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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Candace L. Randle Recognized Among “40 Under Forty” In Achievement By The Network Journal

Candace L. Randle

Candace L. Randle

Bethesda, MD — The RLJ Companies today announced that its director of corporate communications and public affairs, Candace L. Randle, has been recognized by The Network Journal (TNJ) among this year’s “40 Under Forty” award recipients.

Founded by Robert L. Johnson, The RLJ Companies is a portfolio of businesses operating in hotel real estate investment, private equity, financial services, asset management, automobile dealerships, sports, film and entertainment, and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming. Ms. Randle, a 14-year industry veteran, has worked for RLJ since 2008 and has an extensive media, public affairs and government background. Prior to joining The RLJ Companies, Ms. Randle worked in the Office of U.S. Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas and as a member of the political team for Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential election.

“As we celebrate the 17th year of our 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards, TNJ cherishes its role as a facilitator for our up-and-coming African-American men and women to progress even further in their careers. Through events such as our recognition awards program, TNJ brings these accomplished professionals and entrepreneurs to the attention of our vast network of corporate affiliations,” said Aziz Gueye Adetimirin, TNJ’s founder, publisher and CEO.

Ms. Randle, along with this year’s other honorees, is featured in the June “Awards” issue of magazine – www.tnj.com/2014/candace-l-randle. The Network Journal, founded in 1993, is an award-winning magazine published quarterly on issues that affect the growth of business and the advancement of African-American professionals. TNJ’s “40 Under Forty” Achievement Award was created to recognize young African-Americans who have proven to be exceptional among industry peers and as contributors to their community.

About The RLJ Companies
The RLJ Companies, founded by Robert L. Johnson, is an innovative business network that provides strategic investments in a diverse portfolio of companies. Within The RLJ Companies portfolio, Johnson owns or holds interests in businesses operating in a publicly traded hotel real estate investment trust; private equity; financial services; asset management; automobile dealerships; sports and entertainment; and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming. The RLJ Companies is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, with affiliate operations in Charlotte, NC; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; San Juan, PR; and Monrovia, Liberia. Prior to founding The RLJ Companies, Johnson was founder and chairman of Black Entertainment Television (BET). For more information visit: www.RLJcompanies.com.

Traci Otey Blunt

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