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Joyce Marie Betts Johnson

columnist , radio personality , stockbroker

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.


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.


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.

Hobart Betts

Mattie (Upshaw) Betts

Emmitt Johnson

Roderick Johnson

Terence Johnson