In Memoriam: 10 Great Leaders Who Transitioned in 2010

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J. Bruce Llewellyn (July 16, 1927 - April 7, 2010) A towering figure in the broadcasting, bottling, banking and supermarket industries, Llewellyn (pictured right) grew the Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Co. into the sixth-largest Coca-Cola bottling operation and the third-largest African American-owned business in the United States. He also made his mark in the banking and broadcasting industries. Along the way, Llewellyn became one of the few to ever serve as CEO of multiple BE 100s companies, including New York-based Queen City Broadcasting Co., simultaneously. He was also a co-founder of 100 Black Men of America.

J. Bruce Llewellyn (July 16, 1927 – April 7, 2010) A towering figure in the…