Eric's Perspective

Eric’s Perspective: Berlinda Fontenont-Jamerson

Episode 7

In this episode, Berlinda Fontenont-Jamerson (now former) President of the Museum of African American Art describes how she transitioned from a successful career in corporate America to becoming a leading figure in sharing African American stories and uplifting communities through the power of art and economic development. 

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Guest Bio: Born in raised in Los Angeles, Berlinda Fontenont-Jamerson is the President of the Museum of African American Art at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Prior to leading the museum, Fontenot-Jamerson had a long and distinguished corporate career in Human Resources Management and Community Affairs. She championed diversity in the workplace and marketplace of key corporations in Southern California. She is highly regarded as a trailblazer in the field of diversity management. Through her leadership and direction, she and the companies for whom she has worked have received several prestigious awards in the fields of diversity and community relations, including Sempra Energy, Health Net Corporation, and Disney ABC Television Group. Fontenont-Jamerson has been involved in numerous professional and community-based organizations and has a demonstrated track record of championing causes that bolster, mentor, and coach minorities, women, and the youth. Berlinda received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. 

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