McDonald’s, PepsiCo Among Companies Represented at Black Enterprise ‘Most Powerful’ Event

October 3, 2012  |  

Last night, the New York Stock Exchange and FedEx hosted an event honoring “Black Enterprise’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.” The list appears in Black Enterprise’s September issue and the outlet has a recap of last night’s event here. The list has been published four times since 1988.

Among those honored are McDonald’s president and CEO Don Thompson; Derek Lewis, SVP and GM of PepsiCo North American Field Operations; William Harvey, head of DuPont’s packaging and industrial polymers division; and Lisa Jeffries Caldwell, EVP and chief HR officer for tobacco company, Reynolds American.

“We know that only the best and brightest can excel in the C-suites of the nation’s largest corporations, and that highlighting the achievements of African American executives who not only set, but are raising the bar of excellence, will inspire others, including younger African Americans, to aspire and dream to be you, just as you were once inspired to pursue your career paths,” said Black Enterprise CEO Earl “Butch” Graves, Jr.

For more about last night’s event, visit

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