Meet Our Executive Team

Our strength is derived from our management team – a blend of experience, creativity, savvy, and energy.

Snookie Jones, Principal and Founder, is also CEO/Owner of Overall Marketing, which provides record labels with marketing support; CEO/Promotions for Philly 2000 Entertainment, a marketing and promotions company; and a Partner in Jones Black Jones Creative Artist Management.  He is knowledgeable about all facets of the recorded music industry, independent promotion, and marketing services, and both the independent and corporate sides of business. His 30+ years of experience as a Music Industry Executive have been a contributing factor in the successful careers of recording artists, promotion reps, and radio personalities. He has been Local Promotion Manager for Schwartz Brothers Distributors, Regional Promotion Manager/Director for RCA Records, and Regional Promotion Director for Giant Records.  In addition, his long-standing, impeccable relationship with the radio broadcasting industry has earned him a great deal of respect for his ability to organize and develop meaningful projects, and to recruit prominent air personalities and executives for his brainchild, Philly Entertainment Network.

Cora H. Jones, Co-Founder, is National Coordinator for Overall Marketing, as well as Director of Finance for Philly 2000 Entertainment and for Jones Black Jones Creative Artist Management. She has a strong background in all aspects of financial planning, analysis, and reporting; strategic business planning; operations management and accountability; cost management; revenue growth; process improvement; and banking, performing in a straightforward and ethical manner. She has been a Consumer Loans Investigator for Industrial Valley Bank, Senior Account Coordinator for Fidelity Bank, Assistant Branch Manager for Midlantic /PNC Bank, Client Service Representative for Credit Bureau Associates, and Controller for The Comfort Zone. 

Kathryn DiGiorgio, President and CEO, is Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of the publically-traded CDI Corp., the President and CEO of Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, and the Chair of Community Performing Arts Center at P.I.T.; and is a Notary, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She is also Director of Administration for Jones Black Jones Creative Artist Management and for Philly 2000 Entertainment.  Her extensive and diverse background includes all aspects of sales, agency presentations, creating promotional opportunities, writing and producing commercial copy, training sales staff, marketing, advertising, promotions, merchandising, public relations, designing media kits/programs/brochures/flyers/invitations, event planning, interior design, bookkeeping, administration, office management, insurance, public speaking, writing, editing, web design, and research. She has worked as National Sales Manager, Local Sales Co-Manager, and Account Executive at 1340 AM WHAT; Co-Op Coordinator, Account Executive, Assistant to the General Sales Manager, Local Sales Assistant/Administrative Secretary, and FCC License Coordinator at WDAS AM/FM, with special achievements in coordinating local and national sales departments into one, assisting in developing promotions department, assisting and supervising traffic department, and managing the national sales office; and Leasing/Marketing/Resident Services Director at The Yorkhouse (a senior apartment building). She has also been a Property and Casualty Insurance Agent for All State and Nationwide.

Renata J. Daniels, Chief Operating Officer, is a Paralegal/Law Assistant at the Law Offices of Telissa K. Lindsey in Marlton, NJ, where she performs many functions, including legal, factual, and records research; identifying relevant judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, and codes; prepares written reports; drafts legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, contracts, agreements, and legal memoranda; helps prepare legal arguments, applications, declarations, and motions; builds and maintains databases and files; reviews and monitors new and updated laws and regulations; maintains the law library; coordinates law office activities, such as subpoena delivery; locates and interviews witnesses; and helps with trial preparation, including witness lists, exhibits, and trial binders. Renata worked for the Camden County Council on Economic Opportunity as the Energy Program Monitor, overseeing 33 employees and 3 offices on a daily basis to ensure proper productivity; managed the daily budget for oil, gas, and electric assistance and home repairs; handled all correspondence with the Governor, Senators, and Congressmen; and interacted with contractors and electric companies.

