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2020 EBONY POWER 100 LIST

EBONY REVEALS ITS ANNUAL EBONY POWER 100 LIST
Power Couples, MVPs and Shining Stars take a bow with iconic entertainment honorees including Super Bowl Champ, Patrick Mahomes, actress, Cynthia Erivo and John Legend & Chrissy Teigen.

COMMUNITY CRUSADERS

  • Candice Payne, Chicago-based Homeless Advocate
  • Akbar Cook, Principal of West Side High School Newark, New Jersey
  • Dr. Dale Okorodudu, Black Men in White Coats
  • Thalia Cherry, CEO & Founder, Cherry
  • Steven Pargett, Founder and Creative Director of Militia Design
  • Courtland Savage, Founder and CEO Fly for the Culture
  • Oumarou Idrissa, CEO/Founder, AFRIKICKS
  • Dr. Michael Obeng, Founder and CEO of R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Worldwide Inc

DOING IT FOR THE CULTURE

  • Larrance “Rance” Dopson, Super Producer & CEO 1500 or Nothin’
  • Tina Perry, President of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
  • Hebru Brantley, Multidisciplinary Artist
  • Elaine Welteroth, New York Times bestselling author, journalist and judge and producer on the new Project Runway
  • Karamo Brown, Television Host & Personality
  • Melina Matsouokas, Director, Queen & Slim
  • Maverick Carter, Businessman and Media Personality
  • Rich Paul, Sports Agent
  • Tracy Oliver, Film and Television Writer, Producer, Actor
  • Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
  • June Ambrose, Costume Designer -Creative Director
  • Felicia Horowitz, Founder of Horowitz Family Foundation
  • Will Packer, Film Producer, Founder of Will Packer Productions & Will Packer Media

EXCELLENCE IN MEDIA

  • Brent Staples, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, New York Times
  • Dorothy Tucker, President National Association of Black Journalists
  • Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., President and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)
  • Gayle King, Journalist, Television Personality
  • TJ Holmes, Journalist, Television Personality
  • Roland S. Martin, Journalist, Television Personality
  • Karen Hunter, Journalist and Talk Show Host

MVPS

Ty Law, 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Inductee & 3-time Super Bowl Champion
  • Ty Law, 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Inductee & 3-time Super Bowl Champion
  • Deontay Wilder, WBC Heavyweight Boxing Champion
  • Coco Gauff, Tennis Champion
  • Simone Biles, 30 Olympic and World Championship medal winner
  • 2019-2020 NFL Season Top 5 Quarterbacks, Super Bowl Champion Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks DeShaun Watson, Houston Texans Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys Lamar Jackson, Carolina Ravens
  • Junior Bridgeman, Businessman and Former Professional Basketball Player

POWER COUPLES

  • Mike Hill & Cynthia Bailey
  • Courtney B. Vance & Angela Bassett
  • Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union
  • Emmitt & Pat Smith
  • John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
  • Meagan Good & DeVon Franklin
  • Russell & Ciara Wilson

SHINING STARS

  • Charlamagne Tha God
  • Cynthia Erivo
  • Desus & Mero, Late Night Talk Show Host
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Marsai Martin
  • Megan thee Stallion
  • Winston Duke
  • Matthew Cherry, Oscar winner, Hair Love
  • H.E.R.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

  • Reform Alliance: Van Jones, Meek Mill, Jay-Z, Mike Rubin
  • Robin Steinberg, Founder and CEO of The Bail Project
  • Cat Packer, Executive Director and General Manager of the Department of Cannabis Regulation
  • Angela Rye, Attorney and the Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies
  • Walter Mosley, Jr., Activist, Attorney, Producer & Restauranteur
  • Derrick Johnson, NAACP President & CEO

TITANS OF INDUSTRY

  • Ralph Gilles, Global President Product Design, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Suzanne Shank, President/CEO, Siebert Williams Shank
  • Deborah Flint, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
  • Troy Datcher, Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer The Clorox Company
  • Michelle Thornhill, SVP, Head of Strategy & Transformation, Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations at Wells Fargo
  • Arlan Hamilton, Founder + Managing Partner Backstage Capital
  • Sandra L Richards, Head of Global Sports & Entertainment Group at Morgan Stanley
  • Anthony Kendall, Chief Executive Officer, Mitchell & Titus LLP
  • Don Peebles, CEO, Peebles Corporation
  • Lester N. Coney, Executive Vice President Office of the Chairman
  • Marvet Britto President/Founder of The Britto Agency
  • Milton Carroll, Chairman of Health Care Services, Centerpoint Energy, and a Board Member of Halliburton Co.
  • Mandell Crawley, Morgan Stanley Head of Private Wealth Management
  • Ramon Jones, Nationwide, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Raymond J. McGuire, Vice Chairman, Citigroup, Chairman, Banking, Capital Markets & Advisory
  • Sekou Kaalund, JPMorgan Chase Managing Director and Head of Advancing Black Pathways

TRAILBLAZERS

  • J Alexander Martin, Co-Founder, FUBU
  • Mary Winston, President of WinsCo Enterprises Inc.
  • Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, CEO, Dallas Mavericks
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago
  • Aaron Walton, CEO, Walton Isaacson
  • Bonita Coleman Stewart, VP, Global Partnerships, Google, Inc.
  • Adrienne C. Trimble, The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
  • Michael Kyser, President of Black Music for the Atlantic Records Group
  • Louis Carr, President of Media Sales, BET Networks
  • Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, The Impact Network
  • Kamal Latham, CEO, U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority
  • Tony Elumelu, Nigerian economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist and Founder The Tony Elumelu Foundation
  • Stephanie Chung, President, JetSuite
  • Vicki Chancellor, Greater Atlanta McDonald’s Owner Operator
  • Astor Chambers, Sr. Director Statement, Adidas

WOMEN UP

  • Jana Fleshman, EVP Strategic Marketing & Business Development / Head of Communications at Roc Nation
  • Nicole Avant, Former United State Ambassador to the Bahamas, Filmmaker – The Black Godfather
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith & Adrienne Banfield-Norris,
  • The Beauty Queens, Miss America – Nia Franklin Miss USA – Cheslie Kryst Miss Teen USA – Kaliegh Garris Miss Universe – Zozibini Tunzi Miss World – Toni-Ann Singh
  • Candi Carter, Executive Producer of @TheView
  • Esi Eggelston Bracey, EVP & COO NA Beauty and Personal Care @ Unilever
  • Tracey Thomas Travis, EVP and Chief Financial Officer for The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  • Cristina Jones, SVP, Salesforce Customer & C-Suite Marketing and Brand Partnerships
  • Lisa Opoku Busumbru, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs
  • Tanya Lombard, Head of Multicultural Engagement and Strategic Alliances at AT&T
  • Pamela Alexander, Director, Community Development at Ford Motor Company
  • Valerie Love, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at The Coca-Cola Company

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