Mellody Hobson serves as the president of one of the country’s largest African-American owned capital investment companies, Ariel Investments, LLC. She oversees the Chicago-based firm’s management and strategic planning for $4.9 billion in assets. She also serves as an on-air financial advisor for ABC’s Good Morning America.Vision 2020 recognized her at its second Annual Congress in Chicago, Vision 2020 recognized Hobson and Ariel’s Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer John W. Rogers, Jr as an example of shared leadership. She formerly held positions as the director of Starbucks, DreamWorks, Estee Lauder and Groupon. In 2004, she was named the Wall Street Journal’s “Women to Watch” in the corporate world and Time magazine’s 25 most influential people in business. Hobson exemplifies Vision 2020’s goal to promote more women in senior leadership positions as she continues to be recognized for her influential position in the investment field.