Board Composition

The African American Board Experience

By Melba Hughes and Keith Meyer


Directorship Magazine

With public company board diversity currently a topic of national—and international—conversation, we asked three African American board members to share their experiences. We asked: What is unique about the African American board experience? Despite having differing vantage points, the directors echoed similar themes.

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Melba Hughes
Melba Hughes 
is a partner, executive director, and National In-House Diversity Practice lead for Major, Lindsey & Africa.

Keith Meyer 
Keith Meyer
 is the global practice leader of the CEO & Board Practice at Allegis Partners. 


This article is from the Summer 2022 issue of Directorship.