Media Mogul. Motivational Speaker. Philanthropist. Author.
“Do not be afraid to operate in an uncomfortable space; it is only going to help you grow.”
- Louis Carr, President of Media Sales, BET Networks
Louis Carr has generated 7 billion dollars in revenue over his 32-year career at BET Networks. He is the only African American to head up national sales for a major cable company. Serving as the President of Media Sales, Carr has transformed some of the biggest brands in the United States. Carr is an undeniable proponent of black advancement. He founded the Louis Carr Internship Foundation 15 years ago dedicating his efforts to improving diversity in corporate America through paid internships. Since its inception, 156 paid interns of color, have been exposed to the media industry. Forty-Four are gainfully employed in the Communications industry. Louis Carr has authored two books, Dirty Little Secrets and Little Black Book: Daily Motivations for Business and Personal Growth, where he openly lays out his own road map to greatness covering much needed topics like Leadership, Culture, Strategy, Vision, Success, and Diversity. Moreover, Carr understands that to whom much is given much is required and altruistically gives his time and resources to impact meaningful change in the lives of others. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades honoring his work centered on diversity from both personal and professional standpoints. And let’s not forget, he has been happily married for 32 years to the same woman. Simply put, Carr is a visionary and an American success story.