President of Media Sales
Serving as the President of Media Sales at BET Networks for over 33 years, Louis Carr 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. He founded the Louis Carr Internship Foundation 16 years ago dedicating his efforts to improving diversity in corporate America through paid internships. Since its inception, there have been 167 paid interns, all students of color, and 43 of whom have garnered full-time employment opportunities.
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 roadmap 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 standpoint.
Stimulated by the success of his book, in October 2017, Louis launched the 1st Annual DLS: Men Only Edition Conference which included 20 world-renowned influential speakers, 300 attendees and 100 young inner city youth. This Chicago event focused on four pillars: money, health, careers and fashion. Renamed as The Blueprint Men’s Summit, in October 2019, the 3rd Annual Conference will take place in Chicago.
Carr has also 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.