The Black Women with Multiple Board Directorships
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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Julia L. Johnson, President, NetCommunications, LLC

Julia Johnson

Boards: American Water Works, FirstEnergy Corporation

It was Johnson’s more than 20 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge in the utility industry, that Don Correll, CEO of American Water Works, says makes her an excellent addition to the board. There, she is chair of the nominating and governance committee, while also serving as a member of the compensation committee. At FirstEnergy Corporation, she sits on the corporate governance and nuclear committees.

Lydia H. Kennard, President and Chief Executive Officer, KDG Construction Consulting

Lydia Kennard

Boards: Freeport-McMoRan Inc., ProLogis Inc.

The Harvard Law alum sits on the boards of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. and ProLogis Inc. At Freeport-McMoRan, she is vice chair of the corporate responsibility committee and is a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee. In 2004, she was appointed to the board of ProLogis, where she is chairman of the board governance and nomination committee.

Paula A. Price, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School

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Boards: Accenture PLC, Dollar General Corporation

Price’s financial know-how landed her on the boards of Accenture PLC, where she serves on the audit and compensation committee, and Dollar General Corporation, where she serves on the audit committee. Prior to teaching business administration, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ahold USA, Inc., a supermarket company based in Massachusetts.

Joyce M. Roché, Retired President and CEO, Girls, Incorporated

Joyce Roché

Boards: AT&T Inc., Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

Roché, an accomplished nonprofit and marketing executive and author, has been a board member at AT&T Inc. since 1998. She is chairperson of the human resources committee and a member of the corporate governance and nominating committee and the executive committee. In 2011, she was appointed to the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, because of her executive management and marketing experience. There, she serves on the compensation committee.

Paula A. Sneed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Phelps Prescott Group, LLC

Paula A. Sneed

Boards: Charles Schwab Corporation, TE Connectivity Ltd.

For over 30 years, Sneed has cemented herself as an expert in marketing and general management, as she held various executive roles at Kraft Foods. Her success in those titles led her to be appointed at Charles Schwab Corporation in 2002 and TE Connectivity Ltd. in 2007. At Schwab, she sits on the compensation committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee. At TE Connectivity, she serves on the management development and compensation committee.

Kathy N. Waller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Kathy Waller

Boards: Delta Air Lines, Monster Beverage Corporation

Waller joined Coca-Cola in 1987 as a senior accountant, and she has advanced since. Currently, she is responsible for leading the company’s global finance organization while also overseeing investor relations, tax, treasury, audit, and accounting units. This longstanding financial career matched with her talent and knowledge led her to Delta Airlines board of directors in 2015, where she sits on the corporate governance and finance committees. She also joined Monster Beverage Corporation’s board in 2015.

Robin L. Washington, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Gilead Sciences Inc.

Robin L. Washington

Boards: Honeywell International, Salesforce.com

When Washington was appointed to Honeywell International’s board in 2013, CEO Dave Cote noted that it was because of her strong business and financial acumen, and her extensive experience in corporate governance, investor relations, and information technology at large, multinational companies. There, she sits on the audit committee. At Salesforce.com, she also lends her financial expertise to the audit and finance committee.

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Lisa Fraser

Lisa Fraser is the Content Researcher at Black Enterprise, leading the research for special editorial lists across print and digital platforms. She is passionate about people, personal growth, travel, cultures, and wellness. Her work has also appeared in amNewYork, The Root, and Newsday.


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