The 2020 Black Leaders Worth Watching<sup>™</sup> Awards
For more than two decades Profiles in Diversity Journal has showcased and honored individuals who have blazed new trails, led the way, mentored others, advanced diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the community, and excelled in their chosen fields. PDJ is proud to recognize Black Leaders with our... Read more
Mark W. Faulkner – Aetna, a CVS Health Company
Mark W. Faulkner Vice President, Medicaid Operations Education: Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy at West Point Company Name: Aetna, a CVS Health Company Industry: Health Care Company CEO: Karen S. Lynch Company Headquarters Location: Hartford, Connecticut Number of Employees: 47,950 Your Location (if different from above): Nashville,... Read more
Olatunde “Ola” Gbolahan – AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)
Olatunde “Ola” Gbolahan Manager, Finance Process & Systems Education: MBA, finance, San Francisco State University; BS, computer engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Company Name: AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) Industry: Semiconductor Company CEO: Dr. Lisa Su Company Headquarters Location: Santa Clara, California Number of Employees: 12,000 Your Location (if different... Read more
Kim Steele – AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)
Kim Steele Senior Manager, Global Planning & Strategy Education: Master of Business Administration, Baylor University; Bachelor of Science, marketing, Grambling State University Company Name: AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) Industry: Semiconductor Company CEO: Dr. Lisa Su Company Headquarters Location: Santa Clara, California Number of Employees: Approximately 11,400 Your Location (if... Read more
Nadine Spencer – BrandEQ Agency
Nadine Spencer CEO, President Education: BA Hon, York University Company Name: BrandEQ Agency Industry: Marketing Communications, Equity Company CEO: Nadine Spencer Company Headquarters Location: Toronto, ON Number of Employees: 17 Words you live by: Show up! Life is about showing up, this is when opportunity presents itself. Who is... Read more
Stephen B. Reid II – Charter School Business Management & FOREsight Financial Services for Good
Stephen B. Reid II Chief Growth Officer Education: Master of Business Administration, Cambridge College; Bachelor of Arts, Seton Hall University Company Name: Charter School Business Management & FOREsight Financial Services for Good Industry: Financial Services Company CEO: Raj Thakkar Company Headquarters Location: New York, New York Number of Employees:... Read more
Craig Reed – Corteva Agriscience
Craig Reed Chief Procurement Officer & Head of Corporate Real Estate Education: MBA, supply chain management, Arizona State University; BS, economics, Florida A&M Company Name: Corteva Agriscience Industry: Agriculture Company CEO: Jim Collins Company Headquarters Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Number of Employees: 21,000 Words you live by: “To whom much... Read more
Vincent H. Cohen, Jr. – Dechert LLP
Vincent H. Cohen, Jr. Litigation Partner; Firm Management Committee Member; Chair of Black Lawyers Alliance Education: JD, Syracuse University College of Law; BA, Syracuse University Company Name: Dechert LLP Industry: Law Company CEO: Henry N. Nassau Company Headquarters Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York, New York Number of Employees: Approximately... Read more
Aaron Burrell – Dickinson Wright PLLC
Aaron Burrell Member Education: JD, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School; MS, administration, legal and political systems, Central Michigan University; BA, University of Michigan Company Name: Dickinson Wright PLLC Industry: Law Company CEO: Michael C. Hammer Company Headquarters Location: Troy, Michigan Number of Employees: 860 Your Location... Read more
Lloyd Pierre-Louis – Dickinson Wright PLLC
Lloyd Pierre-Louis Member/Partner Education: JD, The Ohio State University College of Law; BA, Clark University Company Name: Dickinson Wright PLLC Industry: Law Company CEO: Michael C. Hammer Company Headquarters Location: Troy, Michigan Number of Employees: 860 (approx. 475 attorneys) Your Location (if different from above): Columbus, Ohio Words you... Read more