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.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.President & CEOSociety for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Lisa W. WardellChairman & Chief Executive OfficerAdtalem Global Education
Eugene A. WoodsPresident & Chief Executive OfficerAtrium Health
Telisa YancyChief Operating OfficerAmerican Family Insurance
Jide J. ZeitlinChairman & Chief Executive OfficerTapestry
Tracey Morant AdamsSenior Executive Vice President, Chief Community Development & Corp. Social Responsibility OfficerRenasant Bank
Peggy AlfordExecutive Vice President, Global SalesPayPal
Zipporah AllenVice President, Digital Experiences Taco BellYum! Brands
Bob AllisonHead of Banking, Capital Markets, Payments & Insurance Google CloudGoogle
Jim AndersonDirector, South Central Cloud Sales, AmericasGoogle
Leslie J. AndersonSenior Vice President, U.S. & International Head of Workplace Experience TechnologyBMO Financial Group
Aster AngagawPresident, ServiceMaster BrandsServiceMaster
Irvin Ashford, Jr.Chief Community OfficerComerica Bank
Orlando AshfordPresident, Holland America LineCarnival
Najuma AtkinsonSenior Vice President, Customer Advocacy, Data Insights & AnalyticsDell Technologies
Cynthia AugustineGlobal Chief Talent OfficerFCB
Kelly A. BakerExecutive Vice President, Chief Human Resources OfficerPentair
Robert Befidi, Jr.Division Vice President Separation and Purification Sciences Division3M Company
Andre BenninManaging PartnerNewU Venture Partners
Adam BerlewDirector, Cloud Marketing AmericasGoogle