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The Power Players

Even when they’ve reached the top of the corporate hierarchy, our Power Players have not forgotten their roots.  They leverage their power and influence to fund new initiatives and to empower a new generation of leadership.  Because of their leadership, African-American issues are represented in boardrooms around the world.  Social change often grows from the ground up.  With their roots firmly anchored in the community, these powerful leaders ensure that the soil is fertile and the water is plentiful.

Ursal Burns

Ursala Burns,
Chairman and CEO Xerox

Jeff Friday

Jeff Friday,
Founder and CEO, Film Life, Inc.

Catherine L. Hughes

Catherine L. Hughes, 
Chairperson and Founder, Radio One, Inc.

Debra L. Lee

Debra L. Lee,
Chairman and CEO BET

Robi Reed

Robi Reed,
Casting Director and Founder, Reed For Hope Foundation

Sean Combs

Sean Combs,
@ iamdiddy

Bobette Gillette

Bobette Gillette,
Director of Corporate Responsibility, BET

Cheryl Boone Issacs

Cheryl Boone Issacs, 
President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Jason Panda

Jason Panda,
CEO and Founder of B Holding Group, LLC

Bevy Smith

Bevy Smith,
CEO & Founder, Dinner With Bevy LLC