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“I stand before you as the proud leader of an organization that has lent its voice to positively uplifting the narrative of Black people. There is no greater time than the present to become a storyteller and shape the narrative of this experience. Through R.H. Boyd, we have a multitude of resources that showcase the beauty and diversity of the Black voice. Since its founding by my great-great-grandfather in 1896, we have been an active supporter and participant in the liberation of our people for five generations, and now is not the time to rest on our laurels.”
– LaDonna Boyd
As president/CEO, Ms. Boyd is shaping and leading R.H. Boyd’s efforts to broaden its scope and offerings for modern needs. With a targeted focus on product development, technology, commercial (non-religious) printing opportunities, and author resources, Ms. Boyd has been preparing for a number of years to take the reins as a CEO—cultivating a wide range of skills necessary to lead the R. H. Boyd through a new generation.
She is a graduate of Spelman College, earning a bachelor’s degree in economics, and Tennessee State University, where she completed a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance. She is also in the process of completing doctoral studies at Pepperdine University. She is committed to continued professional development, including earning a certificate in Digital Marketing Strategy from Harvard University’s Extension School. She has traveled extensively around the globe and earned recognition for community engagement and service, and she is a proud, active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She also serves on various boards, including Citizens Bank, the National Museum of African American Music, and the Nashville Ballet.
Regarding her role at the company, Ms. Boyd said, “It is an honor to carry on the legacy of my ancestors, spreading the message of Jesus Christ through the written Word. We are committed to being a leader in providing Christian and inspirational resources for churches and communities across the country.”
The vision for R.H. Boyd going forward is to be the leading resource for storytelling through print, multimedia channels, data collection, events, and serving as industry experts. R.H. Boyd is also positioned to assist in the alleviation of social concerns and social injustices, in addition to fulfilling the need for Christian education, commercial printing, and educational resources.
“As a publishing company, we are storytellers. We have the ability to shape the minds and experiences of the masses. As a Christian company, we have the significant responsibility and opportunity to draw people into the Kingdom through the written word.”
– LaDonna Boyd