Smokey FontaineChief Creative Officer, iONE

Named after the Motown legend, Smokey D. Fontaine is the Chief Content & Creative Officer of Interactive One, overseeing the programming and development of the largest online network in the world dedicated to serving African-American, Latino and other diverse audiences. His charge includes iOne’s unique national sites:,,,, & and strategic partners: and TheGrio. His mandate—to engage and empower the full and diverse range of “new urban” communities—is an editorial, technological, and brand-building achievement that has cross-platform (online, radio, TV, print) executions and unparalleled scale (82% of the US African-American population).