National Press Club

NPC Luncheon with Robert L. Johnson, Chairman, RLJ Companies

NPC Luncheon with Robert L. Johnson, Chairman, RLJ Companies

March 26, 2013 12:30 PM

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Location: Ballroom

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Robert L. Johnson, Founder and Chairman of The RLJ Companies and named by USA Today as one of the 25 most influential business leaders of the past 25 years, will address members and guests at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, March 26. Mr. Johnson will share with attendees his findings from a recent Zogby poll: “Black Opinions in the Age of Obama.”

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 (NYSE).

After selling BET as president Mr. Johnson founded RLJ Companies, an innovative business network that provides strategic investments in a diverse portfolio of companies in hotel real estate investment; private equity; financial services; asset management; insurance services; automobile dealerships; sports and entertainment; and video lottery terminal gaming.

Mr. Johnson recently commissioned notable polling entity Zogby Analytics to conduct an online and telephone survey of 1002 African American adults in the United States to gauge sentiments of the African American community on the current state of affairs: i.e. political, economic, and social. Zogby telephone and interactive surveys have generally been the most accurate in U.S. Presidential elections since 1996 and Mr. Johnson will reveal the results of the survey during the National Press Club luncheon.

The Press Club luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session, ending at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by going to the following link: http://www.press.org/events/npc-luncheon-robert-johnson-chairman-rlj-com.... The cost of luncheon admission is $21 for National Press Club members and $35 non-members. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation.

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