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.


Gilbert T. Ray
Gilbert T. RayRetired PartnerO’Melveny & Myers LLPBoards: Diamondrock Hospitality Company, DineEquity, Inc.
Donald Julian Reaves
Donald Julian ReavesFormer ChancellorWinston Salem State UniversityBoards: Amica Mutual Insurance Company, William Blair Mutual Fund
Kathleen H. RansierFormer PartnerVorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLPBoards: Huntington Bancshares, Inc.
Sidney A. RibeauFormer PresidentHoward UniversityBoards: The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA), Worthington Industries, Inc.
Derica W. RiceExecutive Vice President, Global Services & Chief Financial OfficerEli Lilly and CompanyBoards: Target Corporation
Linda Johnson RiceChairman & Chief Executive OfficerJohnson Publishing CompanyBoards: Grubhub, Omnicom Group, Inc., Tesla
Pauline D.E. RichardsChief Operating OfficerArmour Group Holdings LimitedBoards: Apollo LLP, Butterfield Bank, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
Laurel J. RichieFormer President Women’s National Basketball Association, LLCBoards: Synchrony Financial
Ray M. RobinsonRetired President, Southern RegionAT&TBoards: Aaron’s, Inc., Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc., American Airlines Group, Avnet, Inc., Fortress Transportation & Infrastructure Investors LLC
Johnathan A. RodgersFormer President & Chief Executive OfficerTV One, LLCBoards: Comcast Corporation, Nike, Inc.
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Cathy RossRetired Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice PresidentFedEx ExpressBoards: Avon Products, Inc., Steelcase, Inc.
John W. RogersFounder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment OfficerAriel Investments, LLCBoards: Exelon Corporation, McDonald’s Corporation