Louis Carr Plenary Session Speaker

Louis Carr

Louis Carr, President of Black Entertainment Television Media Sales, is one of the most influential and prominent African Americans in the media and marketing industries. He has been responsible for more advertising dollars targeted toward the African-American consumer market than any other professional or company. He has been listed on NAMIC’s Most Influential African Americans in the cable industry several times and received the Legend Award from Ad Color in 2013.

He has served on the boards of the Ad Council; International Radio and Television Society (IRTS); American Advertising Federation (AAF); and the Video Advertising Board (VAB), formerly the CAB.

He is a dedicated mentor and benevolent philanthropist. An advocate for diversity, Mr. Carr has hired more people of color and has the most diverse sales team than any other executive or company in the media industry. For more than twelve years, the Louis Carr Internship Foundation has dedicated its efforts to improve diversity in corporate America.

Mr. Carr is the author of Dirty Little Secrets, a book in which he shares valuable lessons of success gained from thirty-four years in the media industry.

He currently serves on the board of the Boys Hope Girls Hope and the United States Track and Field Foundation. Mr. Carr resides in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife, Diane.