Ronald C. Parker is president and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC). He has been a member of the organization representing senior black executives at Fortune 500 and equivalent companies since 1994, and has served on both the Council and Foundation Boards. Parker, who recently retired from his post as senior vice president for human resources, labor relations and global diversity and inclusion for PepsiCo, is focused on assuring that The ELC’s brand, programs and overall impact remain strong as the organization launches its aspirational goals.
As senior vice president with PepsiCo, Parker was responsible for directing the company’s global labor relations and diversity and inclusion strategies and its efforts to become a premier company of the 21st century. His involvement with succession planning, workforce analysis and developing the cultural competency of PepsiCo’s leaders form a base of experience that complement The ELC’s aspirational goals to place more black executives in C-suites and on the boards of Fortune 500 companies.