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Jun 17, 2014, 11:52 ET
Mar 06, 2014, 10:04 ET

Carla Harris Named Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

Carla Harris, vice chairman of Wealth Management and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, has become chair of The Executive Leadership Council...

Oct 25, 2013, 15:05 ET
Ronald C. Parker, president and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council and Foundation (l), presents Dr. Debra Saunders-White (2nd from right) chancellor of North Carolina Central University, a $350,000 grant for a youth education program. Also participating was Lynton Scotland, Michael C. Hyter, chairman of The Executive Leadership Foundation (ELF) board and managing director, Korn/Ferry International, and Tracey Gray-Walker (r). The grant was provided under ELF's Community Impact Initiative, a national program aimed at closing the achievement gap among black middle and high school students. (Photo by Imagine Photography).  (PRNewsFoto/Executive Leadership Council)

The Executive Leadership Foundation Awards North Carolina Central University $350,000 for Summer Youth Business & Entrepreneurship Academy

Grant will Support the Next Generation of Black Business Leaders The Executive Leadership Foundation ("ELF") awarded North Carolina Central...

Oct 17, 2013, 15:06 ET

Fortune 500 CEOs Celebrate Black Executives in Corporate America

Black Senior Leaders Make a Business Case for Increasing Diversity in Global Corporate Enterprises  The Executive Leadership Council...

Jul 30, 2013, 10:31 ET

The Executive Leadership Council Celebrates a Decade of Developing Black Women Executives

NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) commemorates 10 years of professional development...

May 07, 2013, 15:48 ET
Oct 17, 2012, 11:58 ET
Ronald C. Parker has been named president and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council and Foundation. Parker will oversee The ELC's membership recruitment and growth; talent and professional pipeline development programs; the Community Impact Initiative; and the realization of ELC's five-year strategic goals to add 500 African Americans to the CEO position and those one to two levels below in Fortune 500 companies as well as 200 African Americans to the boards of publicly traded companies by 2017.  (PRNewsFoto/The Executive Leadership Council)

The Executive Leadership Council Names Ronald C. Parker as President & CEO and Brickson Diamond as COO

New Leadership Team Will Lead Ambitious Efforts to Increase African-American Representation in Senior Executive Positions in Corporate America...

Oct 16, 2012, 12:10 ET

African-American CEOs and Senior Executives Call for Greater Diversity & Inclusion in the Fortune 500 to Make the American Economy More Competitive

African-Americans in Senior Level Positions Can Deliver Greater Shareholder Value to the Bottom Line The Executive Leadership Council...

Jul 10, 2012, 10:07 ET

The Women's Leadership Forum of the Executive Leadership Council Hosts National Conference on "Potential.Purpose.Power." at Target Field

African-American Female Executives Meet to Increase their Representation at Fortune 500 Companies and on Corporate Boards The Executive...

Apr 20, 2012, 19:16 ET

University of Houston's C. T. Bauer College of Business Takes First Place in The Executive Leadership Council's 2012 Business Case Competition on Corporate Philanthropy

Winning Team Takes Home $35,000 in Scholarships and Recognition at ELC's National Gala MBA students from the University of Houston's C. T....

Apr 17, 2012, 13:43 ET

The Executive Leadership Council and ExxonMobil Host 2012 Business Case Competition on Corporate Philanthropy

National Competition Awards Scholarships to MBA Students  African-American MBA students from three of the nation's leading business...

Apr 27, 2010, 11:30 ET

Statement by Executive Leadership Council President & CEO Lawrence M. Drake II on the Passing of Civil Rights Pioneer Dr. Dorothy Height

The Members, Board and Staff of The Executive Leadership Council are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Dorothy Height – a pioneer and...

Jan 27, 2010, 17:08 ET

The Executive Leadership Council Contributes to Haitian Relief

Makes initial contribution of $25,000 and begins "needs assessment" for longer term support The Executive Leadership Council (The Council)...

Oct 23, 2009, 19:35 ET
A F EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL WINNERS EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL WINNERS

The 2009 Essay Competition Winners join Executive Leadership Council President & CEO Carl Brooks (far right) as over 1800 corporate and public policy leaders applaud their scholarship. (PRNewsFoto/Executive Leadership Council)[RD]
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The Executive Leadership Council and Foundation Honor Ten Students in National Essay Competition

Winners Participated in 2009 Recognition Dinner with Earvin "Magic" Johnson, General Colin L. Powell and Johnson & Johnson...

Jul 20, 2009, 12:20 ET

The Executive Leadership Council Announces 2009 Award Winners

Gaylord National Harbor Is Site of Oct. 8th Recognition Dinner Sponsored by Financial Services Leader ING General Colin L. Powell,...

Jul 17, 2009, 17:05 ET

African Americans Lost Ground on Fortune 500 Boards

A recent study on African Americans on boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies commissioned by The Executive Leadership Council(R) found...

May 22, 2009, 18:14 ET

Statement on the Appointment of Ursula M. Burns as CEO of Xerox by Carl Brooks, The Executive Leadership Council President & CEO

The following is a statement on the appointment of Ursula M. Burns as CEO of Xerox by Carl Brooks, the Executive Leadership Council President...

Mar 12, 2009, 18:33 ET

Statement by The Executive Leadership Council President & CEO on the Appointment of A. Barry Rand as CEO of AARP

The Members, Board and Staff of The Executive Leadership Council congratulate our member, Barry Rand, on his appointment as chief executive of the...

Jan 08, 2009, 13:12 ET

Corporate Executives Say More Minorities in the C-Suite is Good for Business

But African-American women are having a tough time breaking through Senior corporate executives who participated in a recent survey commissioned...

Nov 06, 2008, 16:52 ET

The Executive Leadership Council(R) President & CEO Carl Brooks Congratulates President-Elect Barack Obama on Historic Victory

The following is a statement by Carl Brooks, President & CEO of The Executive Leadership Council: On behalf of the Boards of Directors of...