Founder & CEO
Angela Benton’s experience spans a variety of industries and roles. She has worked at several InterActive Corp
businesses including RealEstate.com
, and RushmoreDrive.com. Additionally she has held roles at Bizjournals.com
, UPS, and Homes of Color Magazine. Throughout her career she has worked in a variety of roles in design, marketing, development, and digital strategy. Her expertise lies in New Media.
Presently Angela is the CEO of Black Web Media, which publishes BlackWeb20.com
the leading online publication for African-Americans interested in Technology and New Media. Black Web Media’s mission is to be a catalyst for innovation and inclusive ideas on the web for African-Americans. She also Founded and Chairs' the New Media Entrepreneurship Conference
, who’s goal is to steer the Internet economy to be more diverse and inclusive.
Angela speaks on topics such as diversity in the web and media industries, web trends, web strategy, and web 2.0’s effects on urban media. She is one of Fast Company Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Technology for 2010
and one of Ebony Magazine’s Power 150
, representing 1 of 3 African-Americans in the technology industry alongside David Drummond (Google). She is also the youngest Hall of Fame inductee at Minority Media and Telecommunications Council and a recent Woman of Power honoree by the National Urban League.
Angela graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications with a specialization in Digital Design. She has also completed postgraduate coursework in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Markus Robinson is a 10-year Information Technology veteran, with expertise spanning across multiple facets of the technology including: social media, web, mobile technologies, system administration, application development and design.
Markus now serves as Chief Operating Officer of Black Web Media, parent company of multiple media ventures including the flagship website BlackWeb20.com. BlackWeb20.com is the leading online publication for African-Americans interested in Technology and New Media. Black Web Media’s mission is to be a catalyst for innovation and inclusive ideas on the web for African-Americans.
Markus also speaks and writes on a variety of different topics including: social media, web trending and forecasting, and developing web strategies for enterprises. Markus has served as a panelist at South-by-South West Interactive, Blogging While Brown, and the African-American Internet Summit.
Prior to joining Black Web Media, Markus worked in the Information Technology field for more than 10 years in academia. Some of the positions Markus has held include Desktop and Web Application Designer, Information Technology Support Specialist, System Administrator, and most recently Director of Technology at Florida State University’s College of Human Sciences.
Markus holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems from Florida A&M University with a minor in Business Administration.
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