WHO IS LOUIS CARR?
Louis Carr has generated 8 billion dollars in revenue over his 33-year career at BET Networks. As the President of Media Sales, he is the only African American to head up national sales for a major cable company. During his tenure with the company, Carr has transformed some of the biggest brands in the United States. Carr is an undeniable proponent of black advancement.
Sixteen years ago, Carr founded the Louis Carr Internship which focuses on improving diversity in corporate America by providing students of color with internship opportunities. The foundation has placed 167 students with paid internships, 44 of whom have garnered full-time employment.
Carr has authored two books, Dirty Little Secrets and Little Black Book: Daily Motivations for Business and Personal Growth, where he lays out his roadmap to greatness. The book covers various themes including leadership, culture, strategy, vision, success, and diversity. Carr’s work has received high recognition and numerous accolades throughout his decades long career.
Additionally, Carr has served on several boards including: Ad Council, International Radio and Television Society (IRTS), American Advertising Federation (AAF), Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH). Currently, he serves on the United States Track and Field Foundation (USATF) board, and holds membership in the Chicago State University Board (CSU) of Trustees.
In October 2017, Carr launched the first annual DLS: Men Only Edition Conference which included 20 world-renowned influential speakers, 300 attendees and 100 inner city youth. The Chicago-based event focused on four pillars: finance, health, career and fashion. Renamed as The Blueprint Men’s Summit, the 3rd annual conference will take place in October 2019.