Andre Thornton, Jr named in 2012 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders

DiversityMBA Magazine, has named Andre Thornton Jr one of the 2012 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders.
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July 23, 2012                                                              


Andre Thornton, Jr named in 2012
Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders

Akron, OH - DiversityMBA Magazine, an internationally distributed publication targeting business professionals in corporate America, entrepreneurs and students, has named  Andre Thornton Jr one of  the 2012 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive  & Emerging Leaders.

Thornton serves as Vice President Business Development and Supplier Diversity.  He has responsibility for business development in Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Promotions & Incentives.  Thornton also leads the company’s marketing strategy as well as the Supplier Diversity program.  Thornton serves as ASW’s  ambassador to national  Supplier Diversity programs as well as with clients and international companies in their diversity outreach.

The 2012 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders were selected from a group of   highly competitive candidates from public and privately held companies as well entrepreneurs, and not for profit organizations. “We are humbled by the success of our Top 100 under 50 recognition program.  We aspired to recognize high potential and seasoned executives for their outstanding leadership within their companies and communities.  We believe that celebrating individuals that value higher education is a unique recognition in aligning leadership and education” says Pam McElvane, CEO & Publisher.

The honorees will be featured in DiversityMBA Magazine’s Summer 2012 issue and will be honored at the magazine’s Awards Gala held September 20th & 21st at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL. The gala and leadership forum has proven to be one the of the most powerful and engaging forums of its kind, with 85 percent of the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders in attendance.

About Diversity MBA Magazine
Diversity MBA Magazine is the global leadership publication for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge base from a thought leadership perspective.  This year’s honorees come from around the world, including China, Africa, and Europe, and from a wide spectrum of industries, including retail, financial services, automotive, railroad, healthcare, education, medical, pharmaceutical, communications, government and consulting. Eighty percent are from corporate America.  

About ASW Global
ASW Global, headquartered inAkron,OH, is a full-service supply chain management company.  It is one of the largest minority owned companies inNortheast Ohio, serving a national and international client base.  ASW offers a wide range of services with specialization in B2B and B2C Fulfllment Services Distribution Management, Value Added Warehousing, Transportation Management, Packaging, and Promotion and Incentive Programs.

For more information on ASW Global, its operations and lines of business, go to; or contact Carolyn Pizzuto, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Planning at 330-798-5178 or email at

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