The Power 100 Special Edition: The Executives


OBABL is proud to salute this year’s Power 100: The Most Influential Black Lawyers in the U.S.

The Executives:

While several of our Executives are not currently attorneys, they all started their careers as legal professionals. Being a lawyer proved a fast track to the C-Suite for this elite group. Kenneth Chenault, Kenneth Frazier, and Clarence Otis Jr. are CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies. Richard Parsons, the former CEO of Time Warner, is now Chairman of Citigroup.

In their executive roles, Roderick A. Palmore, General Mills Executive Vice President and Hinton J. Lucas, a Vice President at DuPont, have been vocal advocates for the General Counsel “Call To Action” initiative that incentivizes diversity at law firms.

We also found a healthy number of women at the top. Six of the fourteen Power 100 Executives are women! They are heading the legal departments of some of the world’s largest companies, including, Avon Products, Inc., Starbucks, and UPS.

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The Executives – Full List after the jump

The Executives

Paula Boggs
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Kenneth Chenault
Chairman and CEO
American Express Co.

David C. Drummond
Chief Legal Counsel
Google, Inc.

Thomas E. Evans
Vice President & General Counsel-Merchandising, Marketing & Supply Chain
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc

Kenneth C. Frazier
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Merck & Co., Inc.

Debra Lee
BET Networks

Hinton J. Lucas
VP, Assistant General Counsel  and Chief Administrative Counsel

Michele Coleman Mayes
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Allstate Insurance Company

Teri P. McClure
Senior Vice President of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ivy Thomas McKinney
Corp. Vice President Deputy General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer

Clarence Otis Jr.
Darden Restaurants

Roderick A. Palmore
Executive Vice President; General Counsel
Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, and Secretary
General Mills

Richard D. Parsons
Citigroup Inc.

Kim K.W. Rucker
Senior Vice President
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Avon Products, Inc.


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