Raphael George joins staff June 6.

Former WPHI Philadelphia assistant PD/MD Raphael George joins Billboard Information Group as R&B/hip-hop chart manager, effective Monday, June 6. He will oversee charts for those genres at both Billboard and Billboard Radio Monitor.

Prior to his six-year stint at WPHI, Radio One's R&B/hip-hop station in Philadelphia, George worked on-air at WNHC, New Haven, Conn., and as a producer at Radio One adult R&B WILD Boston.

He replaces Minal Patel, who recently exited for a post at Bad Boy. George will work in Billboard Information Group's New York City headquarters, reporting to Geoff Mayfield, Billboard's director of charts, and Silvio Pietroluongo, director of charts for Billboard Radio Monitor.