Local Black Execs Featured In Savoy Magazine

Chicago is the nation's third largest city but one of the top producers of influential Blacks in Corporate America, according to information found in the Spring 2012 issue of Savoy.

American Express Chairman & CEO Kenneth I. Chenault covers the 11th anniversary issue--which profiles people of color in various executive positions at Fortune 500 companies across the country. 

One of the honorees, Don Thompson, made headlines this week by becoming the first African-American CEO of the McDonald's Corporation--which is based in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, Illinois. 

But Thompson is not the only person on Savoy's list who is making the Windy City proud. 

Here is a partial list of those with Chicago ties:

Harold Singleton III
Pinebridge Investments
- Head of Asset Management Companies and Global Head of Retail and Intermediary Sales
- Bachelor's from Illinois Institute of Technology; MBA from University of Chicago

Rodney Williams
Moet Hennessy USA
- Senior Vice President, Hennessy Brand
- MBA from Northwestern University

Kermit Crawford
Walgreens (Deerfield, IL)
- President of the Pharmacy, Health and Wellness division

Cecilia Carter
Starbucks
-Vice President of Community & Civic Affairs
- B.A. in Psychology, Master's of Management from Northwestern University

Marilyn Booker
Morgan Stanley
- Managing Director
- J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law

The Spring 2012 issue will available on iPad and iPhone on April 15. 

~ Zack A. Isaacs




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