Savoy Magazine Announces 2014 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America


Savoy, a leading African American lifestyle magazine announces their list of Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America available at and newsstands worldwide.

ATLANTA, GA March 4, 2014 – Savoy Magazine announced their 2014 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in their 13th Anniversary Spring issue. The Savoy Top 100 is the definitive listing of African American executives, influencers and achievers impacting corporate America. Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente graces the cover of the Savoy spring issue and includes an exclusive interview.
“The 2014 Top 100 issue features the highest caliber of executive leadership in America’s corporations,” said L.P. Green, II, Publisher of Savoy Magazine. “Savoy is honored to feature such a powerful collection of inspirational leaders reaching new heights of achievement in business.”

Selection of the “Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America” begins by examining the landscape of spheres of influence impacting Savoy’s readership including: corporate sector influence, scholastic achievement, career growth, community outreach and recognition. The information received from over 500 prospective candidates in diverse fields was pre-screened by the selection committee. The selection committee includes the Savoy editorial board and community leaders with representatives from the academic and business arenas. The committee reviewed information on executives in human resources, information, real estate, finance, investment banking, diversity, foundations, procurement, business development, marketing, sales, health care, manufacturing and legal. After reviewing all of the profiles, the field of candidates was narrowed to the 2014 “Top 100 Most Influential” listing based upon their exemplary record of accomplishments and influence while working to better their community and inspire others.

Executives recognized in the 2014 Savoy Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America include:


