by Edward Cates

Inspiring Corporate Leadership

It is our honor to present Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America. This listing showcases an elite representation of African-American men and women who have been recognized for their executive and business leadership in national and global-leading corporations.

Gregory A. AdamsChairman & Chief Executive OfficerKaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc.
Craig ArnoldChairman & Chief Executive OfficerEaton
Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr.Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive OfficerPark Hotels & Resorts Inc.
Stephen BeardChief Operating Officer, General Counsel & Corporate SecretaryAdtalem Global Education
Rosalind G. BrewerGroup President & Chief Operating OfficerStarbucks Corporation
Ursula M. BurnsChairman & Chief Executive OfficerVEON
Lloyd H. DeanChief Executive OfficerCommonSpirit Health
Arnold W. DonaldPresident & Chief Executive OfficerCarnival
Marvin R. EllisonPresident & Chief Executive OfficerLowe’s Companies, Inc.
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.President & Chief Executive OfficerTIAA-CREF
Kenneth C. FrazierChairman & Chief Executive OfficerMerck & Co., Inc.
Cain HayesPresident & Chief Executive OfficerGateway Health
Jo Ann C. JenkinsChief Executive OfficerAARP
Brenda J. LauderbackChairman, Board of DirectorsDenny’s, Inc.
Kevin E. LoftonChief Executive OfficerCommonSpirit Health
Dennis MaplePresident & Chief Executive OfficerGoddard Systems, Inc.
Jon PlattChairman & Chief Executive OfficerSony/ATV Music Publishing
Myrtle PotterChief Executive OfficerSumitovant Biopharma, Inc.
David Rawlinson IIChief Executive OfficerNielsen Global Connect
Victor SwintPresident & Chief Executive OfficerTecomet