Annamarie Cassidy, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, is a hands-on manager with over 25 years of experience in general accounting, financial reporting, and operations management. She is a self-motivated and organized individual who is capable of working independently or as part of a team to accomplish the company’s goals and objectives. Her strengths include general accounting, budgeting, regulatory compliance, and cash management. She is currently Chief Financial Officer at Pennsylvania Institute of Technology in Media, PA, where she trains and manages the financial and financial aid staff of five on all office functions; leads the annual budget in conjunction with the president and members of the Executive Leadership Team; prepares all fiscal reporting activities for the organization on a monthly basis, including reconciliations, pension plan requirements, financial statements, and cash flow projections; develops and maintains systems of internal controls and oversees all audit issues and all compliance issues; monitors on a daily basis all banking activities and ensures adequate cash flow to meet the organization’s needs; oversees on a monthly basis the financial expenditures of all federal and state grants and prepares annual budgets; monitors all debt compliance issues; and oversees business insurance plans and health care coverage annually. Her experience also includes Regional Controller, Helix Healthcare, Inc., Paoli, PA; and Account Manager, Grossman & Associates, P.C., Bala Cynwyd, PA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from West Chester University, West Chester, PA, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Gary Young, Senior Executive Vice President, has over 35 years of broadcast experience, with 20+ years in programming. His proven track record as a Program Director has resulted in increased market share and revenue, strategic planning, research interpretation, internet inclusion, social media, talent development, brand management, budgeting, and quality control. He was Program Director of Gospel 1230 WSOK in Savannah, GA; WHJX/WJBT in Jacksonville, FL; WKKV in Milwaukee, WI, where he received the “George Boogaloo Frazier” Award for Excellence by Urban Network Magazine; gained national recognition when, in 1990, WCDX in Richmond, VA, and, in 2006, WLVH/LOVE 101.1 in Savannah, GA, became the #1 most listened to radio stations for the first time in their history, and, also in 2006, the station was nominated for “Small Market Station of the Year." Under his leadership, in 1997, WUSL in Philadelphia, PA, was honored with the “Large Market Urban Station of the Year” award by Gavin Magazine. He has worked in his hometown of Detroit, MI; Little Rock, AR; Shreveport, LA; and Washington D.C. He is formerly Public Address Announcer for the Philadelphia 76ers and has done voiceover work for NFL Films, Staples, and educational films in Philadelphia. Gary is an active member of the NAACP, the National Kidney Foundation, and 100 Black Men of Savannah, and is on the board of directors of the We Stand Up Coalition (WSUP), a groundbreaking organization designed to stop child molestation, domestic violence, and mass incarceration.

Kingsley H. Smith, Executive Vice President of Apps Operations, is currently Program Director at NPR in Washington, DC, where he created the program schedule for two new 24-hour satellite radio stations (NPR Now and NPR Talk) based at National Public Radio for the Sirius Satellite Radio Service (on air February 2002) and manages both stations. Kingsley also created an additional 24-hour NPR online program schedule for Sirius.com that launched in September 2007. He developed, produced, and currently maintains a library of promotional image announcements for the three Sirius XM services. In January 2008, Kingsley assumed responsibility for programming the four NPR International radio services: NPR Worldwide, NPR Armed Forces Radio, USEN (NPR Japan), and NPR Berlin. He developed and launched the website NPRBerlin.de to support NPR FM Berlin 104.1. Kingsley has also worked as Program Director at WHYY-FM, Philadelphia, PA; Production Director at WSSJ-AM, Camden, NJ/ Philadelphia, PA; Operations Manager, as well as Program and Music Director, at WAYV-FM in Atlantic City, NJ; and Operations Manager at WUSS-AM Atlantic City, NJ.

Ray Boyd, Executive Vice President of International Affairs, is Program Coordinator for WRS (World Radio Switzerland), in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also President of Boyd Media Consulting and a professional voice over talent with the Houghton Agency, both in Atlanta. A seasoned radio veteran with more than 30 years of broadcast experience, he is formerly Director of Global Music for World Space Satellite Radio in Washington, D.C., where he managed more than seventeen formats that were broadcast to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; more than sixteen channels in Bangalore, India; and two in Dubai, U.A.E. He is also a former Program Director of WBLS, New York; WVEE, Atlanta; and WMMJ, Washington, D.C; and has consulted for radio stations across the United States and in Nassau, The Bahamas. His numerous awards include Billboard Magazine Program Director of the Year, Gavin Program Director of the Year, and Impact Magazine Program Director of the Year.

Gregg Diggs, Executive Vice President of Digital Radio Operations, is a highly accomplished broadcast veteran with over 25 years of radio and television experience. He began his broadcasting career as the Music Director/Assistant Program Director at WKYS-FM in Washington, D.C., where he also produced the highly successful “Traffic Jam” mix show. As Director of Music Video Programming at Black Entertainment Television, Gregg was responsible for programming all of the music videos, as well as booking all of the celebrity interviews and performances for the network. He programmed the BET-produced music video show “Rap City Nijon,” which aired in Japan. In addition, he contributed to the development and the production of numerous BET specials and served as Executive Producer. Gregg Diggs was one of the first music programmers in satellite radio history. At WorldSpace Satellite Radio Network, he was the Program Director for three music channels that received international recognition and acclaim by audiences in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. At Sirius XM Satellite Radio, he was the Sports Department Supervisor and coordinated live broadcasts for a myriad of sporting events. The Salem Media Group solicited his expertise to facilitate broadcast operations for four of its commercial radio stations. He is also the author of the book, “The Musical DNA of Gregg Diggs (How A Club DJ Found Success In Radio, Music Videos, & The Music Industry).

