Council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

  • Richard Dean ParsonsRichard Dean Parsons, Co-Chair
    Chairman, Citigroup.
  • Linda Johnson RiceLinda Johnson Rice, Co-Chair
    CEO, Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines
  • Laura BushLaura Bush
    Former First Lady of the United States
  • James Ireland Cash, Jr.James Ireland Cash, Jr.
    Retired James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean of Harvard Business School Publishing, Harvard Graduate School of Business
  • Kenneth Irvine ChenaultKenneth Irvine Chenault
    Chairman and CEO, American Express Company
  • Ann Marie FudgeAnn Marie Fudge
    Retired Chairman and CEO, Young & Rubicam Inc.
  • James A. JohnsonJames A. Johnson
    Vice Chairman, Perseus LLC; former Chairman and CEO, Fannie Mae
  • Robert L. JohnsonRobert L. Johnson
    Chairman and CEO, RLJ Companies; Founder, Black Entertainment Television, Inc.
  • Quincy D. JonesQuincy D. Jones
    CEO, Quincy Jones Productions, Inc.
  • Ann Dibble JordanAnn Dibble Jordan
    Consultant to and independent director of several public companies
  • Michael L. LomaxMichael L. Lomax
    President and CEO, United Negro College Fund
    portrait by Timothy Greenfield Sanders
  • Doris Matsui Doris Matsui
    Member of Congress, California’s Fifth Congressional District; Member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents
  • Homer Alfred NealHomer Alfred Neal
    Director, University of Michigan ATLAS Project, Samuel A. Goudsmit Professor of Physics, and Interim President Emeritus, University of Michigan
  • E. Stanley O'NealE. Stanley (Stan) O'Neal
    Former Chairman, CEO, and President, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
  • Samuel J. PalmisanoSamuel J. Palmisano
    Chairman and CEO, International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation
  • Franklin D. RainesFranklin D. Raines
    Former Chairman and CEO, Fannie Mae; former Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • Dr. Ruth SimmonsDr. Ruth Simmons
    President, Brown University
  • Gregg W. SteinhafelGregg W. Steinhafel
    Chairman, CEO and President of Target Corporation
  • H. Patrick SwygertH. Patrick (Pat) Swygert
    Former President, Howard University
  • Anthony WeltersAnthony (Tony) Welters
    Executive Vice President, United Health Group
  • Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
    Chairman, Harpo, Inc., and talk show host