National Diversity Council Honors 2018 Top 25 Companies for Diversity at Texas Diversity & Leadership Conference

Mar 5, 2018 3:00 PM ET
Press Release

HOUSTON, March 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2018 Top 25 Companies for Diversity in Texas based on gender and minority representation in executive leadership and boards of directors. These organizations will be recognized on April 11, 2018 at the 14th Annual Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference.    

“I would like to commend the organizations who have made this distinguished list,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “Although the highlighted companies have made some progress in their inclusion efforts, our hope is that this report will motivate them to continue progressing in a positive direction.” 

Each of the 25 companies has been analyzed and compared against Texas demographics in the recently released report “Workforce Diversity and Corporate Governance: A Quantitative Analysis of Diversity and Inclusion in Texas Fortune 1000 Companies”. The National Diversity Council utilized various resources such as census reports, corporate websites, internal contacts, and external diversity associations to gather and report accurate information.  To see the full report, please visit our Corporate Diversity Research site.

The Texas Diversity and Leadership conference is a three-day event that will give organizations the opportunity to explore the tools and resources necessary to build diverse workforces and remain competitive on the global stage. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in informational sessions covering topics such as “Unconscious Bias,” “The Impact of Multiculturalism on the Healthcare Industry,” and “Countering Islamaphobia.” This year’s keynote speakers are Princeton University Professor Emeritus, Dr. Cornel West, Florida’s 43 Governor, Jeb Bush and Former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Juliàn Castro.

Registration for the Texas Diversity & Leadership Conference is currently ongoing and can be completed at For more information, please contact Dennis Kennedy at


Top 25 Companies for Diversity in Texas


  1. J.C. Penny Company, Inc.

14. AT&T

       Marvin Ellison, CEO

      Randall L. Stephenson, CEO

  1. Kimberly- Clark

15. Occidental Petroleum 

Thomas J. Frank, CEO

      Vicki Hollub, CEO

  1. Neiman Marcus

16. Michaels Stores 

Geoffroy Van Raemdonck, CEO

      Chuck Rubin, CEO


  1. Texas Instruments

17. American Airlines

Rich Templeton, CEO

      Doug Parker, CEO

  1. CenterPoint Energy

18. Phillips 66 

Scott M. Prochazka

      Greg C. Garland, CEO

  1. Commercial Metals 

19. Westlake Chemical

Barbara R. Smith, CEO

      Albert Chao, CEO

  1. Dynegy

20. NuStar 

Robert C Flexon, CEO

      Bradley C Barron, CEO

  1. ConocoPhillips 

21. Comerica Incorporated 

Ryan Lance, CEO

      Ralph W. Babb Jr., CEO 

  1. United Services Automobile Association 

22. Valero Energy 

Stuart Parker, CEO 

      Joseph W. Gorder, CEO

  1. Cinemark Holdings 

23. Brinker International

Mark Zoradi, CEO

      Wyman T. Roberts, CEO

  1. Marathon Oil

24. Enbridge 

Lee M. Tillman, CEO

      Al Monaco, CEO

  1. Dr Pepper Snapple

25. Waste Management 

Larry D. Young, CEO

      James C. Fish Jr., CEO 

  1. KBR 


Stuart Bradie, CEO


About the National Diversity Council
A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

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NDC Media Contact:
Jasmine Mack
Communications Specialist
National Diversity Council