Since August 2018, Maurita Coley has served as the President/CEO of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC).
Under her watch, the MMTC seeks to serve as “the leading national law and policy nonprofit advocating before the FCC, Congress and other federal agencies on behalf of as many as 80 multicultural stakeholders focused on entrepreneurship, access to capital, equal opportunity, C-suite, board, and supplier diversity, and digital equity in the media, Internet and telecommunications industries.”
This former Davis Wright Tremaine media, entertainment and communications attorney and EVP for BET Networks is working extra hard to ensure the MMTC’s mission of late is carried out for its members.
As of May 2019, that means putting a stop to media ownership rule changes that would open the doors to further consolidation, and shut the doors to true diversity in media ownership. This, she believes, involves extending a cable rule to broadcast TV.