March 03, 2010
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Mar 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ralph Reid, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Sprint (NYSE: S), has been selected as one of SaVoy magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. The Top 100 list recognizes those African Americans who have made a positive impact in Corporate America as well as the communities around them. Honorees were selected based on their exemplary record of accomplishments and for bettering their community and inspiring others.

"I am truly honored by and grateful for this recognition," said Reid. "Community service plays a huge role in my life, from both a personal and a professional standpoint. At Sprint, we work hand-in-hand with local communities to provide support and enrichment; this recognition from SaVoy helps underscore the importance of that commitment. I would like to thank SaVoy for the honor and for helping shine the light on the impact we can all make when we give back to the communities around us."

In his role as Sprint’s vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility, Reid has responsibility for leading Sprint’s overall social responsibility and environmental efforts as well as direct management of Sprint’s Community Affairs, Employee Volunteerism, and Corporate Diversity and Inclusion efforts. He also directs Sprint’s philanthropic activities as president of the Sprint Foundation.

In addition, he is currently president of the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Downtown Minority Development Corporation and vice chairman of the Greater Kansas City Urban League. He also serves on the Boards of Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Repertory Theater, Heart of America United Way, Salvation Army, Greater KC Chamber of Commerce, Oakwood University and Park University and is vice president of the Kansas City United Community Action Agency.

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