainment Television (BET). For more information visit: www.RLJcompanies.com
Photo Caption: Traci Otey Blunt, SVP of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs at The RLJ Companies