Savoy’s 15th Anniversary Issue features an Exclusive Interview with Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson and the 2016 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America

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Savoy Magazine, a leading African-American lifestyle publication, showcases its 2016 “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.” The issue also features an exclusive interview with John W. Thompson, Microsoft Chairman and CEO of Virtual Instruments.

Savoy Magazine's Spring 2016 Issue Featuring Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson on the Cover

Savoy Spring 2016 Issue Featuring Microsoft Chairman John W. Thompson on the Cover

From our cover story with Microsoft Chairman John Thompson, to the executives recognized in our 2016 Savoy Top 100, we cover Black leadership, influence and achievement in important ways,” stated L.P. Green, II, Publisher of Savoy Magazine.

Savoy Magazine has released its 2016 “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” in the 15th Anniversary Spring issue. The Savoy Top 100 is the definitive listing of African-American executives, influencers and achievers proactively impacting corporate America. John W. Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft and CEO of Virtual Instruments, is on the cover and featured in an exclusive interview.

“Savoy is proud to balance and diversify the mainstream narrative and perspective on professional success in America. From our cover story with Microsoft Chairman John Thompson, to the executives recognized in our 2016 Savoy Top 100, we cover Black leadership, influence and achievement in important ways,” stated L.P. Green, II, Publisher of Savoy Magazine. “We are continually inspired by the success of the executives recognized and we salute the corporations that support and value their diverse contributions.”

John W. Thompson, a tech industry icon, finished a distinguished 27 year, nine month and 13 day career with IBM to become the CEO of internet security giant Symantec in 1999. In 10 years as CEO, Thompson’s leadership grew Symantec from $600 million to $6.5 billion in revenue. He was also the first and only African-American CEO of a major technology company at the time. In an exclusive interview, Thompson shares insights on leading the search that led to the appointment of Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. He also discussed diversity and inclusion trends in the technology industry and how he shaped his career with an intense focus on results. Click here to read the full John W. Thompson cover story at savoynetwork.com.

The full 2016 Savoy Top 100 listing is available online exclusively at http://www.savoynetwork.com/2016Top100.

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 is pre-screened by the selection committee that includes Savoy’s editorial board, community leaders, and representatives from the academic and business arenas. The committee reviewed information on executives from an extensive group of industries ranging from banking and finance to healthcare and technology. After reviewing all of the profiles, the field of candidates is fine-tuned to the 2016 “Top 100 Most Influential” listing based upon their exemplary professional accomplishments, community achievements and ability to inspire others.

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 that highlights timely topics and drives positive dialogue on and about Black culture. Savoy is published quarterly with a worldwide distribution via subscriptions and newsstands.

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