Meet Our Executive Team
Linda Johnson Rice

Linda Johnson Rice

Chairman
Linda Johnson Rice is the Chairman of JPC, publisher of EBONY and JET magazines and the parent company to Fashion Fair Cosmetics. Under her leadership, the company remains the number one Black American owned publishing company in the world. As Chairman and daughter of the founders John H. Johnson and Eunice Johnson, Rice possesses the institutional knowledge of the organization and is the steward of the vision for the company. She is committed to ensuring the legacy that her parents built Rice holds a BA from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California and a Masters of Management from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Linda Johnson Rice
Desiree Rogers

Desiree Rogers

Chief Executive Officer
Desiree Rogers was appointed CEO of Johnson Publishing Company in August, 2010. Rogers has known the company for over 20 years through personal relationships with the Johnson family and comes to the position with an extensive track record in brand rebuilding. Most recently, Rogers served as the White House Social Secretary for President Obama where she spearheaded the establishment of the White House as the people's house where she managed over 350 events.  In addition she has extensive corporate experience and a network of relationships built over 25 years. Rogers has a BA degree in Political Science from Wellesley College and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Desiree Rogers
Cheryl Mayberry McKissack

Cheryl Mayberry McKissack

COO
Cheryl Mayberry McKissack   was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in January, 2013. In her role, Ms. Mayberry McKissack is responsible for media sales, marketing, production, operations, and research. She also assumes the role of President of the company’s digital business unit which houses properties including the EBONY Collection, EBONY.com and JETmag.com. Cheryl Mayberry McKissack was the founder, President, and CEO of Nia Enterprises, LLC, a consulting firm she has operated for the past 12 years.  Prior, she served as the Worldwide Senior Vice President and General Manager for Open Port Technology and was Vice President for the Americas and a founding member of the Network Systems Division for 3Com (formerly U.S. Robotics). Ms. Mayberry McKissack received her B.S. from Seattle University and her MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she has also served as an adjunct professor since 2005.
Cheryl Mayberry McKissack
Amy Hilliard

Amy Hilliard

President, Fashion Fair Cosmetics
Amy S. Hilliard was appointed President of Fashion Fair Cosmetics in February 2014.  Prior to joining Fashion Fair, she served as the CEO, President and founder of The ComfortCake Company, LLC and The Hilliard Group, Inc.  Hilliard also served in senior leadership roles at L'Oreal for the Soft Sheen Products division, Burrell Communications Group, The Pillsbury Company and The Gillette Company.  Amy is a senior executive with experience in marketing, business development, general management, strategic marketing, new product development, advertising, public relations, acquisitions, manufacturing and retail merchandising. She has a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science from Howard University.
Amy Hilliard