2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

by LP Green, II
2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors

A Directory of Corporate Board Excellence

We are proud and honored to present Savoy’s 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. Within this directory, you will find a prestigious listing of leaders active on the boards of the world’s leading corporations.


William E. KennardFormer United States Ambassador European UnionBoards: AT&T, Inc., Duke Energy Corporation, Ford Motor Company, MetLife, Inc.
Cleve L. KillingsworthFormer Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA)Boards: College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF), Travelers Companies, Inc.
Ron KirkSenior Of Counsel Gibson, Dunn & CrutcherBoards: Texas Instruments, Inc.
W.H. (Joe) KnightProfessor of Law Seattle University School of LawBoards: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Wendell J. Knox
Wendell J. KnoxRetired President and Chief Executive OfficerAbt Associates Inc.Boards: The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., Natixis, Loomis Sayles Funds
Brenda J. LauderbackChairman Denny’s CorporationBoards: Denny’s Corporation (Chairman), Select Comfort Corporation, Wolverine Worldwide, Inc.
William Lamar Jr.
William “Bill” Lamar, Jr.Former Chief Marketing OfficerMcDonald's USABoards: Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Sionic Mobile Inc.
Sandra A.J. Lawrence Savoy Magazine
Sandra A.J. LawrenceExecutive Vice President & Chief Administrative OfficerChildren’s Mercy Hospitals and ClinicsBoards: American Shared Hospital Services, Westar Energy
Debra L. LeeChairman & Chief Executive OfficerBET NetworksBoards: Marriott International, Inc., Twitter, Inc., WGL Holdings, Inc.
Pierre E. LeroyRetired President, Worldwide Construction & ForestryDeere & CompanyBoards: Capital One Financial Corporation
Aylwin B. LewisChairman, Chief Executive Officer & PresidentPotbelly CorporationBoards: Marriott International, Inc., Potbelly Corporation (Chairman), The Walt Disney World Company
David Baker Lewis
David Baker LewisOf CounselLewis and MundayBoards: H&R Block