|Gary N. Jones, MBA
Vice President - Operations
the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years. Moving back to Durham in
the early 1990's, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The
Electric Factory, for two years while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104.After
the birth of her son, Coley went to work for Durham Business and Professional
Chain as Business Development Director, establishing workshops and other
projects for member businesses. She was asked to join the board of the Chain in
1996 and served as Secretary of the Board for three years.
It was at a Chain networking function that the owners of two black newspapers, The
Charlotte Post and the Winston Salem Chronicle, approached Coley about the
feasibility of establishing an African American weekly newspaper in the Triangle. The
two owners contracted Coley to start a newspaper and in March 1998, the first issue
of the Triangle Tribune hit the streets. She served as General Manager and went on
to become Associate Publisher, while holding the position of Vice President of the N.
C. Black Publishers Association.
While at the Triangle Tribune, Coley worked with the City of Durham to re-establish
the Holiday Parade and continued as a consultant to the City. She left the Tribune in
July 2001 to start her own business, Another Coley Event (ACE).
ACE has been and continues to be the planner for major annual community and
corporate events such as Durham's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, Annual NC
Juneteenth Celebration, Bull Durham Blues Festival, Aggie Eagle Classic, IBM's
Netfinity Conference, HBCU Think Tank, Radio One's Women's Empowerment
Networking Conference, Durham County's Employee Appreciation Day and the Spirit
of Hayti Ceremony and Gala.
She has served as Publisher of the General Baptist State Convention’s newspaper
The Baptist Informer and NCCU’s Alumni Association’s newspaper Straws from the
Coley felt there was a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans in
the Triangle and began publishing ACE Magazine in April 2002 and launched
Spectacular Magazine in November 2004.
She is the proud mother of one son,16 year old Lawrence Davis III.
|Gary N. Jones
|Gary N. Jones
V.P. - Operations
founder of Y-Rag Entertainment Music Group, a creative outlet for artists to expose
their talent through independent promotions, marketing and management as well as
providing an opportunity for artists to be viewed. Y-Rag Entertainment is supported by
leadership tactics of the founder, a pioneer in promotions and marketing.
Mr. Jones has extensive experience in the entertainment industry having worked with
record labels, radio stations, and clubs as a DJ, as well as, with theatrical
productions and concert promotions. This experience has afforded him the
opportunity to obtain wide-ranging knowledge of several entertainment genres.
Jones believes success is the reward that will be granted through hard work, trust,
loyalty and faith. With strong leadership skills gathered from experience and
education Jones will bring new ideas and perspective to Spectacular Magazine while
maintaining the status quo.
Jones also is the Producer of the Spectacular Magazine Radio Show.
|Phyllis D. Coley
Phyllis Coley is the
SPECTACULAR Magazine and
President of Another Coley Event. The
Durham native holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in English from North Carolina
She began her career as a
corporate trainer for ITT in New
York City and went on to
become Promotions and
Marketing Director for the #1
radio station in NYC. While at
the radio station she discovered
Gary N. Jones is the Vice President of Operations
for Spectacular Magazine. He holds a B.A. in
Business Management from Shaw University and a
MBA from the University of Phoenix where he is
currently a doctoral candidate. He will be
responsible for evaluating and developing
procedures and techniques for maintaining high
standards of product quality and reliability. Mr.
Jones will achieve this by determining and
enforcing - through functional groups - productivity
and quality requirements in accordance with real
company needs based on state-of-the-art product
Mr. Jones will also serve as Spectacular
Magazine's Entertainment Editor. He is the