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MMTC Names Johnson New Chair

Henry Rivera, the former Federal Communications Commission commissioner and longtime chair of the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council, has been named chairman emeritus of the group, while Julia Johnson, former chair of the Florida PSC, has been named to succeed him as chairman.

MMTC announced the moves Sunday, its 25th anniversary, whose founders included Rivera.

But MMTC won't be without a former FCC commissioner. Deborah Taylor Tate has been named a vice chair as MMTC lines up a new leadership team starting Jan. 1. David Honig remains president of MMTC.

Maurita Coley, currently vice chair, will join Honig's staff as vice president and COO. Also part of that new team: Ronald Johnson, president of Johnson Network Services, who will serve as treasurer.
Rivera will continue as a member of the board and of the executive committee.
Erwin Krasnow, a co-founder, will remains vice chair and Ari Fitzgerald continues as secretary.