“I’m truly honored that Kevin and I are recognized among the best and brightest African American leaders, particularly given that the listing takes into account not only corporate influence but also how we each are making an impact in our communities,” said Gibson.
Click here to read about a column Gibson contributed to Savoy about executive leadership in America.
The building products distributor also said that it is notable that two BlueLinx leaders are included on the list. They are among a small number of African American executives in the building supply industry as well as in the ranks of publicly traded companies.
Henry added, “The inclusion is a great reflection of the momentum and leadership culture we’re building here at BlueLinx.”
Gibson recently marked his first year as CEO of BlueLinx, during which he led the company to exceptional financial performance, and in June led the team as it rang The New York Stock Exchange opening bell.
Henry joined the organization in 2022 and already has directed efforts to establish an inclusive, high-performance culture, BlueLinx said.
“Savoy is proud to present the 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America. In this issue, we assembled an elite representation of African American men and women who have been recognized for their executive and business leadership in national and global-leading corporations,” said L.P. Green, II, publisher of Savoy magazine. “These innovative trailblazers have led efforts to foster growth for some of the country’s highest-performing companies throughout and beyond the U.S. market.”
Selection for the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America examines the spheres of influence impacting Savoy’s readership including corporate sector influence, scholastic achievement, career growth, community outreach, and recognition. The information received from over 500 prospective candidates in diverse fields was pre-screened by the selection committee.
The magazine said its selection committee includes the Savoy editorial board and community leaders with representatives from the academic and business arenas. The committee reviewed information on executives in human resources, information, real estate, finance, investment banking, diversity, foundations, procurement, business development, marketing, sales, healthcare, manufacturing, and legal.
Click here to see the full list of honorees.