Michael Anthony Davis, Executive Vice President of Sales, is a Certified Digital Marketing Consultant (CDMC) and has over fifteen years in urban radio selling and marketing, with a successful record in developing and growing agency business using digital and integrated marketing with national and regional accounts. His creative efforts have succeeded in raising non-traditional revenue by developing relationships and collaborations with local and regional businesses in every market area of his career, consistently securing new local and regional businesses and generating significant new revenue for the stations. He was Senior Account Executive with Radio-One in Dallas, TX. As General Sales Manager at URBan Radio Broadcasting’s Radio Toledo (Ohio), he was top revenue producer from 2008 through 2011 and also exceeded local sales goals for WIMX and WJZE (Toledo) from 2006 through 2008. He directed the sales team in securing sponsorship for “Tom Joyner Sky Show” in Toledo, which resulted in record-breaking sales in local sponsorships and a record-breaking sales year. He was Senior Account Executive at Sheridan Broadcasting in Pittsburgh, PA, Stop 26 Riverbend in Columbus, OH, and Radio-One/Blue Chip Broadcasting in Dayton, OH; General Sales Manager at Memphis Radio Group, Memphis, TN; and AM/FM General Sales Manager for Hawes-Saunders Broadcasting in Omaha, NE, and Dayton, OH. For several years, he was a member of the Radio Advertising Bureau’s Planning Committee for its annual conference.

Donald L. Davis Jr. (known as Double D), Executive Vice President of Production, is the owner of “Double D” Productions, where he does the writing, voicing, and producing of radio commercials, radio station imaging, and voice tracking. A seasoned radio veteran, Double D has over 30 years of experience working in various capacities, including On-air Personality at WHUR, Washington D.C.; KBCE, Alexandria, LA; WNAP, Norristown, PA; and WBLX, Mobile, AL; Production Director, Creative Director, Production Assistant, and Program Director at WTCY, Harrisburg, PA.

Fred Mills, Senior Vice President of Programming/PEN House of R&B, is a highly productive broadcasting and entertainment marketing professional with considerable experience in building brand product, profile, and alliances for major and emerging companies. He has an outstanding record of creating partnerships in top competitive markets to drive revenue growth, a successful track record in launching new product, building profitable cross-marketing programs, and event organization. He is currently an Air Personality and Program/Music Director on the Kirk Franklin Praise Channel with SiriusXM Satellite Radio in New York and is President/Owner of ProMark Unltd, an entertainment and sports marketing consultancy. He was also Air Personality/Program and Music Director at WNJR Radio in Newark, NJ. A switch in career direction led to his becoming a music executive with several major record companies, including Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Mercury/Motown, Virgin, and Polygram/Mercury, working with some of the biggest recording artists in the industry. He is also a published writer.

Leo G. Pryor, Senior Vice President of Programming/PEN House of Specials, is a noted programming executive, urban lifestyle specialist, and premiere on-air talent, with 19+ years of experience. He was a #1 rated on-air talent and mix show DJ for XM Satellite Radio, acquiring 8+ million XM subscriptions in less than six years while on their management team—the fastest in company history. He has a solid background with hi-tech broadcasting equipment as well as producing studio/live broadcasts. Recognized for influencing growth in the industry and elevating market perceptions of quality and consistency, he has a proven penchant for creative concepts and initiating large-scale projects. He has excelled as talent for #1 rated and top market CHR/Rhythmic stations - Clear Channel Communications (WJMN FM) in Boston, MA, and Albany Broadcasting Co. (WFLY FM) in Albany, NY. His experience includes Director of Programming for XM Satellite Radio in Washington, D.C., where he developed, produced, and approved creative content for nationally-broadcasted urban channels; organized and directed programming and staff efforts; created successful brand for two channels, securing mainstream and contemporary talent; and created, produced, and hosted one of XM’s most popular shows. He was Deputy Operations Manager/Program Director, Radio One (Satellite One), Lanham, MD; Assistant Program Director and Air Talent, Jarad Broadcasting (WXXP FM), Garden City, NY; and Programming/Promotions Assistant, Emmis Broadcasting (WQHT FM), New York, NY.

