• In The Next Issue of PIVOT
  • Orlando Ashford Featured Cover Story – C-Suite Issue of PIVOT Magazine

    Orlando Ashford, President of Holland America Line and Board Chair of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) appears on the cover of the May issue of PIVOT Magazine. In this issue, Ashford discussed his career trajectory and his current role with the ELC. Additionally, Ashford and other C-Suite Executives give their best career advice to PIVOT Read More »

  • Corporate News
  • Meet Bernard Coleman, III – Uber’s New Chief Diversity Officer

    When Bernard Coleman III took the job as Uber’s diversity officer in January — after doing the same job in Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign — it’s likely he didn’t expect to be immediately embroiled in what is morphing into one of the car-hailing company’s biggest crises. Now, sources say, he’s the one scrambling to Read More »

  • Pivotal Moves
  • Georgia Power Names Pedro Cherry Executive Vice-President, Customer Service and Operations

    Georgia Power chairman, president and CEO Paul Bowers today announced that Pedro Cherry has been elected executive vice president of the company’s Customer Service & Operations (CSO) organization by the company’s board of directors, effective March 31. Cherry succeeds Craig Barrs who recently announced his retirement from the company. Since March 2015, Cherry has served Read More »

  • Pivotal Moves
  • Orlando Ashford Named Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

    Orlando D. Ashford, president of Holland America Line in Seattle, Wash., has been elected chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent national organization composed of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs, global thought leaders and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies. The focus of the organization is the development Read More »

  • Corporate News
  • Prairie View A&M Wins 2016 Ford HBCU Community Challenge; Takes Home $75,000 in Scholarships, Grants

    Four chemical engineering students from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, won top honors at the 2016 Ford Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Challenge with a software app that enables homeowners to monitor water and energy use in real-time. The innovative app, which helps homeowners adjust their utility use and save money, Read More »

  • Arts & Culture
  • Recording Artist Mali Music Rocks RAGTRADE Atlanta Runway in Lincoln Continental-Inspired Suit

    Grammy-nominated recording artist Mali Music rocked the fashion world wearing a Lincoln Continental-inspired suit designed by Detroit-based fashion designer William Malcolm at this year’s RAGTRADE Atlanta. The Lincoln Motor Company was presenting sponsor of RAGTRADE Atlanta, a highly anticipated runway show that discovers and promotes emerging designers worldwide. Singer-songwriter-producer Mali Music released his first major Read More »

  • Pivotal Moves
  • Henry Ford Health System Welcomes New President and CEO

    Experienced, Compassionate and Community-Oriented, Wright Lassiter, III, will Lead Henry Ford into Its Second Century Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation’s leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, begins 2017 with a new president and CEO. Wright Lassiter, III, who served as system president since December 2014, assumed the role of president and CEO of Read More »

  • Corporate News
  • Sam’s Club CEO To Leave Wal-Mart Next Month

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Friday that the chief executive of Sam’s Club will leave the company next month. After five years in the role, Rosalind Brewer is the longest-serving CEO of Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart’s wholesale chain. She is the first female African-American chief executive at the company, and her departure leaves no women or people Read More »

  • Corporate News
  • Tiffany & Co. Launches Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity Leadership

    Luxury brand Tiffany & Co. has launched the Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity Leadership. The Tiffany Academy for Excellence and Diversity in Leadership is an exciting new program for high-potential early to mid-career professionals who want to build rewarding careers with Tiffany & Co. Aspiring leaders will begin their journey with an immersive 18-month Read More »