Helios Board Member, Vada O. Manager, Recognized by Savoy Magazine

Author: Helios Education Foundation

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Congratulations to Helios Education Foundation Board Member, Vada O. Manager, who was recently honored as one of Savoy Magazine's Power 300: 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.  Mr. Manager was recognized for both his corporate as well as philanthropic contributions.

Savoy’s summer issue features a directory of 300 directors serving on the boards of public companies. As the leading business magazine reporting on African American success and achievement, Savoy’s Most Influential Black Corporate directory is the premier listing of African-American executives, influencers and achievers contributing leadership to corporate boards. 

Vada O. Manager serves as President/CEO of his own business strategy firm which advises C-Suite executives regarding a variety of global issues ranging from brand positioning, M&A and global sourcing/supply chains. His expertise in this area is derived from serving in senior capacities at both Levi Strauss & Co and Nike Inc. – the latter where he was a member of its valued Corporate Leadership Team. During his career he also led a team to South Africa to assist in the transition of new President Nelson Mandela.

In addition to his role at Helios, Manager is affiliated with several other national and global organizations including: The American Council on Germany and US Military Academy at West Point. Manager has periodically appeared as an expert commentator on ESPN, CNN, CNBC and others.

Manager holds a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and has performed research at the London School of Economics.

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