Earl G. Graves, Jr.

President & CEO at Black Enterprise

Earl G. Graves, Jr. Biography

Earl G. Graves Jr. (Butch) is President & CEO of Black Enterprise. He joined the company in 1988 after earning his M.B.A. from Harvard University. During his tenure at Black Enterprise he has served in many positions, including VP of Advertising & Marketing, and Chief Operating Officer. In 2006 he was promoted to his current position.

Under Butch’s guidance Black Enterprise has grown from a single-title publication into a robust multimedia company. Today, the company delivers content across five platforms, including magazine publishing; two nationally syndicated television shows; professional development events; digital and social media.

In 2000, he co-founded the Black Enterprise/Greenwich Street Corporate Growth Fund. This unique private equity firm seeks to finance the growth of established minority-owned or -managed businesses across various industries. Mr. Graves is also a Managing Director of the Pinnacle Minority Supplier Development Fund.

Butch received his B.A. in economics from Yale University in 1984, distinguishing himself both academically and athletically. As a four-year starter and captain of the Yale basketball team, he graduated as the school’s all-time leading scorer and the second leading scorer in Ivy League history. He was drafted in the third round by the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers in 1984 and enjoyed a brief professional basketball career with the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 2002 Butch was inducted into the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Hall of Achievement. In 2006 he was awarded the Jack Avrett Volunteer Spirit Award from the Boy Scouts of America, and in 2009 he was honored with the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award.

Butch serves on the board of directors of AutoZone, Bermuda Tourism Authority, and is a Trustee for The Committee For Economic Development. In addition to serving on numerous non-profit Boards, Mr. Graves is a strong national advocate for the importance of education and athletics, and has served as an AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) head basketball coach for more than 10 years.

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Earl G. Graves, Jr. Videos

Earl Butch Graves on Black Enterprise
Earl Butch Graves on Black Enterprise- Women of Power Summit 2011

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Earl G. Graves, Jr. Videos

Earl Butch Graves on Black Enterprise
Earl Butch Graves on Black Enterprise- Women of Power Summit 2011

Earl G. Graves, Jr. News

  • Black History Month Blog: Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr.

    When you walk into Earl Graves, Jr.’s Fifth Avenue office, the first things you look for are the sideburns. You know…the sideburns which made his dad, Black Enterprise Magazine founder and publisher Earl Graves, Sr. so famous!

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Partners with BLACK ...

    Confirmed speakers for the forum include: BLACK ENTERPRISE President & CEO Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation U.S. Program Chief  ...

  • Earl 'Butch' Graves Jr. Named CEO of BLACK ENTERPRISE Magazine

    Earl G. Graves Sr., founder of BLACK ENTERPRISE (BE), today named Earl "Butch" Graves Jr. as the company's new Chief Executive Officer and President. Butch Graves' appointment to the rank of CEO marks a milestone for the family-owned media company, whose flagship publication provides more than 3.7 million eaders with information on African American business markets, financial management, entrepreneurship, and careers.

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