Friday, January 15, 2010

Prepaid Expo USA 2010 Speaker Profile: Founder of The RLJ Companies - Robert L. Johnson

Robert L. Johnson
Founder & Chairman, The RLJ Companies

Robert L. Johnson is the Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that owns or holds interests in a diverse portfolio of companies in the banking/financial services, real estate, hospitality, professional sports, film production, gaming and automotive industries. In July 2007, Johnson was named by USA Today as one of the 25 most influential business leaders of the past 25 years.

In 2009, The RLJ Companies announced top ranking of several of its portfolio companies in the "2009 B.E. 100s List," published annually by Black Enterprise magazine.

Prior to forming The RLJ Companies, Mr. Johnson was founder and chairman of Black Entertainment Television (BET), the nation's first and leading television network providing quality entertainment, music, news, sports and public affairs programming for the African American audience. Under Mr. Johnson's leadership, BET became the first African American-owned company publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2001, Mr. Johnson sold BET to Viacom for approximately $3 billion and remained the Chief Executive Officer through 2006.

Robert L. Johnson will be speaking at the Prepaid Expo USA 2010 this February. Take some time to view our speaker line-up below. Hope to see you in Las Vegas this February!

Prepaid Expo Brochure

Bio Courtesy of The RJL Companies

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