UNDER THE BANNER
What's Going On In and Around Black College Sports
MOORE PROMOTED: Target Market
News reported recently that America Online, Inc. has named
Florida A&M graduate and former
Sports View Magazine founder
Bretland Moore, publisher of AOL BlackVoices. "We are thrilled
to promote Bret and feel confident that he will continue
the overall success of our diversity sales initiatives," said
Michael Barrett, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, AOL
Media Networks. As publisher of AOL BlackVoices, Moore
will now lead the sales and sales development efforts for
the service. Most recently, he was Sales Director,
International and Multicultural for AOL Media Networks. Moore is
a veteran of the African-American media market, having
served as Publisher and Vice President of Sales for the
Tribune Company, where he was responsible for overall
operations and profitability of the Black Voices
magazine/newspaper insert program and advertising sales for
BlackVoices.com. During his tenure, Moore created new sales products
through the integration of online and print advertising assets,
and helped conceive and close the largest multi-year,
multi-million-dollar deal with General Motors, the largest
single deal of its kind in the African-American online space.
Previously, he held various sales and marketing positions
during a 14-year career with ExxonMobil.
PETTAWAY MAN OF THE YEAR: The American Cancer Society and a host of the country's
best college basketball coaches honored Alabama
A&M men's basketball coach Vann
Pettaway at the recent Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Society named Pettaway as the 2005 Coaches vs.
Cancer Man of the Year. "Of all the honorees who have received
this award, Coach Pettaway is certainly one of the most
special," said Jim Satalin, director of Coaches vs. Cancer. "His fight
is one of courage and dignity, and not only is he a great
coach, but he is a great person and a great volunteer for the
American Cancer Society." Pettaway has guided the Alabama
A&M men's basketball team for 19 successful seasons.
Pettaway and his Bulldogs made history this season (18-14)
taking home the Southwestern Athletic
Conference (SWAC) Tournament championship and earning an automatic
NCAA playoff berth. Pettaway was also named SWAC Coach of
the Year. Pettaway, a prostate cancer survivor, has been
very active with the American Cancer Society, supporting
and leading several projects. During Black History
Awareness Month in February, Pettaway and Alabama A & M
Athletic Director, Jim Martin, both who are cancer survivors
made a call to action for African Americans in North Alabama
to get an annual check up and talk to their doctor about
cancer screenings. Pettaway is also involved in Relay For Life
and served as honorary chair of this year's American
Cancer Society Madison County Golf Championship. At this
year's SWAC Championship, Pettaway was recognized for
his contributions to the American Cancer Society with
the organization's Hope Award.
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