Ken Drinkard, Senior Vice President and General Auditor of New York Life was recently named to Savoy Magazine’s prestigious 2022 list of the “Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.” The acknowledgment celebrates Ken’s career-long dedication to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. At New York Life, he was part of the company’s Social Justice Working Group initiative and worked with various employee resource groups, including serving as the Co-Chair for NYL-VETS representing veterans, and as an executive leader for the Black Organization for Leadership and Development.

The selection of the “Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America” begins by examining the landscape of 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 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, health care, manufacturing and legal. After reviewing all of the profiles, the field of candidates were narrowed to the “2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America” listing based upon their exemplary record of accomplishments and influence while working to better their community and inspire others.

You can learn more about the list here.


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New York Life Insurance Company
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Lacey_S_Siegel@newyorklife.com

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