Pittsburgh, Pa.— Who’s Who Publishing Company, the nation’s largest annual directory focusing on African-American achievement, proudly announces Rod Doss as the Associate Publisher for the Inaugural Edition of Who’s Who In Black Pittsburgh. Who’s Who Publishing Company celebrates achievement in more than 25 markets including Columbus, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Houston and more.
“We are so very excited that Rod has agreed to take on this role,” said Chief Operating Officer Carter D. Womack. “We know that under Rod’s leadership this edition will be a major success and first of many to come.”
Doss has been the editor and publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier since 1997. The New Pittsburgh Courier relays news, but also seeks to uplift and enlighten by positively portraying and representing the African-American community. Under his editorial direction, the newspaper has received over 100 NNPA Merit Awards including the John B. Russwurm Trophy and the A. Philip Randolph Messenger Award. In 1997, The Allegheny County Board of Commissioners and Pittsburgh City Council honored him for his 30 years of service with the New Pittsburgh Courier; he has recently completed his 40th year of service. Doss currently serves on the NNPA Board of Directors, the Rivers Club Board of Governors, and the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.
Doss has received many professional and community service awards for his diligent work including the 2003 Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Service to Journalism Award, 2004 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Man of the Year Award, 2005 Duquesne Light African American Leadership Award, 2006 Homer S. Brown Law Association Spirit Award, 2008 Urban League of Pittsburgh Ronald Harmon Brown Corporate Leadership Award, 2008 Minority and Women Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Hall of Fame Award, and the 2009 City of Pittsburgh Business Legacy Award.
“I am thrilled to represent Who’s Who Publishing Company in this exciting venture,” said Doss. “This represents a unique opportunity to showcase the astounding array of professional talent that exists in the Pittsburgh region.”
Who’s Who Publishing is a subsidiary of Real Times Media founded in 1989, a leading source in celebrating African American related news, entertainment, and lifestyle information.
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