Eric Faison, Senior Vice President of Programming/PEN House of Jazz, is Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Marketing for Access.1 Communications-SupeRadio Networks in New York. His broadcasting career began in 1981 as Assistant Program Director/Music Director for WZAK (Cleveland). He is formerly Director of Urban Programming for SFX Radio Network (New York), Affiliate Sales Manager for SJS Entertainment (New York), Operations Manager for WBLK-FM (Buffalo), Program Director for WAMO-FM (Pittsburgh), and Network Programming for Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation (Pittsburgh). He is a member of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters.

Ken Simmons, Senior Vice President of Special Projects, is a seasoned web savvy radio and television producer, editor, programmer, and journalist with extensive local and syndicated broadcast experience from his positions in New York City; a proven track record of increasing ratings, Internet traffic, and revenue; developing unique features and programming; and digital content management. Currently, he works at ABC News Radio as a Freelance News Writer and at WBLS as a Freelance Associate Producer/Talent Booker for the nightly “The Quiet Storm With Lenny Green” live radio show and video webcast. His career highlights include working at WRKS (KISS-FM) as a Freelance Associate Producer/Talent Booker; Senior Producer for the daily, live, nationally syndicated “The Wendy Williams Experience” at Inner CityBroadcasting/ Westwood One Radio Network; Senior Editor/Producer for Dial-Global.com; responsibility for nationally syndicated entertainment and lifestyle content on a network of one hundred urban radio station websites; Senior Writer/Producer for Sony Radio Networks/Sony Radio Networks.com and for American Urban Radio Network’s Billboard Magazine award-winning, nationally syndicated “USA Music Magazine”; and BBC-New York City for a weekly top 40 radio countdown show that was broadcast live from New York City to Great Britain. Ken has a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Jim Grant, Senior Vice President of Apps Operations, has held a number of positions in his broadcasting career, including Traffic Reporter and Editor for Tele-Traffic in Longwood, FL, where he updated reports for Orlando and Jacksonville on the Tele-Traffic app. He was News Anchor for Sunday’s Morning News; Traffic Reporter, posting traffic alerts on WDBO's website as well as Twitter and Facebook, and updating various billboards along I-4 and other Central Florida roadways; night and weekend Music Host; and Production Assistant, responsible for monitoring the operations of WCFB, WWKA, and WPYO on Saturday mornings for Cox Media Group in Orlando, FL. He was Traffic Reporter for Navteq Traffic in Altamonte Springs, FL. Jim is a graduate of St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY, where he was also Operations Manager for its radio station, WSJU.

Simo Doe, Senior Vice President of Publicity and Branding, is an accomplished public relations executive in music, radio, and television. She is National Director of Publicity for Atlantic Records in New York, NY. She is formerly Director of Publicity for Atlantic Records in New York, NY.  She is formerly Director of Publicity for CTI Records (Jazz Label), and Producer, Community Service, for WLIB/WBLS Radio, both located in New York, NY.  She has solidified national press for a conglomerate of top artists, ranging from Pop, R&B, and Jazz; was first to organize Black journalists who attended the Montreal Jazz Festival in Lausanne, Switzerland; and was the lead public relations executive to arrange artist publicity campaigns.

Al B. Love!, Senior Vice President of File Sharing & Storage Systems, is Owner/Voiceover Artist/Recording Engineer/Producer, Brain Damage Creative Services. A seasoned radio veteran, he has worked as an Instructor at CSB School of Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA., and was the Signature Voice for WJKS - KISS 101.7, Wilmington DE; Weathercaster, Radio Forecast Network, Scott, LA; Signature Voice, and Creator/Writer/Producer/Host of “The Old School Funkfest™” internet radio show, Vision Radio Network, Sacramento, CA; Director of Production & Creative Services/Audio Engineer/Voiceover Artist/Board Operator, Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation, Atlanta, GA; Production Director/Audio Engineer/Voice Talent, OMP Group, LLC, Atlanta, GA; On-Air Talent, WALR, Cox Radio, Inc. and Ring Radio Company, Atlanta, GA; Production Director/Part Time On-Air Talent, WOWI, WSVY, WMYK – Clear Channel Radio of Norfolk, Norfolk, VA; On-Air Talent/Assistant Production Director, KMJQ, Clear Channel Radio of Houston, Houston, TX; Production Manager/Voice Talent, Celebration Computer Systems, Houston, TX; Part Time On-Air Talent/Production/Board Operator, KLDE, Cox Communications, Houston, TX; and Part Time On-Air Talent/Production, KJYY, Entercom Communications, Houston, TX.

 

Our Production Specialist Team

Philadelphia: Atlanta: Washington, D.C.: OOrlando:rlan Dallas: Memphis: Richmond:
Jerry Wells Al B. Love! Vanniece McNeil Jim Grant Venos Ford Mike Jeffries Aaron Maxwell
Double D Leigh Hamilton Eric Davis