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Diverse representation

Jaia Thomas is the founder of Diverse Representation, an initiative to increase the exposure and number of African-American attorneys, agents, managers and publicists working in the sports and entertainment industry. Diverse Representation provides a comprehensive online database of professionals working in these industries as well as networking events throughout the country. Click here for more information.

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The presley group

Jaia Thomas is co-founder of The Presley Group, a management firm that represents social media influencers of color. The mission of The Presley Group is to connect companies and brands with social media influencers of color. Named in homage of the influential African-American photographer James Presley Ball, Sr., The Presley Group works to diversify the complexion of social media advertising by tapping into the long reach of black and brown influencers. Click here for more information.

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Entrepreneur magazine

Jaia Thomas is a contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine and regularly writes about the intersection of sports, entertainment, intellectual property and entrepreneurship. Recent articles include:

Four Novel Trademark Developments We Saw in 2017

Why Every Law School Should Teach Entrepreneurship

Pitching Investments to Professional Athletes is no Slam Dunk

Professional Athletes: The Next Generation of Tech Entrepreneurs