NBA-CLS / Award Recipients

Congratulations to all of our award recipients.

NBA-CLS Cora T. Walker Award Recipients
Jerry W. Blackwell, Esq., Blackwell Burke P.A.
2014

Paulette Brown, Edwards Wildman
2013

John Lewis, Jr., The Coca-Cola Company
2012

Harold Pope, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss
2011

Taylor Fields, Fields and Brown, LLC
2010

Daniel W. Jackson, Travelers
2009

Arthenia Joyner, Florida State Senate, District 19
2008

Clyde Bailey (posthumously), Eastman Kodak
2007

NBA-CLS John Lewis, Jr. Corporation of the Year Award Recipients

McDonald’s Corporation
2014

Microsoft
2013

Meritor
2012

NBA-CLS Corporation of the Year Award Recipients

Shell Oil Company
2011

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
2010

Starbucks Corporation
2009

Ford Motor Company
2008

Exxon Mobil Corporation
2007

The Coca-Cola Company
2005

Huron Consulting
2004

General Motors Corporation
2003

Eastman Kodak
2002

International Paper
2001

Bank of America
2000

Carson Products
1999

NBA-CLS Diversity Challenge Award Recipients

Lucy Lee Helm, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Starbucks
2013

Denise Keane, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Altria
2013

Teresa Sebastian, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Darden
2013

Jeffrey Gearhart, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
2012

Michele Coleman Mayes, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Allstate
2012

Roderick A. Palmore, Executive Vice President. General Counsel and Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer
General Mills, Inc.
2012

NBA-CLS Outstanding Outside Counsel Award Recipients

Tara Elliott, WilmerHale
2014

Reginald Turner, Clark Hill, PLC
2013

Johnine Barnes, Greenberg Traurig LLP
2012

Claudius Sokenu, Arnold and Porter, LLP
2011

Benjamin Wilson, Beveridge and Diamond
2010

Steven Wright, Holland and Knight
2009

NBA-CLS Outstanding Inside Counsel Award Recipients

James Bynoe, Liberty Mutual Insurance
2014

John Page, Golden State Foods
2013

Vanita Banks, Allstate
2012

Joe West, Minority Corporate Counsel Association
2011

Avis Russell, Parsons
2010

Gregory Kenney, ExxonMobil
2009

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