Joy Williams

Joy Williams

Founder

rBN Media, LLC

Joy Williams is founder of rBN Media, LLC.  The company is focused on content by and for women and people of color. In addition to content production, rBN Media, LLC provides consulting and coaching services for companies and individuals looking to expand and improve their media brand.

 

Prior to launching rBN Media, Joy spent six and a half years at ESPN.  Over that time she held three separate roles.  Joy began as Senior Director of Sponsorship Development for ESPN.  After almost three and a half years, Joy moved to International Production as Senior Director, Ad Sales Development.  In this role, Ms. Williams works to effectively integrate in-show sponsorships into studio programming and event programming building on the skills developed in her previous role.  Joy continued to support International Production when she moved to Business Operations

 

Previously, Joy served as Assistant Vice President at JP Morgan

Chase in the central marketing group of the Retail Bank.  She completed a twelve - month executive officer training program at JP Morgan Chase emphasizing marketing, strategic development, and process management.  Joy built upon production experience at HBO, MTV and WCBS-TV to bring video to viewers through two new media start-ups at Cablevision. The companies were Mag Rack, a provider of video-on-demand programming, and NYMetro.com, a joint venture between Primedia and Cablevision that brought together NY Magazine and Metro Channels.  In addition, Joy produced a women’s sports television series for a Long Island public access network.

Joy earned a Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College, a Master of Business Administration from The Columbia Business School, and a Master of Arts in Media Studies from The New School University.

While at The Columbia Business School, Joy became the first African American woman elected president of the student body.  She continues her commitment of service to the school community as President of the African American Alumni Association of Columbia Business School and Women in Cable Telecommunications.

Joy served on the board of the Alumnae and Alumni Association of Vassar College as the chair of the Nominating Committee.