CHICAGO - Nov. 10, 2017 - USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, is pleased to announce that Srinivas Veeramasuneni, vice president, Corporate Innovation Center, was honored as a 2017 Chicago Business Leader of Color by Chicago United. Veeramasuneni was recognized due to his focus on innovation, leadership, and ability to drive organizational change.
'We are incredibly proud to have Dr. Vas recognized by Chicago United as a leader and innovator in the Chicago business community,' said Gina Max, USG Corporation's senior director of talent management and diversity. 'Diversity is a critical core value at USG and we know it is essential to advancing our workplace, strengthening our communities, and encouraging the next generational of leaders.'
The Chicago United Business Leaders of Color are recognized as individuals who have combined vision with the ability to execute on strategies in the face of complex global economies. Veeramasuneni was recognized at the Bridge Awards Dinner on Nov. 9, and is featured in the newest Business Leaders of Color publication, which highlights corporate and civic leaders who currently serve, or are ready to contribute, as board directors for Fortune 1,000 companies.
'Chicago United is proud to have showcased 320 board-ready candidates biennially between 2003 and 2015,' said Gloria Castillo, president and CEO of Chicago United. 'During this time, these men and women have rendered service in more than 215 corporate directorships. It is a remarkable record and we anticipate many of the 2017 BLC will join the ranks of their predecessors.'
About USG Corporation
USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its United States Gypsum Company and USG Interiors, LLC subsidiaries and its international subsidiaries, including its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit www.usg.com