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Johnnie Lonon – Millennial Making Black History

As we continue celebrating Black History Month, I wanted to feature a young man who graduated from my alma mater, Delaware State University, although it was Delaware State College when I attended in the 80s.  

Johnnie Lonon is a millennial making history.

This young man may have gotten his start at an HBCU in Dover, Delaware but I have no doubt that it truly began with a firm foundation from his family.  Unfortunately our young men today are not celebrated as much as they should which is why I wanted to dedicate this post to him.


J. Lonon Johnnie Lonon is a goal oriented, self-motivated young professional. Beginning his journey in Sayreville, New Jersey he has effectively navigated America’s education system as he attended Sayreville War Memorial High School and went off to Delaware State University where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management with a minor in Recreation Management.

DSU logo While at DSU, Johnnie was heavily involved on campus. He was the President of the Sports Management Organization, President of the Men of Color Alliance, Senior Resident Assistant in Medgar Evers Hall, Mr. Senior of the Royal Court, and a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity He graduated May 11, 2014 and landed a job with the Philadelphia 76ers just a month after!

Johnnie has been working with the Philadelphia 76ers for 19 months and absolutely loves it! He uses the NBA as a platform for businesses to reach their goals and create incredible memories for their employees and clients. He has been promoted twice and has closed over $250,000 in new business in the short time he has been there.

On December 1st he was promoted to the Account Executive position.

76ers logo Congratulations and all praises!

Johnnie is a well rounded individual who truly has the ambition to succeed with the strength to overcome failure. His mission is to be a positive influence on his friends, family, colleagues, and the community he lives in.

If you are interested in bringing out your business, school, church, family or friends out for a game this year, do not hesitate to reach out to him via email 


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