Jonelle Procope serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that operates the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York and offers educational summer internship programs, and school seminars.
Procope began her career as a lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, an international law firm, and later held legal and business affairs positions at Viacom International, Inc., a global entertainment company, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a global biopharmaceutical company, and Blackground Records, an independent record label.
Procope is an active member of many civic and community organizations, such as the boards of New York Public Radio, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Gracie Mansion Conservancy and the 125th Street Business Improvement District as well as a member of the NYC Landmarks50 Advisory Committee.
Procope received her B.A. degree from Howard University and her J.D. from St. John’s University.