Christina Francis
Full Name
Christina Francis
Job Title
Magic Johnson Enterprises
Speaker Bio
In January 2019, Christina Francis became the first female President of Magic Johnson Enterprises where she is responsible for managing and directing the corporation’s day-to-day operations including strategy, business development, and overseeing the organizations ownership properties and prestigious partnerships. Most recently, she added the distinguished title of Executive Producer to her resume for the docuseries, “They Call Me Magic”. Francis joined the company in 2014 as the senior vice president of marketing and communications.

Prior to Magic Johnson Enterprises, Ms. Francis was the vice president of marketing & events for NFL PLAYERS INC., where she led the group’s extensive brand and event marketing initiatives, including innovative player promotions, special events, advertising, digital and broadcast media, and public relations. In this role Ms. Francis created the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which showcases collegiate talent to NFL scouts and has continued successfully since it’s inception.

Before joining NFL PLAYERS, INC. Ms. Francis served as chief marketing officer for the Orange Bowl Committee overseeing the Fedex Orange Bowl and BCS National Championship game. During her four-year tenure, the Orange Bowl brand experienced record growth and visibility while the affiliated events attracted tens of thousands of visitors who fueled South Florida with millions of dollars in economic impact. Her reputation as one of the top minds in sports and entertainment was forged on both the client and agency side including strategic marketing roles with Fortune 500 companies such as Burger King Corporation, Walt Disney World, Nissan Motor Corporation and IBM.

Ms. Francis’ board and committee memberships have included the Greater Miami Tennis Foundation, Impact Circle of Big Brother/Big Sister of Miami, National Black MBA, and Links Incorporated. She currently serves on the board of her alma mater Xavier University and a growing specialty value retailer of apparel, accessories and home trends called Citi Trends. This year, Ms. Francis was highlighted by Sports Illustrated on as one of the “Top 100 Influential Women in Sports”. In 2019 she received the “Visionary Award” from C-Suite Quarterly and was named one of 500 most influential people in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Business Journal. She was honored at Ebony’s 2017 “Women Up” event and was named one of the “25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women” of 2009 in Success Magazine South Florida.

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Ms. Francis was valedictorian of her graduating class and received her BA from Xavier University, an MBA from the University of New Orleans, and was a Fellow for the Consortium in Graduate Study and Management at the University of Texas.