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Ethnic Advisory Boards

Our Ethnic Advisory Boards provide management with external viewpoints on issues related to diversity and inclusion, especially in the U.S. marketplace.

African American Advisory Board

African American Advisory Board

1 Keith Clinkscales
Senior Vice President,
Content Development and Enterprises, ESPN Publishing

2 Jerri DeVard
Former Senior Vice President,
Brand Management and Marketing Communications, Verizon Communications

3 Amy Hilliard
President and Chief Executive Officer,
The Hilliard Group & The ComfortCake Co.

4 Robert Holland
Cordova, Smart and Willams, LLC

5 Reverend Dr. Franklyn Richardson
Senior Pastor,
Grace Baptist Church

6 Roderick D. Gillum
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Diversity,
General Motors Corporation Chairman,
GM Foundation

7 Earl G. Graves, Jr.
President and CEO,
Black Enterprise Magazine

8 Glenda McNeal Senior Vice President Global Partnerships,
American Express

"Since PepsiCo’s African American Advisory Board was formed in 1999, our members have provided valuable counsel to the company on a range of issues including reaching a more diverse consumer base, creating a more diverse workforce and strengthening its relationship with the community. We are pleased with the results. During our years of involvement, PepsiCo has increased the number of minorities in its management ranks and increased spending with minority-owned businesses."
— Benaree Pratt Wiley, Principal, The Wiley Group, Chairman of the Advisory Board

Latino/Hispanic Advisory Board

Latino/Hispanic Advisory Board

1 Dr. Carlos H. Arce, Ph.D.
President and Founder,

2 Maria Contreras-Sweet
Promerica Bank

3 Dr. Douglas X. Patiño
Vice Chancellor Emeritus and Professor,
California State University

4 Carlos A. Saladrigas
Premier American Bank

5 Deborah Rosado Shaw
Multi-ethnic Success Ventures, LLC

6 Isabel Valdés
Public Speaker

7 Cid Wilson
Director of Equity Research,
Kevin Dann and Partners LLC

Roger Rivera
President and Founder,
National Hispanic Environmental Council
(Not pictured, Joined 2008)

"As a founding member of the PepsiCo Latino/Hispanic Advisory Board, I am honored to represent a group that provides the company with diverse points of view, which benefit consumers, PepsiCo and the communities in which it operates. These perspectives influence new products and marketing. We also provide insights to assist retailers with the effective planning of promotional outreach, product mix and support of healthier lifestyles. Because so much change is occurring in demographic mix and in lifestyle trends, our input helps to ensure that the tastes of consumers are met and that diverse talent is identified for employment opportunities."
— Raúl Yzaguirre, Presidential Professor, Center for Community Development and Civil Rights, Arizona State University, Chairman of the Advisory Board

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