Tom Joyner has always been recognized as a man on the move. He first came to public attention by hosting a morning radio show in Dallas and an afternoon show in Chicago simultaneously for eight years, flying back-and-forth between jobs daily. In the 1990s his popularity soared as the host of a nationally syndicated morning radio program. As nationally syndicated radio programs became a hot trend in the 1990s, Joyner became the biggest star in black radio. (more…)
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.
Brian McDaniel is the Principle attorney at the McDaniel Law Group, PLLC.
Brian founded the McDaniel Law Group, PLLC (formerly McDaniel & Associates, PA) in 1996 after getting his undergraduate degree from Howard University School of Business and then earning his law degree from Howard University School of Law. Brian is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and also a member of Sigma Delta Tau, the law school’s legal fraternity.
Brian’s interest in criminal defense was born out of his awareness that individuals in his neighborhood had negative experiences with the criminal justice system. He saw how zealous representation is a critical part of the legal process, and believes that without it, people are sometimes incarcerated for things they didn’t do. He has witnessed people receive punishments which they did not deserve and grew up with a desire to help people who were facing criminal charges.
Ultimately, Brian had a desire to participate in litigation and the legal process. This led him to choose practice areas that allowed him to fight for clients in a courtroom setting. He works by the philosophy that you can’t win if you don’t play, and he believes that if you desire a certain outcome, you have to be willing to go through whatever is necessary to achieve or obtain it. He applies this philosophy in the courtroom and in his practice, where he heads up an aggressive team of seasoned litigators who have had great success in jury trials. His team are willing to press the opposition to get the best results possible for their clients.
Over the past 20 years, Brian has been featured in a wide variety of media sources, including the Washington Post, Washingtonian and The Baltimore Sun. The trial success rate at Mr. McDaniel’s law firm is one of the highest in the area, and Brian and his attorneys have successfully defended several large-scale drug conspiracy cases and achieved not guilty verdicts in at least three conspiracy cases.
When Brian isn’t practicing law or being an active member in the Trial Association of Washington D.C., he spends time with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys fishing for large-mouth bass in various waters, including the Potomac River.
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.