BLUFFTON TRUSTEE NAMED AMONG MOST INFLUENTIAL CORPORATE AFRICAN-AMERICANS
Lawrence Milan, a Bluffton University trustee and 1973 Bluffton graduate, was named this spring among Savoy magazineís "Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America."
Milan is senior vice president of human resources for ING Americas, where he is responsible for HR consulting, talent management and acquisition, leadership and organizational development, and workforce diversity. His team serves INGís roughly 9,000 U.S. employees and the companyís executive leadership teams throughout North and South America.
Previously vice president of customer service centers for ING U.S., he joined the company in 2000 upon its acquisition of Aetna Financial Services. He has also held positions at Pitney Bowes and in higher education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the State University of New York at Oswego.
The Bloomfield, Conn., resident is active in the philanthropic and not-for-profit communities as well. His other memberships include the Global Human Resources Planning Society board of directors and the Urban League of Connecticut advisory board.
Milan holds a bachelorís degree in English and physical education and health from Bluffton, where he was a member of the football team and a residence hall advisor. He also earned a masterís degree in higher education administration and personnel management/labor relations from Michigan State University.
An African-American culture magazine, Savoy named its "Top 100" with influence within communities, as well as companies, in mind. More than 500 prospective candidates were prescreened by a selection committee, then narrowed to 100 based upon exemplary records of accomplishment and helping better their communities while inspiring others.
Bluffton public relations, 7/19/10