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Meet the CEO of LAX Airport — Yes, a Black Woman! | Black Business.com

Not a lot of people know that a Black woman, Deborah Flint, is the CEO of the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), which owns and operates LAX and Van Nuys Airports – two of the largest and busiest airports in the country. As CEO since 2015, Flint has made significant transformations to help enhance the experience of passengers who travel to and from Los Angeles, California. Deborah was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in June 2015 to lead LAWA and make Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Van Nuys Airport (VNY) world-class airports. And in her more than […]

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Meet the CEO of Bed, Bath & Beyond, She is the First Black Woman to Head a Fortune 500 Company Since Ursula Burns | Black Enterprise

Meet Bed, Bath & Beyond’s new CEO, Mary Winston. She will be the first black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company since Ursula Burns stepped down as the CEO of Xerox in 2017. Winston has a long career as an executive. Previously, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer of family Dollar Stores. In 2015, she was listed on Black Enterprise’s roster of the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America.’ She’s also held executive positions at Giant Eagle Inc.; Scholastic Corporation; and Pfizer. Her career began as a CPA and auditor at Arthur Anderson & Co. […]

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War Reporters: Thomas Morris Chester | Military History Matters

Thomas Morris Chester is a name little-known in most households. But Chester was a remarkable pioneer. The son of abolitionists George and Jane Marie Chester, he fought passionately – in the civil rights movement and in the Civil War – against slavery, and later became the first African American war correspondent to write for a major daily newspaper. This was not the end of firsts for Chester, who, after the Union won the war in America, travelled across the Atlantic to study law at London’s Middle Temple, becoming England’s first African American barrister. Coming of Age Chester was born in […]

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Raegan Johnson joins Spire as public communications manager | The St. Louis American

Raegan Johnson joined Spire as the public communications manager. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing external communications strategies for relevant communications and marketing channels, including digital and traditional media outlets. Spire is the largest natural gas distribution utility in Missouri, serving approximately 632,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city of St. Louis and ten counties in eastern Missouri. The St. Louis American Staff, The St. Louis American Full article @ The St. Louis American Share This +FacebookTwitterMail

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Huntsville native named Estée Lauder’s top lawyer | AL.com

At a young age, it was apparent to her family that Deirdre Stanley would make something of herself. “Deirdre was always a hard worker, dedicated to whatever task she set out to accomplish,” her mother, Mary Stanley said. “She would stay up late at night, after all family members were long in bed, to make posters if she were running for some school office. “As a child, she did not like taking midday naps. Instead she would work very quietly with her paper dolls and would pretend to be asleep when her Mom peeped in to check on her,” her […]

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George Cleveland: Channeling Faith And Family Values Into Purpose-Driven Leadership | Black Enterprise

Alfred Edmond, Jr., Black Enterprise George Cleveland. Featured Image BE MODERN MAN: GEORGE CLEVELAND Telecommunications executive; 48; Vice President, Channel Operations, AT&T’s Prepaid Portfolio (includes Cricket Wireless) Twitter: @gfcleveland WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF IN LIFE? Marrying the love of my life and creating a solid foundation for our children. I’m able to provide for them and put them in a position to achieve their dreams without the challenges I faced growing up. I understand they will face obstacles, but my hope is that we’ve provided them with the tools to fight through and reach their full potential. HOW […]

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