Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America Announced by Savoy Magazine

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

Savoy Exclusive Interview: Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman & CEO of Kaiser Permanente

Savoy Exclusive Interview: Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman & CEO of Kaiser Permanente

The 2014 Top 100 issue features the highest caliber of executive leadership in America’s corporations.

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

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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. Savoy is published quarterly and distributed via subscriptions and newsstands worldwide.

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