Pat Thornton is President and CEO of Patyna Communications, with 30 years of experience as a marketing and business strategist. She leverages her experience to help companies take an integrated approach to establish brand identity and maintain a preeminent presence within targeted markets.
Her commitment to bringing businesses together and providing resources to help businesses expand is clearly evident in the format of her radio talk show, The Thornton Business Hour. The show primarily focuses on sharing information regarding available resources, programs and services that help entrepreneurs and their businesses perform at their best. The Thornton Business Hour airs weekly on Radio One’s WOL 1450 AM station, and provides valuable information from principals of major programs, thriving businesses and innovative startups. The show also takes time to honor those leaders who have paved the way, and opened doors for so many people to walk through.
Pat is honored to be a graduate of Leadership Maryland’s Class of 2012, and to Board President of CTV, Prince George’s County’s Public Access television station. She takes great pride in serving the underserved populations and raising her voice for those who are unable to stand for themselves.
With over 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister and advocate, the Rev. Al Sharpton is one of America’s most-renowned civil rights leaders. Now “The Rev.”, as he is affectionately called by close friends and supporters, is bringing his powerful voice to radio and getting the answers to real questions with his entertaining new daily talk show the Al Sharpton Show.
Jeri Tolliver is Program Director for 1230am WDBZ. Jeri has over 20 years broadcast experience, she has worked for some of Cincinnati’s top rated radio stations and produced shows for some of Talker’s Magazines most talented and recognized hosts in broadcasting including, Lincoln Ware. Additionally, as host of “SisterSpeak” has interviewed some of the nation’s most celebrated personalities and icons including Tyler Perry, Tracee Ellis Ross, Fantasia, several America’s Top Models, numerous celebrities and community activists including Tavis Smiley, Susan Taylor, Al Sharpton, and two First Lady’s Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton.