Black Enterprise

Black Enterprise Names New CEO
February 1, 2006

Earl G. Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine, has announced the appointment of his son, Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., as chief executive officer and president of the magazine. Graves Sr., who founded the company in 1970, will remain chairman and publisher. Graves Sr. said his son’s promotion was well-deserved and is a reflection of the company’s growth as a result of his efforts. “Over the past 17 years, Butch has excelled despite the challenges of an ultracompetitive and rapidly changing publishing industry,” he said. “As we have expanded our company, Butch’s business acumen and instincts have helped triple our revenue.” Graves Jr. will continue to head