Linda Johnson Rice

Honorary Co-Chair Linda Johnson Rice

Honorary Co-Chair Linda Johnson Rice is chairwoman of the Johnson Publishing Company (JPC)—publisher of EBONY and JET magazines and the parent company to Fashion Fair Cosmetics. Under her leadership, the company remains the premier black American-owned publishing company in the world. As chairwoman and daughter of JPC founders John H. Johnson and Eunice W. Johnson, Rice possesses institutional knowledge of the organization, serving as overall steward of the company’s mission and vision. She is committed to ensuring that the legacy built by her parents remains the cornerstone of the firm. Rice holds a bachelor of arts degree from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California and a master of management degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.