Leading black executives and their career prospects
The first black woman to crack the top corporate ranks, she heads Philip Morris' Maxwell House Coffee unit.
PROSPECTS: Very strong candidate.
After starring at Disney, he joined Starwood Hotels this year as president.
PROSPECTS: He's young (37), but he's top-notch.
Will get the CEO post at Fannie Mae on Jan. 1 after two years heading the Office of Management & Budget.
PROSPECTS: He's cracked the ceiling.
A. BARRY RAND
Top sales exec quit Xerox on Nov. 14, a year after the company hired Richard Thoman as CEO-in-waiting.
PROSPECTS: He'll find a great job--but maybe not as CEO.
Heads General Motors' North American sales and marketing.
PROSPECTS: The best of any black in the industry, but still not great.
Former Pepsi exec was named Maytag's president last February.
PROSPECTS: The CEO job is his to lose.
- COVER STORY: KEN CHENAULT: THE RISE OF A STAR
- COVER IMAGE: American Express' Ken Chenault: The Rise of a Star
- CHART: Amex Profits Take Off...And Its Stock Soars
- TABLE: A Day in the Life of Ken Chenault
- TABLE: Chenault's Accomplishments
- TABLE: Chenault's Key Challenges
- RESUME: Kenneth Irvine Chenault
- THE OTHER SIDE OF KEN CHENAULT
- INVISIBLE IN THE EXECUTIVE SUITE
- TABLE: CEO Material
- ONLINE ORIGINAL: AMEX SHARES: A SOLID CHOICE--BUT NOT INFALLIBLE
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