Individuals recommended to increase diversity on corporate boards
The Business Leaders of Color publication features accomplished corporate and civic leaders who have achieved professional success through a track record of balanced decision making; a range of experiences that reflect flexibility and an ability to transcend narrow experiences; and a respect for diverse points of view and varied ways to approach issues and topics. To introduce Chicago's talented business leaders to enterprises seeking to include more diverse board candidates and business networks, Chicago United has presented the Business Leaders of Color publication biannually since 2003.
These leaders have also demonstrated a strong commitment to public service. While achieving personal success, each has contributed to the cultural, civic and educational life of the city of
"We are thrilled to recognize the outstanding achievements and personal commitment of these exceptional Chicagoans," said
More than 160 nominations were received from a wide variety of products and services industries.
The 2009 Business Leaders of Color are:
David Andalcio, Managing Director, Hispanic Development Enterprises, LLC Nancy Andrade, President and General Counsel, Mexifeast Foods, Inc. Andrea G. Barthwell, Founder & CEO, EMGlobal LLC, Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI)
- Linda Boasmond, President/General Manager, Cedar Concepts
Ramon Cepeda, Senior Vice President - Managing Director, Northern Trust Pedro Cevallos-Candau, Executive Vice President, Primera Engineers, Ltd. Johnathan U. Choe, Executive Vice President, Retail Banking, Fifth Third Bank Michelle Coleman Mayes, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Allstate Insurance Company Michelle L. Collins, President, Cambium LLC Nelda Connors, President, Tyco Electricaland Metal Products Division Tyco International Billy Dexter, Managing Director, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles Sue Ling Gin, Chairman & CEO, Flying Food Group
- Quin R. Golden, M.B.A., Associate VP for Strategic Affiliations and Urban Health Initiatives, The
University of ChicagoMedical Center J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, President, McDonald's Latin America Wallace Harris, Jr., Senior Vice President, District Executive, Harris Community Banking, Harris Ted Hawkins, Partner, Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Amy Hilliard, Founder, President and CEO, Comfort Cake Company Kim M. Hubbard, Chief Investment Officer, Ernest & Young LLP Robert Johnson, Managing Counsel, McDonald's Corporation Earl Jones, President & Market Manager, Clear Channel Radio Chicago Dolores A. Kunda, President / CEO, Lapiz Hispanic Marketing and Leo Burnett Puerto Rico
- Deryl McKissack, PE, PMP, President and CEO, McKissack & McKissack
Dorri McWhorter, Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP Verett Mims, Assistant Treasurer, The Boeing Company Ray Mota, President and CEO, Mota Construction Co. Linda Nolan, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust Linda O'Bannon, Medical Director, North Central Region, Aetna Nam Hung Paik, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Terry Peterson, Vice President, Government Affairs, Rush UniversityMedical Center Anita Ponder, Partner, Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP Quintin E. Primo III, Chairman / CEO, Capri Capital Partners, LLC Nazneen Razi, EVP and Chief HR Officer, Jones Lang LaSalle Eric A. Reeves, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Duchossois Group, Inc. Judith C. Rice, Vice President, Director of Government Relations, Harris Brenda A. Russell, Director and Client Relationship Executive in Law Firm Advisory Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers Gene Saffold, Managing Director National Accounts, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Donna Sims Wilson, President, M. R. Beal& Company Michael Sutton, President / CEO, Infrastructure Engineering, Inc. Sheila Talton, Vice President - Chief Global Office, Cisco Systems Nigel F. Telman, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
- Shundrawn A. Thomas, President, Northern Trust Securities, Inc., Northern Trust
Darryl Tom, Partner, Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan LLC Jason Tyler, Senior Vice President, Investment Committee & Director of Research Operations, Ariel Investments Neli Vazquez Rowland, CEO, Be! Products, Vice President, A Savehaven Foundation George A. Williams, Senior Vice President, Operations, ComEd James H. Wooten, Jr., Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
Chicago United is the catalyst driving business leaders to maximize economic impact for all races. Created in 1968, Chicago United was the first group to bring together racially diverse CEOs with a common goal of creating a stronger social and economic climate for everyone in
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