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Fairfield County Community Foundation CEO Named To Power 300 List

Juanita James
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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Fairfield County's Community Foundation President and CEO Juanita T. James has been named among the most influential black corporate directors by Savoy Magazine.

Savoy Magazine, a leading African-American culture, business and lifestyle publication, selected James for inclusion on its "Power 300: 2015 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors" list because of her role as Director of the Asbury Automotive Group, headquarters in Duluth, GA. The announcement was made with the release of Savoy's summer issue.

James was Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Pitney Bowes. Prior to Pitney Bowes, James built a 20-year career in the media and entertainment industry with Time Warner, Inc. and Bertelsmann, Inc. Currently, James is president and CEO at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

In addition to her corporate directorship, James also plays a community leadership role. She is a Corporator for First County Bank, and a Trustee of Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass., as well as a Trustee Emerita of Princeton University. Her commitment to the community has been acknowledged with numerous honors and awards including NAACP “100 Most Influential Blacks in CT”, “Achievement Award” from the Greater New York Chapter of Links and the Stamford “Citizen of the Year” Award.

“I am truly honored and humbled. Being included as one of Savoy’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directors with those whom I admire so deeply and regard with admiration, appreciation and esteem is one of the highlights of my career,” said James, “Many thanks to Savoy for including me in this auspicious group.”

"Savoy continues to be at the forefront of comprehensive coverage of the professional success and achievements of African Americans." said L.P. Green, II, CEO and publisher of Savoy Magazine. "It is our duty to chronicle these inspiring executives, their distinguished careers and the corporations that demonstrate inclusive board composition in Savoy. We offer congratulations and appreciation to the directors recognized in Savoy's Most Influential Black Corporate Directors edition for their inspiring leadership."

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards, and has awarded over $185 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond.

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