An African American Who's Not 'Invisible'

I was deeply disappointed by your offhanded treatment of one of my colleagues in ''Invisible in the executive suite'' (Cover Story, Dec. 21). Nothing could be further from the truth than your statement that Roland C. Baker has ''faded'' from the executive scene. Baker is president and CEO of First Penn-Pacific Life Insurance Co., a part of the Lincoln Financial Group. He has built this company into a leader in innovative life insurance products.

I do not dispute the premise of your story that there are not enough African-Americans in CEO positions, but failure to recognize Baker's accomplishments in such a manner is unconscionable.

Jon A. Boscia
President & CEO
Lincoln Financial Group
Fort Wayne, Ind.

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