Ameren Illinois President Richard Mark has been named among Savoy magazine's Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America for the second time.
The magazine's Top 100 list honors African-American leaders who have made a positive impact in corporate America and in the communities in which they live and work.
"I want to congratulate Richard on this well-deserved honor and distinction," Ameren Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Warner Baxter said. "Richard is not only a great leader in our organization, but he is a champion for the customers we serve and a true leader in the community. His tireless efforts in supporting multiple community organizations and causes help power the quality of life in our region."
Mark was named president of Ameren Illinois in 2012. During his tenure, the company initiated massive improvements to the energy grid, resulting in increased reliability and fewer power outages. Mark also helped form a coalition to bring diversity to Illinois utility supply chains, expanding opportunities for minority contractors.
"I am humbled and honored to share this recognition with many top business professionals," Mark said. "A more inclusive workplace creates more opportunities for our employees, suppliers and customers. Our culture at Ameren Illinois encourages diversity in thought and action and it's a major reason why we're a successful company today."
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