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  • Linda Johnson Rice to take over CEO role at Ebony once again

    Linda Johnson Rice will take the reins at Ebony magazine once again. Johnson Rice was named CEO of Ebony Media Operations entity on Thursday, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. The company publishes Ebony and Jet magazines, both online and in print. Ebony and Jet have for decades been among the most respected publications on African Read More »

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  • 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 »

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  • Deval Patrick Joins Obama Foundation Board

    The Obama Foundation recently announced that Deval Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts, will join President Barack Obama’s post-presidential organization: the Obama Foundation. “Barack Obama will be remembered as a president who led us well through turbulent times with wisdom, equanimity and grace. I am honored to be part of the foundation that will continue that Read More »

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  • Ex-McDonald’s CEO Returns to the Food Business

    Former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson is back in the food business. Thompson, who left the world’s largest burger chain in early 2015, has launched Cleveland Avenue, a Chicago-based venture-capital firm focused on building and growing food, beverage and restaurant ventures. The company, named after the Near North Side street where Thompson was raised, today announced Read More »

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  • 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 »

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  • 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 »

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  • Stephen Vault Named Vice-President of Business Development for WellStar

    PIVOT Magazine Corporate Advisory Board Member Stephen Vault will be joining WellStar as the new Vice President of Business Development. In his role, Stephen will facilitate and implement strategic and business planning activities throughout the WellStar System. This includes spearheading market research, competitive/trend analysis, advancing the System’s use of predictive modeling and forecasting to support Read More »

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  • Cox Enterprises Names Juliette Pryor Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

    Cox Enterprises announced today that Juliette Pryor, 51, has been named senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective immediately. Pryor reports to Cox Enterprises Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dallas Clement and succeeds Shauna Muhl who will retire from Cox at year end. In her new role, Pryor is responsible for Read More »

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  • ServiceMaster Appoints Marvin Davis as the New Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

    MEMPHIS, TN–(Marketwired – August 08, 2016) – ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced that Marvin Davis has been named chief marketing and strategy officer. In his new role, Davis will oversee company strategy, including competitive intelligence, insights and analytics, as well as all marketing, pricing Read More »

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  • Vince Hudson Joins Diageo as Smirnoff Global Brand Director

    Former Samsung and Procter & Gamble marketer Vince Hudson is joining Diageo as global brand director for Smirnoff vodka and senior VP for the brand in the U.S., the company said Wednesday. He will report to James Thompson, the liquor giant’s North American chief marketing and innovation officer, and David Gates, Diageo’s global head of Read More »

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  • The Coca-Cola Company Names Andrew Davis As New Chief Diversity Officer

    Effective July 1, 2016, Andrew Davis has taken over the role as Chief Diversity Officer for The Coca-Cola Company. Andrew joined Coca-Cola in 2007, holding various HR roles supporting Coca-Cola North America, Coca-Cola Refreshments and the Bottling Investments Group. Prior to joining Coke, Andrew leadership positions in the food/beverage and retail industry at companies such Read More »

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  • Daryl Grant Named New Managing Director at KPMG – Birmingham

    Accounting firm KPMG has named a new managing director in Birmingham. Daryl Grant, who had spent the last 17 years with Accenture, most recently as its managing director, has been tapped for the same role with KMPG. A member of KPMG’s risk consulting credit risk practice, Grant will work with mortgage companies and government-sponsored enterprises Read More »