C. Jeffrey Wright

Chief Executive Officer
Urban Ministries, Inc.

Carl Jeffrey Wright is the Chief Executive Officer of UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.), the largest independent African American religious media firm and a leader in independent (nondenominationally affiliated) African American Christian media content. The magazines, books, Sunday school and vacation Bible school curriculum, videos, DVDs, music, and crafts produced by UMI have been used in over 40,000 African American churches.

Jeff previously worked for Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb, where his last position was vice president for corporate development. Jeff has been a licensed minister in the Baptist church since 1988. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the Pennsylvania bar and the US Supreme Court bar. He has an MBA in Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Jeff has four children and is married to Lakita Garth and lives in the Chicago area.