NEWS: 4 BizFed Investing Members Among Top U.S. Firms for Diversity

Posted July 3rd, 2010

Four BizFed members have been named among the top 40 U.S. companies for diversity by Black Enterprise magazine: Sempra Energy, Verizon, Bank of America and AT&T. Sempra was one of only two companies in California named to the sixth annual listing.
The magazine evaluated the diversity programs of more than 1,000 of the largest public companies in the United States and 50 large, international companies with a significant presence in America. The list considers diversity in the companies’ board of directors, employee base, senior management and suppliers, according to a news release from Black Enterprise. The companies making the 2010 list announced recently are:
• Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark.;
• Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.;
• PG&E Corp., San Francisco;
• General Mills Inc., Minneapolis;
• Sempra Energy, San Diego;
• MGM Mirage, Las Vegas;
• Pitney Bowes, Stamford, Conn.;
• Aetna Inc., Hartford, Conn.;
• Xerox Corp., Norwalk, Conn.;
• Verizon Communications Inc., Basking Ridge, N.J.;
• Fannie Mae, Washington, D.C.;
• Pepco Holdings Inc., Washington D.C.;
• U.S. Postal Service, Washington, D.C.;
• WGL Holdings Inc., Washington, D.C.
• American Express Co., New York City;
• International Business Machines Inc., Armonk, N.Y.;
• Pepsico Inc., Purchase, N.Y.;
• Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, White Plains, N.Y.;
• Toyota Motor North America Inc., New York City;
• Burger King Corp., Miami;
• Darden Restaurants Inc., Orlando, Fla.;
• Bank Of America Corp., Charlotte;
• TIAA-CREF, Charlotte;
AFLAC Inc., Columbus, Ga.;
• The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta;
• United Parcel Service Inc., Atlanta;
• Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati;
• McDonald’s Corp., Oak Brook, Ill.;
• Northern Trust Corp., Chicago;
• State Farm Insurance Cos., Bloomington, Ill.;
• Aramark, Philadelphia;
• Sprint Nextel Corp., Kansas City, Mo.;
• FedEx Corp., Memphis, Tenn.;
• Yum! Brands Inc., Louisville;
• AT&T Inc., Dallas;
• Comerica Inc., Dallas;
• Marriott International Inc., Bethesda, Md.;
• Sodexo Inc., Gaithersburg, Md.;
• Freddie Mac, McLean, Va.;
• Norfolk Southern Corp., Norfolk, Va.
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