B.E. 40th ANNIVERSARY COVER GALLERY

nd-1994-AUGUST

In August 1994, BLACK ENTERPRISE profiled Ann C. Fudge, president of Maxwell House Coffee Co., a division of Kraft General Foods. The appointment made her the highest–ranking black female executive in corporate America. Fudge, however, downplayed her elevation in the cover story, citing that her assets were experience “resuscitating older brands” and exercising “patience, perseverance and persistence.” Her philosophy paid off roughly a decade later when she was named Chairman & CEO of Young & Rubicam, the first African American to head a major Madison Avenue advertising agency.

In August 1994, BLACK ENTERPRISE profiled Ann C. Fudge, president of Maxwell House Coffee Co.,…