The Executive Leadership Council Proudly Welcomes the 2023 New Member Class

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The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is the preeminent membership organization committed to increasing the number of global Black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises. Its membership includes current and former Black CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies.

On Thursday, March 9, 67 Black executives were inducted into The ELC. Meet the 2023 Class of ELC Members.

Ofori Agboka, Vice President, People Experience and Technology, Global Operations at Amazon Retail, LLC

Tameka Alsop, Chief Administrative Officer at Moody’s Corporation

​​Kelly Baker, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Robert Befidi, President, Separation and Purification Sciences Division at 3M

Irvin Bishop, Jr. Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Black & Veatch

Christopher P. Boone, PhD., Vice President, Global Head of Health Economics and Outcomes Research at AbbVie Inc.

Rosalind Brewer, Chief Executive Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Cole Brown, Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President at American Airlines Group, Inc.

Joy Brown, Board Director, Tractor Supply Company, Huron Consulting

Rodney Clark, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Johnson Controls, Inc.

Nicole Clifton, President, Social Impact and The UPS Foundation at United Parcel Service 

Tia Counts, Chief Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer at MSCI Inc.

Mark Crawford, Senior Vice President, Legal People & Culture and, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at BP

Rhonda Crichlow, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at  Charter Communications, Inc.

Claudia Curtis, Chief Counsel, Employment and Privacy at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD)

Ebony David, Executive Director, Human Resources at Quest Diagnostics

Patrick Davis, Vice President and General Manager, Blue Buffalo at General Mills, Inc.

Georgette Dixon, Executive Vice President and Head of External Engagement Diverse Segments, Representation, and Inclusion at Wells Fargo & Company

Dave Dowrich, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at TIAA

Frank Emory, Jr., Executive Vice President and  Chief Administrative Officer at Novant Health, Inc.

Ekene Ezulike, Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Services and Global Centers at Morgan Stanley

Kiera Fernandez, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Target Corporation

Joy Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at UnitedHealth Group

Carson Funderburk, Chief of Staff and Vice President, Technology and Strategy, Supply Chain at The Clorox Company

John Gift, Chief Information Security Officer at WestRock Company

Roderick T. Green, General Manager, Investor Relations at Chevron Corporation

Shirell Gross, Vice President and Chief Counsel for Global Supply Chain, Operations and Logistics and Head of the US Contract Organization at Medtronic Plc

Karen Hale, Chief Legal Officer at Novartis International AG

Damien Harmon, Executive VP, Omnichannel Operations and Services at Best Buy Co. Inc

Kristen Harris, Vice President of Enterprise Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Kisha Hortman Hawthorne Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer  of Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Care Network

Mike Hollman, Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Head of Strategic Finance at Hilton Worldwide Holdings

Monica Howard Douglas, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at The Coca-Cola Company

Charisse Hughes, Senior Vice President, Global Chief Brand and Advanced Analytics Officer at Kellogg Company

Jamere Jackson, ​​Chief Financial Officer of AutoZone

Tamika Jean-Baptiste, Vice President and Chief Diversity Office at Amgen Inc.

Elliott W.H. Johnson, Senior Vice President, Environmental, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

Michael Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Rashida Jones, President of MSNBC

Shaun Khalfan, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Discover Financial Services

Rita Khan, Chief Digital Officer of Mayo Clinic

Kimberly Markiewicz, Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer of DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

Troy McIntosh, Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer of IDEX Corporation

Philip A. Melville, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Brighthouse Financial

Bernard Mensah, President of International of Bank of America and CEO of Merrill Lynch International (MLI), Bank of America Corporation

Mihyar Mohamed, Vice President and General Manager of Residential and Renovation of Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Elizabeth A. Morrison, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer of Levi Strauss & Co.

Chonda Nwamu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Ameren Corporation

Antwane Owens, Head of Commercial Finance, Technology, Product, and Customer Care at Chewy, Inc.

Darrell Owens, Senior Vice President and CEO of Lifestyle Platform at Synchrony Financial

Leslie Patterson, Americas and US Vice Chair Diversity, Equity, & Inclusiveness and Partner at Ernst & Young LLP

Felecia Pryor, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer of Deere & Company Inc.

Cory Quarles, Executive Advisor to the Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation

Craig Richey, Senior Managing Director at Accenture PLC

John Sampson, Senior Vice President, Operations, Manufacturing and Engineering at DOW Chemical Company

Albert Simien, Jr., Executive Vice President of Operations at LHC Group, Inc.

Patrick Smith, Head of Consumer and Business Banking at Santander Bank, N.A.

John Starkey, President/General Manager, Plant Based Business Unit at Danone North America

Shelley Stewart III, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company

Fred Stokes, Division President, West at Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Dr. Kirk Taylor, Senior Vice President, North American Medical Affairs at EMD Serono, Merck KGAA

Trevear Thomas, U.S. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring Leader and Global Board Member at Deloitte

Winselow Tucker, Senior Vice President, Intercontinental at Bristol Myers Squibb

Tony Wells, Senior Vice President and Chief Media Office at Verizon Communications, Inc.

Lorna Wisham, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Community Involvement, FirstEnergy Corporation and President of FirstEnergy Foundation

Shon Wright Vice President of Cummins Incorporated and President of Cummins Engine Components

Safroadu Yeboah-Amankwah, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Intel Corporation

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