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.


Pamela J. Royal
Pamela J. Royal, M.D.PresidentRoyal Dermatology and Aesthetic Skin Care, Inc. Boards: Dominion Energy, Inc.
Teresa Wynn RoseboroughExecutive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate SecretaryThe Home DepotBoards: The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
Kim K.W. RuckerExecutive Vice President, General Counsel & SecretaryTesoro CorporationBoards: Lennox International, Inc.
Robert L. RyanRetired Senior Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerMedtronicBoards: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Debra A. SandlerPresident & FounderLaGrenade Group, LLCBoards: The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Gannett Company, Inc.
Kurt L. SchmokePresidentUniversity of BaltimoreBoards: Legg Mason, Inc., S&P Global, Inc.
Bertram L. ScottSenior Vice President of Population HealthNovant Health, Inc.Boards: AXA Financial, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
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Cheryl L. ShaversChief Executive OfficerGlobal Smarts, Inc. Boards: Knowles Corporation, Rockwell Collins
Samuel C. ScottFormer Chairman, President & Chief Executive OfficerCorn Products International, Inc.Boards: Abbott Laboratories Company, The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Bradley T. ShearesFormer Chief Executive OfficerReliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Boards: Henry Schein, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., The Progressive Corporation
Alex ShumateManaging Partner, North AmericaSquire Patton BoggsBoards: CyrusOne, Inc., J. M. Smucker Company
Ruth J. SimmonsFormer PresidentBrown UniversityBoards: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., Mondelez International, Inc., Square, Inc.