Washington D.C. native David McCoy is the AFRO’s new advertising account executive for the Washington D.C. metropolitan region and other national areas.

“One thing I want to accomplish here is making the AFRO’s presence more felt with residents and business owners,” McCoy, 37, said.

David McCoy is the {AFRO}’s new advertising account executive. He began the position on Sept. 11. (Courtesy photo)

With more than seven years of experience in the communications, advertising and sales marketing industry, McCoy said his specialties include networking and going after the sale with his “go-hard personality.”

He previously worked as a client services representative at ICMARC, a non-profit financial services corporation that provides retirement plans and related services to public sector workers. McCoy also has experience as a sales manager at a local Rent-A-Center store located in Landover, Md.

In addition to becoming a manager, McCoy says his accomplishments include become a training manager and being a parent of three girls: Lyric, Marlie and Trinity.

“My greatest, greatest accomplishment is being a dad,” he said.

McCoy graduated from Northwest D.C.-based Duke Ellington High School from 1994-1998. He also attended Clark Atlanta University, receiving an associate’s degree in communications from 1998-2000 and Howard University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in communications from 2012-2014.

“I had to be in it to win it,” he said, referencing is initial interview with the AFRO.

McCoy is based in the AFRO’s D.C. office and can be reached at dmccoy@afro.com.


LaTrina Antoine

Special to the AFRO