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Meet the Author: Earl G. Graves

Author Bio and Details

Earl G. Graves is president and CEO of Earl G. Graves, Ltd., and publisher of Black Enterprise magazine, an award-winning monthly publication for African Americans in business. He is chairman and CEO of Pepsi-Cola of Washington, D.C., L.P., the largest minority-controlled Pepsi-Cola franchise in the United States. Graves is a nationally recognized authority on black business development and serves on the boards of the Black Business Council, Howard University, the Boy Scouts of America, and the Glass Ceiling Commission. He is a director of Aetna Inc.; AMR Corporation (American Airlines); Chrysler Corporation; Federated Department Stores, Inc.; and Rohm & Haas Corporation. Graves is the recipient of 37 honorary degrees.

Graves lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife of 37 years, Barbara. They have three married sons and a growing brood of grandchildren.

Books by Earl G. Graves

How to Succeed in Business Without Being White

Straight Talk on Making It in America

Book cover image: How to Succeed in Business Without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America | National Bestseller

African-Americans are entering the business world in unprecedented numbers, and Earl G. Graves serves as their role model and mentor. Graves, one of the most influential and well-known executives in the world, in this timely andimportant book shows how he, the son of a West Indian garment worker, became a multimillionaire entrepreneur…  More »