Janis L. Ware

Publisher of The Atlanta Voice Newspaper

Janis L. Ware a native Atlantan, she graduated from historic Booker T. Washington High School and was one of the first African American females to graduate from the University of Georgia’s prestigious Terry College of Business. She recently earned a MBA in Project Management from American InterContinental University and completed NeighborWork’s Achieving Excellence Program facilitated by Harvard University in 2012. 

Additionally, a multi-talented and dynamic entrepreneur, Janis is the Publisher of The Atlanta Voice Newspaper that has served the Atlanta community since 1966 that provides news and information on matters of concern to the African American community. Janis began working for the paper after college and took over the organization after the death of her father, J. Lowell Ware in 1991.  The Atlanta Voice has transitioned to online coverage, electronic distribution and digital content production.  The Atlanta Voice has served Metropolitan Atlanta for over 56 years. 

Janis L. Ware currently serves as the First Vice Chair of the National Newspaper Publishers Association and Treasury of Local Media Association, Chairman of the Board of Southside Medical Center, Chairman of Metropolitan Atlanta Land Bank Authority and serves on the board of Atlanta Technical College.

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