NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The editors of Black Enterprise magazine selected INFINITI Vice President of the Americas, Randy Parker, for inclusion in their list of Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America. The exclusive list includes 300 of the highest-ranking African American executives in the nation.
"I'm honored and incredibly humbled to be included on Black Enterprise's list of Most Powerful Executives," said Parker. "African Americans are a vital part of corporate leadership, so this list is not only a milestone for me, personally, but it is an important celebration for the black community. I'm truly blessed to work at a place like INFINITI that celebrates employees from all walks of life."
The full Black Enterprise report, released November 28, features the magazine's most expansive research of African American corporate leadership to date. According to Black Enterprise, the 2017 list includes "men and women who ensure their corporations" market leadership through revenue generation, profitability, market share, and strategic development. As such, they hold top-tier and executive officer positions within the entire enterprise; operate core subsidiaries and divisions, and maintain billion-dollar budget authority. Positions include those with oversight of operations, sales, marketing, technological infrastructure, data science, product development and overall talent management and training."
Randy Parker has served as Vice President of the Americas since February 2015 and is responsible for overseeing INFINITI's overall performance in the United States, Canada and Mexico, including oversight of the brand's strategic direction, planning, sales and marketing efforts in North America. With Mr. Parker at the helm of the Americas, INFINITI reached its best-ever year in sales in 2016 and is on track to top that accomplishment this year, so far seeing a 17.5% increase over last year's record-breaking numbers. In 2018, the all-new QX50 is expected to kick-start another successful year, given the popularity of the SUV segment.
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