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Avnet CIO Kevin Summers Named among 300 Most Powerful Execs. in Corporate America

Annual list from Black Enterprise magazine celebrates growing diversity in corporate leadership
Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:15 am MST

Every year since 1988, Black Enterprise magazine publishes a list of the top black executives among U.S. corporations with gross revenues of $1 billion or more. Each year, the list includes a growing cohort of black men and women driving the global competitiveness of America's largest corporations.

This year, honored along with high profile CEOs like Marvin R. Ellison, J.C. Penney Co. Inc.; Craig Arnold, Eaton Corp. and Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP, was Avnet’s own Chief Information Officer Kevin Summers.

Summers is responsible for Avnet's global IT strategy and enterprise effectiveness initiative. He leads the company's Global Information Solutions team and sets the IT roadmap strategy that helps differentiate Avnet as a technology leader. Prior to joining Avnet in 2016, Summers managed the technology efforts of several large-scale IT organizations including: H&R Block, Lowe's, Whirlpool and The Coca-Cola Company, and held senior executive positions at AT&T and GE.

Click here to read Summers’s full bio. Click here for the full list of 2017’s 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.

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