Alfred A. Edmond Jr. is an accomplished public speaker, moderator and live-event interviewer. Edmond is SVP/Executive Editor-at-Large of Black Enterprise (BE), responsible for providing brand, marketing and content leadership as a member of the multimedia company’s senior management team. An award-winning multi-media journalist, Edmond is a widely recognized expert on business and economic trends, entrepreneurship, personal finance, leadership development and healthy relationships. He appears regularly as a guest expert commentator on national television, radio and podcasts.
Edmond currently serves as writer, co-producer and host of BE’s weekly interview series, Beyond The Hype and Your Money, Your Life, delivered via Facebook Live, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube, in addition to BlackEnterprise.com. Edmond also co-hosts of B. Lifted Up! a nationally syndicated, faith-based radio program focused on encouraging listeners to commit to smart financial choices and the creation of generational wealth with Girlfriends Pray Founder Dee C. Marshall.
A trusted mentor, advisor and confidante to many professionals, leaders and accomplished entrepreneurs, who have followed his advice to win national pitch competitions. Edmond serves as Entrepreneur in Residence at 3rd Space, a boutique co-working space in Newark, N.J., where he teaches his monthly Destination Success Masterclass and interviews prominent entrepreneurs and founders via the “Successpert Conversations with Alfred Edmond Jr.” live-event series.
Prior to his current position, Edmond was SVP/Chief Content Officer, responsible for overseeing all the media platforms of Black Enterprise across events, video, digital/website, social media, print and other content distribution properties. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/Editor-in-Chief of BlackEnterprise.com, helping to lead the transition from single-magazine publisher to digital-first media company. From 1995 through 2008, Edmond was chief editor of Black Enterprise magazine. A highly respected social media enthusiast, Edmond is known as “The Successpert” and enjoys a large, active and influential following across several social media platforms. Cision Media Research consistently lists Edmond as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Black Interest Journalists covering Black business and culture that have shaped our history.
Edmond pursues and promotes health and fitness as foundational to business, financial and life success. A natural bodybuilder, he competes as a member of the Organization of Competition Bodies (OCB) and the Drug Free Athletes Coalition (DFAC), earning his OCB Masters Bodybuilding 40+ Pro Card in 2019. Edmond was a member of Team USA at the 2017 and 2018 DFAC World Finals in the amateur
bodybuilders 50-plus Masters class.
A proud graduate of Rutgers University, Edmond is a life member of the Rutgers Alumni Association, a life and founding member of the Rutgers African American Alumni Alliance (RAAA), a 2010 inductee into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni and a 2005 inductee into the RAAA Hall of Fame.