People &Events

Philip D. Cooke was appointed chief of staff at Kings County Hospital Center in New York City. Before this, he served as associate executive director of external affairs for 11 years at Queens Hospital Center. In this role, he developed, designed and implemented local and corporate marketing campaigns and initiatives. In addition to Cooke?s long-standing career in medicine, he has shown an active interest in both music and politics. Prior to joining the medical profession, he was assistant chief of operations for New York City Public Advocate Mark Green. He also served as a press aide in former New York City Mayor David Dinkins? administration. Cooke has a B.A. from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Johnson Publishing Co. appointed Tenia Davis senior vice president of human resources. A 20-year human resources professional, Davis served as vice president of human resources at Oprah Winfrey?s Harpo, Inc., where she oversaw all facets of human resources for Harpo?s properties, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Harpo Studios, Oprah Radio, Harpo Films, and The Oprah Winfrey Foundation. She has also worked in the health care, insurance and aerospace/defense industries. In her new post at JPC, Davis will provide strategic leadership in laying out the company?s human resource initiatives. Davis has an M.B.A. from Loyola University in Chicago.

L?Oreal USA promoted Antoinette Hamilton to assistant vice president of diversity and inclusion from director of diversity and inclusion. Prior to joining the company in 2004, Hamilton spent three years in Japan working in language education for the Osaka Board of Education. She carries some of her prior responsibilities to her new post and assumes new ones to include strategic diversity initiatives. She continues to coordinate the company?s signature ?Excellence in Beauty Series? and ?Have a Beautiful Day? events and is also involved in L?Oreal?s philanthropic programs, Coalition of 100 Black Women Role Models and YouthBridge of New York. A 2010 Network Journal 40 Under Forty honoree, Hamilton has a B.A. from Hampton University and a certificate in diversity management from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Jessica Ingram-Bellamy was named to the new position of East Coast associate director of marketing for The Trust for Public Land, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that conserves land for enjoyment as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands and other natural places. Based in New York City, she is responsible for the management, direction and implementation of marketing activities and strategies for TPL?s East Coast state offices and programs. She also supports TPL?s media relations division by securing opportunities for the organization with East Coast media outlets. Ingram-Bellamy previously was an independent non-profit marketing-branding consultant. A 2008 Network Journal 40 Under Forty honoree, she was the founding co-director of the New York City offices of Better World Advertising. Ingram-Bellamy has a bachelor?s degree in Africana studies and research/sociology from Cornell University and a master?s in social administration and social planning from Columbia University. She completed the Women?s (Political) Campaign School at Yale in 2006.

Karl B. Rodney, publisher and CEO of The New York Carib News, was named chairman of the board for the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, the oldest and largest Black media owners? organization. Rodney founded Carib News 25 years ago to chronicle the growing success of the city?s Caribbean-American community. The paper has since become the largest circulated publication serving that community. Rodney has received numerous national honors, such as the NAACP Martin Luther King ?Measure of a Man? Award and the Medgar Evers Living Legacy Award. Prior to launching Carib News, he worked in research and development at Equitable Life Insurance Society. Rodney has a degree in economics from Hunter College.

Judy Smith was appointed to the board of directors of Women in Aerospace, an advocacy group for women in the global aerospace community. Smith is the vice president of business development in the information systems division at ITT Exelis, where she is responsible for identifying new business opportunities. She has held managerial, advisory and leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Defense for 30 years. She has also worked at Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, GTE and Booz Allen Hamilton. She is the recipient of several awards and a member of several boards. Smith earned a bachelor?s degree in electrical engineering and a master?s in computer science at Johns Hopkins University, and an M.B.A. from the University
of Baltimore.