Power in the Boardroom

Our exclusive list of black corporate directors at America's 250 largest companies

Terrell Venture partner, First Light Capital General Mills Frederick O. Terrell Managing Partner & CEO, Provender Capital Group L.L.C. New York Life Insurance Franklin A. Thomas Consultant, The Study Group Alcoa, Citigroup Donald Thompson President, McDonald’s USA Exelon John R. Thompson Jr. Coach Emeritus, Georgetown University Nike John W. Thompson Chairman & CEO, Symantec Corp. United Parcel Service Ronald L. Thompson Former Chairman & CEO, Midwest Stamping & Manufacturing TIAA-CREF James D. Thornton Former SVP & Director of Diversity, MBNA America Bank Visteon Jerry Sue Thornton President, Cuyahoga Community College National City Corp. NAME TITLE BOARDS Michael A. Todman President, Whirlpool North America Whirlpool Hansel E. Tookes II Retired President, Raytheon International FPL Group Kathryn C. Turner CEO, Standard Technology ConocoPhillips, Schering-Plough George H. Walls Jr. Retired Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps PNC Financial Services Group Carl Ware Retired EVP, The Coca-Cola Co. Chevron, Cummins J.C. Watts Jr. Chairman, J.C. Watts Cos. Burlington Northern Sante Fe Anthony Welters Executive VP, UnitedHealth Group Qwest Communications Mary Beth West Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Kraft Foods J.C. Penney Kelvin R. Westbrook CEO, Millennium Digital Media Archer Daniels Midland Fletcher H. Wiley EVP and General Counsel, PRWT Services TJX Barry L. Williams President, Williams Pacific Ventures PG&E, Northwestern Mutual Christopher J. Williams Chairman & CEO, Williams Capital Group Wal-Mart Stores Jesse T. Williams Sr. Retired VP, Human Resources, Goodyear Tire & Rubber FirstEnergy Ronald A. Williams Chairman & CEO, Aetna Aetna, American Express Wesley S. Williams Jr. Co-Chairman & Co-CEO, Lockhart Cos. Bear Stearns Blenda J. Wilson Former President, Nellie Mae Education Foundation Medco health Solutions Deborah C. Wright Chairman & CEO, Carver Bancorp Inc. Time Warner Robert L. Wright Chairman Emeritus, Dimensions International AFLAC Phail Wynn Jr. President, Durham Technical Community College SunTrust Banks Kneeland C. Youngblood Managing Partner, Pharos Capital Group Gap Alfred W. Zollar General Manager, IBM Tivoli Software Chubb

Additional research by Hyacinth Carbon, Tennille M. Robinson, Nicole J. Ryan, Victoria Coriolan, Debra Lartique-Piper, Erin Kummerfeldt, Randolph Moore, Kenneth Meeks, Lashana Thomas, Kinglsey Kanu, Aisha Sylvester & Sophia Rose

The Labor Secretary: Alexis Herman
Title: Chair and CEO, New Ventures Inc.
Boards: The Coca-Cola Co., Entergy Inc., and Cummins Inc.
For Alexis Herman, there’s no substitute for board oversight and protocol when it comes to pushing workforce and diversity issues within a company. “You have to be willing to ask the hard questions,” says Herman, who earned a

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