• David J. Albritton, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Exelis Inc.
• Orlando Ashford, President of the Talent Business Segment, Mercer
• Cynthia Augustine, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Talent Officer, DraftFCB
• Lilicia Bailey, Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer, Belk, Inc.
• Edward Baker-Greene, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, ING U.S. Retirement, ING U.S.
• N. Cornell Boggs, III, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Dow Corning
• Torrence Boone, Managing Director, Agency Business Development – Americas, Google
• Rosalind G. Brewer, President & CEO of Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
• Julia Brown, Chief Procurement Officer & Senior Vice President of Global Procurement, Mondelēz International
• Shannon A. Brown, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer, FedEx Express, FedEx
• Ursula M. Burns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox
• Antoinette (Toni) Bush, Executive Vice President & Global Head of Government Affairs, News Corp
• Lisa Jeffries Caldwell, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Reynolds American Inc.
• Tonit M. Calaway, Vice President, Human Resources & President, The Harley-Davidson, Foundation, Harley-Davidson, Inc.
• Valentino D. Carlotti, Partner, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
• Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Express
• Ralph Cleveland, Global Head of Customer Operations, AIG Property and Casualty Insurance
• Malcomb Coley, Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
• Margot James Copeland, Executive Vice President & Chair of the KeyBank Foundation, KeyCorp
• Todd Corley, Senior-Vice President, Abercrombie & Fitch
• Arnold W. Donald, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc
• Thasunda Brown Duckett, Chief Executive Officer, Chase Auto Finance & Student Loans, JPMorgan Chase
• Marvin Ellison, Executive Vice President of U.S. Stores, The Home Depot
• Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and, Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF
• Melvin Flowers, Corporate Vice President, Internal Audit Group, Microsoft
• Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Merck & Co, Inc.
• Rick Frazier, Chief Product Supply & Service Officer, Coca-Cola Refreshments, North America Group, The Coca-Cola Company
• Patrick Gaston, President of The Western Union Foundation, Western Union
• Ralph V. Gilles, President and Chief Executive Officer – SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC
• Kimberley Crews Goode, Vice President of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Northwestern Mutual
• Myron Gray, President, U.S. Operations, UPS
• Tracey Gray-Walker, Head of the Association Business, AXA
• Floyd W. Green, III, Vice President and Head of Community Relations and Urban Marketing, Aetna, Inc.
• Princell Hair, Senior Vice President, News and Talent, NBC Sports Group, NBC
• Jerome D. Hamilton, Vice President, 3M Lean Six Sigma, Supply Chain Acquisition Integration and Quality, 3M
• Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley
• Cheryl A. Harris, Senior Vice President, Sourcing & Procurement Solutions, Allstate Insurance Company
• Brett J. Hart, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, United Continental Holdings, Inc.
• Marc A. Howze, Vice President, Global Human Resources, Deere & Company
• Louis J. Hutchinson, III, Officer and Senior Vice President of the Public Sector & Energy Efficiency Practice, Constellation, Exelon
• Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, Senior Vice President, Commercial Group, Moody’s
• Lisa P. Jackson, Head of Environmental Affairs, Apple
• Marcus Jadotte, Vice President of Public Affairs and Multicultural Development, NASCAR
• Wilbert W. James Jr., President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., Toyota
• Netha Johnson, President, Filtration and Process, Pentair, Inc.
• Michael A. Jones, Chief Merchandising Officer, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
• Doxie Jordan, Vice President, Diabetes Sales, South Area, Novo Nordisk
• Gale V. King, Chief Administrative Officer, Nationwide
• William F. Kornegay, Jr., Senior Vice President, Hilton Supply Management, Hilton Worldwide
• Jon Love, Vice President, Strategic Development, North American Public Sector – Defense Group, CSC
• Shawn Lytle, Head of Americas, UBS Global Asset Management & Group Managing Director, UBS
• Jonathan D. Mariner, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Major League Baseball
• Richard J. Mark, President and CEO, Ameren Illinois Companies, Ameren
• Leonard McLaughlin, President, Aon Cornerstone Innovative Solutions, Aon
• Lawrence D. McRae, Executive Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development, Corning Inc.
• Eddie Meyers, Regional President, PNC BANK, GEORGIA, PNC
• Mike Millegan, President – Verizon Global Wholesale, Verizon Communications
• Scott M. Mills, Executive Vice President, Human, Resources and Administration, Viacom Inc.
• Rhonda Mims, President, ING U.S. Foundation and Senior Vice President, Office of Corporate Responsibility, ING U.S.
• Jerrell Moore, Vice President, Community Affairs & Minority Business Development, Burger King Corporation
• Karla D. Munden, Senior Vice President and General Auditor, Lincoln Financial Group
• Richelle Parham, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, eBay North America, eBay
• Mel Parker, President – North America, The Brink’s Company
• Eric E. Peterson, U.S. Vice President, Diversity Dealer Relations, General Motors Company
• Charles Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Infor
• Ralph D. Reid, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Sprint
• Derica W. Rice, Executive Vice President, Global Services, and Chief Financial Officer, Eli Lilly and Company
• Quentin Roach, Chief Procurement Officer & Senior Vice President, Merck & Co., Inc.
• Chris Roberts, President, Cargill Kitchen Solutions, Cargill, Inc.
• Kim K.W. Rucker, Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
• Keith Sanders, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Huntington Bancshares
• Hilton O. Smith, Senior Vice President for National Community Affairs, Turner Construction Company
• Otha “Skip” Spriggs, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, TIAA-CREF
• Robert (Bob) N. Stargel Jr., Vice President, Global Nonwovens, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
• Shelley Stewart, Jr., Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
• Dmitri Stockton, President and CEO, GE Asset Management, GE
• Perry Stuckey, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Eastman Chemical Company
• Mark Tatum, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer, National Basketball Association
• Blair Taylor, Chief Community Officer & EVP, Global Partner Resources, Starbucks Corp
• James Taylor, President, Senior Services Division, Sodexo
• Don Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer, McDonald’s
• Michael W. Triplett, Sr., President, Regional Segment, Payer Solutions, Government & Taft -Hartley, Cigna Corporation
• Cyril Turner, President, Delta Private Jets and Delta Global Services, Delta Air Lines
• Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Permanente
• John O. Utendahl, Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank Americas, Deutsche Bank
• Anton Vincent, President, Frozen Frontier Division, General Mills
• Laysha L. Ward, President, Community Relations, Target
• Kevin M. Warren, Corporate Vice President & President, Strategic Growth Initiatives, Xerox
• Crystal B. Washington, Vice President, External Relations, Scripps Networks Interactive
• Robin L. Washington, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
• Karen E. Watson, Managing Director, Nielsen Government and Public Sector, LLC, Nielsen
• Carlos Whitaker, Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division, Credit Suisse
• James D. White, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jamba Juice
• Rodney W. Whitmore, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, The Economist Group
• Anré Williams, President, Global Merchant Services, American Express Company
• Xavier Williams, Senior Vice President – Service Management, AT&T Global Customer Service, AT&T
• Telisa Yancy, Vice President of Marketing, American Family Insurance
• Eric Yarbro, Senior Vice President, CBRE
• Christopher Young, Senior Vice President, Cisco Security Business Group, Cisco
• Teross Young, Vice President, Government Relations, Delhaize America

The 2014 Savoy Top 100 listing will be available online on Monday, March 10, 2014 exclusively at Connect with Savoy via or Facebook or LinkedIn

About Savoy Magazine
Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance and style of African American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports, business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst for the African-American community that showcases and drives positive dialogue on and about Black culture.

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