10 African American Board Directors You Need To Know

10 African American Board Directors You Need To Know

Calvin Darden

Calvin Darden, Chairman, Darden Petroleum & Energy Solutions

Boards: Cardinal Health Inc., Target Corp.

Prior to being named chairman of fuel service company Darden Petroleum & Energy Solutions, Calvin Darden spent decades climbing the ranks at the United Parcel Service of America Inc. Throughout his 33-year tenure, he held a variety of senior management positions at the world’s largest package delivery company before being appointed as the senior vice president of U.S. Operations. Now he sits on the board at Target, the second-largest discount retailer in America, serving on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee along with the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Pierre E. Leroy

Capital One Director Pierre E. Leroy

Board: Capital One Financial

Pierre E. Leroy is a distinguished director on Capital One’s board who serves on the Audit, Compensation, and Risk Committees. Back in 2005, Leroy retired from Deere & Co. as president of both the Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division and the Global Parts Division. He then went on to serve as executive chairman and chief executive officer until June 2013 of Vigilant Solutions Inc., a leader and pioneer in creating tools for law enforcement officers. Later, in April 2015, he launched an advisory and private equity firm called Aspiture, which invests in digital companies and specializes in unique customer solutions.