Tavis Smiley and Corporate Diversity Featured in Savoy Summer Issue

by LP Green, II

Savoy Magazine’s Summer 2015 issue focuses on the corporations and executives that are leading diversity and inclusion across influential brands and companies. Tavis Smiley, radio and television host and author is featured on the cover with an exclusive interview detailing J.J. Abrams adapting his book on Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. into a mini-series television event.

With the release of their Summer Issue, Savoy magazine focuses on Corporate Diversity Matters, a special feature that showcases the nation’s leading executives responsible for diversity & inclusion. As the nation’s workforce becomes more diverse, select corporations are advancing progress significantly with their commitment.

“We’re proud to showcase the corporations that are leading the way in Diversity & Inclusion through their leadership,” said L.P. Green, II, publisher of Savoy Magazine. “As the workforce continues to grow more diverse, it’s critical that leading corporations cultivate and maintain a culture of inclusiveness. We’re proud to showcase the leadership of these leading companies in the latest issue of Savoy.”

Corporations recognized for in the Savoy Corporate Diversity Matters feature include:


Inge Thulin, Chief Executive Officer; Rhonda Graves Chief Diversity Officer

U.S. Air Force

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff; Chevalier “Chevy” Cleaves, Director, Diversity & Inclusion; Deborah Lee James, Secretary


Greg Case, President and CEO; Leonard McLauglin, President, Aon Cornerstone Innovative Solutions


Eric J. Foss, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Ash Hanson, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer


Randall Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Cynthia Marshall, Senior Vice President-Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer

Bloomberg LP

Peter Grauer, Chairman; Erika Irish Brown, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer


Paul Varga, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Ralph de Chabert, Senior Vice President-Chief Diversity Officer


David Cordani, President and Chief Executive Officer; Rosanna Durruthy, Chief Diversity Officer


Chuck Robbins, CEO Designate; Shari Slate, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer

Commonwealth Edison

Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO; Tracie Morris, Vice President, Human Resources

Cox Automotive

Sandy Schwartz, President; Jason A. Brooks, Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader 


John Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer; April Kelly-Drummond, Director, Diversity Affairs

Eli Lilly and Company

John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., Chairman, President and CEO; Monique Hut McWilliams, Chief Diversity Officer

FleishmanHillard and Emma L. Bowen Foundation

Dave Senay, President and CEO; Dr. Rahsaan Harris, President and CEO, Emma L. Bowen Foundation


Ken Bouyer, Diversity & Inclusiveness Recruiting Leader

Express Scripts

George Paz, Chairman and CEO; Susan Stith, Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving

FedEx Express

David J. Bronczek, President & CEO; Shannon A. Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief HR and Diversity Officer

General Mills

Ken Powell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Ken Charles, Vice President, Global Inclusion and Staffing

Huntington National Bank

Steve Steinour, Chairman, President & CEO; Jeanetta Darno, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO; Tyronne Stoudemire, Global Diversity & Inclusion Vice President

John Deere

Samuel R. Allen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Marc A. Howze, Vice President, Global Human Resources and Employee Communications

Johnson Controls

Alex Molinaroli, CEO; Grady Crosby, Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer

Kaiser Permanente

Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Ronald L. Copeland, MD, FACS, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Lincoln Financial Group

Dennis Glass, President and CEO; Allison Green, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer

L’Oréal USA

FRÉDÉRIC ROZÉ, President and CEO; Angela Guy, SVP, Diversity & Inclusion

Major League Baseball

Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Baseball Commissioner; Wendy Lewis, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Strategic Alliances

McKesson Corporation

John Hammergren, Chairman and CEO; James Gibbs, Senior VP of Talent and Diversity

MGM Resorts International

Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO; Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer


Mitch Barnes, CEO; Angela Talton, SVP, Global Diversity & Inclusion

Northern Trust

Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Connie L. Lindsey, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion

Northwestern Mutual

Greg Oberland, President; Raymone Jackson, Director of Diversity and Inclusion

RBC Wealth Management-U.S.

John Taft, CEO; Wanda Brackins, Head RBC Wealth Management Global Diversity

Reynolds American Inc.

Susan Cameron, President and CEO; Lisa J. Caldwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

State Street Corporation

Jay Hooley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Paul Francisco, Managing Director; Head of Diversity, Consulting and Sourcing Office

Symantec Corporation

Michael A. Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer; Cecily Joseph, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President Corporate Responsibility


Roger W. Ferguson, President and Chief Executive Officer; Natasha Radden, Chief Diversity Officer

Weber Shandwick

Andy Polansky, CEO; Judith Harrison, SVP of Staffing and Diversity & Inclusion


Tami Minnier, Chief Quality Officer; Candi Castleberry Singleton, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

The new issue of Savoy also features an exclusive interview and cover story on Tavis Smiley, television and radio host, intellectual and author. He shares his winning strategy of “Adopting an Attitude of Gratitude” that has led to two of his recent book projects being picked up for film production. Smiley’s book on Dr. Martin L. King’s final years of life has been picked up by J.J. Abrams for a mini-series television production project. This issue also features the 2015 Travel & Vacation Guide.


Savoy also announced the launch of their new mobile app for the magazine that is available now on Google Play and will be available on iTunes soon. The new Savoy app is free and compatible with mobile or tablet devices. Within the app you can view the latest stories from SavoyNetwork.com free or subscribe and download the latest issue or sign up for an annual subscription.


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