Tracey Ferguson serves as General Manager of Aye Girl Music Production, managing the career of songwriter/producer Chef Tone—however, in recent past is the Founder & Principal of JONES Magazine– the most anticipated luxury publication for affluent women of color. First launched in 2005, and headquartered in New York City, JONES is distributed throughout the country in metropolitan areas and maintains a sizable subscription base around the world.
Under Ferguson’s award-winning leadership, JONES has flourished from a wishful concept bantered about during a monthly book club meeting, into a vibrant, influential and beguiling quarterly publication that serves as the authority for discriminating shopping and services. Ferguson’s initial concept for the magazine loitered with her for months. JONES was further honed after exhaustive research led to determining a viable
need and opportunity to successfully capture and influence the tastes and behaviors of a powerful, albeit ignored group of women with tremendous discretionary income.
Recognized as a fashion stalwart, Ferguson is an outspoken supporter and influencer of building the careers of fashion models of color, and advancing the exposure of today’s sophisticated Black woman in the media. Equipped with over 15 years of marketing and intercultural communications experience, Ferguson directs her creative voice toward ensuring each issue of JONES delivers gorgeous, forward-thinking fashion spreads, unbiased editorial and premium experiences that JONES readers have come to value. Under her leadership she developed and curates the Jones Best & Beauty Awards, to recognize the finest in cosmetics & grooming for women of color. The issue continues to be JONES most in-demand to date.
Ferguson is a member of the Houston Association of Black Journalists (HABJ) and Jack and Jill of America, Inc. She actively supports Dress For Success, Keep A Child Alive Foundation; Until There’s a Cure, The Diamond Empowerment Foundation, and The Sister’s Network. Since launching JONES Magazine, she often maintains a rigorous schedule, though makes time to speak to audiences on careers in media, and social responsibility. Warmly referred to as “T-Ferg”, she holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and GREATLY enjoys international travel, reading, fine dining and of course, spending precious time with her teenagers—son, Joshua and daughter, Kyndall.