CEO & Founder of LATF The Magazine and LATFUSA.com, Michele is a veteran journalist and publicist with a career spanning over four decades. She is also the creative force behind Parapluie, Inc., Comtesse Michele Elyzabeth Champagne and International Power Planning. In 1971, she emigrated from France to Los Angeles to work for Ike & Tina Turner before being recruited by Warren Cowan of Rogers & Cowan PR, where she worked for several years. In 1978, Michele created her first firm, Michele Elyzabeth Enterprises, which became Parapluie, Inc.
Pamela started out working with Parapluie, Inc. in 2009 before becoming LATF’s Vice President. At LATF, Pamela directs story assignments, runs content management, conducts celebrity interviews, and oversees the creative process/design of the daily news site. Pamela is also a contributor to lifestyle, TV, Film, Food, Travel and more. As an executive producer of the HBAs, Pamela runs talent booking, board correspondence and oversees production
With an extensive history in the music business, Otis has written and produced for such R&B acts as Chaka Khan, The Whispers, Shalamar, Jermaine Jackson and Coolio. Otis is still the lead-singer/songwriter and producer of the R&B band “Lakeside.” On the LATF team, Otis serves as President, Music Editor and is the Music Producer of the HBAs.
Marquitta Baines has spent the majority of her career working for Steve Harvey for his Morning Radio show as the Assistant Producer, Director for Annual Gala, Stage Manager for his foundation, and Researcher for the Steve Harvey Talk Show. Since leaving the Steve Harvey team, she has worked for several networks including Discover, TLC, VH1, BET, and many more. She has a vast range of experience across the fields of Directing, Producing, and Production Management.