The Network Journal 2012 40 Under Forty: CNBC and theGrio contributor Shartia Brantley honored

The Network Journal (TNJ) 2012 40 Under Forty Awards were held recently, during which CNBC/Grio contributor Shartia Brantley was honored along with many African-American achievers. The 15th annual ceremony was hosted by Super Bowl champion Roman Oben, formerly of the NY Giants, and Karen Nethersole, Esq., CEO of Full Circle NY, who is also a 2010 awardee.

Feted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York City on June 28, Brantley was among forty black professionals lauded for exceptional performance in their industries, while also contributing to the larger community. Brantley’s work as a journalist who focuses on business trends was commended by TNJ, a magazine that uses its reach as a New York regional magazine to showcase and serve the best of African-American business talent.

“As we celebrate the 15th year of our 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards, TNJ cherishes its role as a facilitator for our up-and-coming African-American men and women to progress even further in their careers,” Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, TNJ’s founder, publisher and CEO, said of this year’s crop of winners in a press statement. “While the selection process presents quite a challenge to our judging committee, it is truly a privilege to announce the 40 winners from such an accomplished group of candidates. Through events such as our recognition awards program, TNJ brings these accomplished professionals to the attention of our vast network of corporate affiliations.”

Previous winners include news anchor Soledad O’Brien and actor Malik Yoba.

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