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Joyce Marie Betts Johnson

Joyce Marie Betts Johnson, American stockbroker, columnist, radio personality. Named one of America's Top 100 Black Business & Professional Women, Dollars & Sense Magazine; recipient Black Achievement award, HELP, Inc., Appreciation award, Delta Sigma Pi, Business, Community Service and Journalism award, Phi Beta Sigma.


  • Johnson, Joyce Marie Betts was born on January 18, 1938 in East Chicago, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Hobart and Mattie (Upshaw) Betts.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, University Maryland, 1976.


    • Columnist Info Newspaper, Gary, Dollars & Sense Magazine, 1978—1981, Post Tribune, Gary, Chicago, Defender, Chicago, The Capital City Argus, Austin, Texas, The Herald, Savannah, Georgia. Former host Money Talks, Radio Station WLTH, Gary, Midday Stock Report, Station WWCA, Gary. Participant professional conferences.

      Teacher shorthand University Language Center, Taipei, Taiwan, 1963. Administrative assistant executive secretary United States Army Intelligence, Munich, 1969—1973. Teacher McArthur Junior High School, Fort Meade, Maryland, 1974—1975.

      Business manager The Reading Center, Gary, Indiana, 1976—1977. Stockbroker Albert Gallatin Edwards Company, Merrillville, since 1977.


    • Co-author: The Money Workbook, 1983.


    Board directors Community Renewal Society, Northwest Indiana Symphony Society, International Women's Economic Development Corporation, Friends Lake County Library., 1978. Member advisory board Businesswomen's Educational Programs. Member Delta Economic Advisory Council.

    President chapter Jack and Jill. Member of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Association of University Women (director Gary-Merrillville branch since 1977), Chicago Urban League, League Black Women, National Society Registered Representatives, American Society Women Accountants, American Business Women's Association, People United to Save Humanity International Bureau Trade, National Council Negro Women, National Association Securities Professionals (founder, chairman since 1986, founder), Civitan Club, American Experience Club, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi.


    • Married Emmitt Johnson, July 6, 1959 (divorced 1985). Children: Roderick, Terence.
    • father: Hobart Betts
    • mother: Mattie (Upshaw) Betts
    • spouse: Emmitt Johnson
    • children: Roderick Johnson
    • Terence Johnson
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    Born January 18, 1938
    • 1976
      University Maryland
    • 1963
      teacher, shorthand University Language Center
      Taipei, T'ai-pei, Taiwan
    • 1969 - 1973
      administrative assistant, executive secretary United States Army Intelligence
      Munich, Bayern, Germany, Germany
    • 1974 - 1975
      teacher, McArthur Junior High School
      Fort Meade, Florida, United States
    • 1976 - 1977
      business manager, The Reading Center
      Gary, Indiana, United States
    • 1977
      stockbroker, A.G. Edwards Company
      Merrillville, Indiana, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      Columnist Info Newspaper
      Gary, Indiana, United States
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