10 African-American Board Directors Of Household Name Companies

10 African American Board Directors You Need To Know

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Shellye Archambeau

Shellye L. Archambeau, CEO, MetricStream Inc.

Board: Verizon Communications Inc.

As a director at Verizon Communications, Shellye Archambeau brings an infinite amount of knowledge in the realms of technology, e-commerce, digital media, and communications at the nation’s largest wireless communications service provider. The female powerhouse has held executive-level positions for several companies prior to being appointed as CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based software company, more than 10 years ago. Earlier in her career, Archambeau spent 15 years climbing the corporate ladder at IBM, where she became the first African American woman to travel abroad on an international assignment.

Roger Ferguson

Roger Ferguson, President & CEO, TIAA

Boards: Alphabet Inc., General Mills Inc.

Roger Ferguson began serving last December as a board member at General Mills, sitting on both the Corporate Governance and Finance Committees. As the former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, he represented the Federal Reserve on several international policy groups and served on key Federal Reserve System committees under the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. Ferguson is also noted for leading the Fed’s initial response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in addition to keeping the U.S. financial system afloat and reassuring the global financial community that the U.S. economy would remain strong post-9/11.

Meanwhile, this widely respected economist has also been serving as president and chief executive officer of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association – College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA) since 2008.