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.

Troy NashManaging DirectorNewmark Knight Frank (NKF)
Nikki NewtonPresident, Private Wealth ManagementUMB
Ernest NicolasSenior Vice President, Operations & Engineering ServicesRockwell Automation
Gregory S. NixonChief Administrative Officer, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate SecretaryDynCorp International
Jamil NorthcuttVice President, Player EngagementMajor League Soccer (MLS)
Tamla Oates-ForneySenior Vice President & Chief People OfficerWaste Management
Ukonwa OjoSenior Vice President, Global MarketingM∙A∙C Cosmetics
Lester OwensSenior Executive Vice President & Head of OperationsBNY Mellon
Richelle ParhamManaging DirectorWestRiver Group
Adrian D. ParkerGlobal Vice President, Marketing PATRÓN TequilaBacardi Limited
Charles PattonExecutive Vice President, External AffairsAmerican Electric Power
Javara PerrilliatSenior Vice President, Operations SupportRepublic Services
Verdun S. PerrySenior Managing Director & Global Head, Strategic Partners Fund SolutionsBlackstone
Gail PetersonSenior Vice President, Global Marketing & CommunicationsEcolab Inc.
Monique PicouSenior Vice President, Flow, Fashion, Imports & Reverse Logistics NetworksWalmart, Inc.
Aaron PowellPresident, Asia-Pacific ConsumerKimberly-Clark
Felecia PryorExecutive Vice President & Chief Human Resources OfficerBorgWarner Inc.
Rahquel PurcellChief Supply Chain Officer, L’Oreal North AmericaL’Oreal
Shawn N. PurvisCorporate Vice President & President of Enterprise ServiceNorthrop Grumman Corporation
James Ray, Jr.President, Stanley Engineered FasteningStanley Black & Decker