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Yvette McGee Brown ’85 named to Savoy Magazine’s 2019 Most Influential Women in Corporate America list

September 24, 2019 | Alumni

Yvette McGee Brown ’85 has been named to Savoy Magazine’s 2019 Most Influential Women in Corporate America list. On January 1, 2011, she became the first African American female justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. McGee Brown was the founding president of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and was a judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas for nine years.

She is the Partner-In-Charge of Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement for Jones Day, a global law firm with 43 offices around the world. In this role, she leads the diversity strategy for the firm and works with her partners on recruiting, retention and advancement of diverse and women lawyers; advises and partners with clients on diversity initiatives; and supports efforts to increase diversity in the legal profession while maintaining an active litigation and appellate practice.

She is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from The Ohio State University; the William Oxley Thompson Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement from The Ohio State University Alumni Association; and the Moritz College of Law Public Service Award.