Our Editorial Staff

Akeem J
Fashion Editor
Akeem J is the current fashion and beauty editor of PIVOT Magazine. With an array of expertise and fashion savvy;Akeem’s keen eye for detail and ability to identify trends has led him to work for industry luminaries such as celebrity stylist Tameka Raymond and bridal-wear designer Matthew Christopher.
David A. McKnight
Professional Development Editor
David A. McKnight is a style icon in the making. In 1996, he began his career as a management consultant after completing his MS in Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University
Ray Abram
Ray Abram is an experienced consultant, speaker and performance coach. who has worked with clients at Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Cox Media, Google, Sony and Viacom as well as smaller, more entrepreneurial ventures.
Ericka Spradley
Ericka Spradley, President and CEO of My Next Level ensures ambitious professionals and students get hired.
Ron Thomas
Ron Thomas is the founder of the Strategy Focused Group an international consulting firm based in Dubai. He has been identified as one of the top 5 HR/Leadership thinkers in the Middle East by CIPD.
Lisa J Wicker, Ph.D
Career Development Contributor
Lisa J. Wicker is internationally recognized as a human resources thought leader and career strategist. Dr. Wicker is the Founder of Linwick & Associates, LLC.