In July, more than 200 business leaders gathered at the ICE NYSE to honor Randall Stephenson, who was recognized by a selection committee of his CEO peers for demonstrating exemplary vision, business acumen and success in delivering sustained performance.
During David Novak's 15-year run as CEO of Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum! Brands, he gained a reputation for using unlikely accolades—rubber chickens and chattering teeth—to galvanize employees.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has delivered a rare and passionate address about race relations to the telecom giant's employees, calling on them to more openly discuss tensions he said were "ripping apart the very fabric of our communities."
Chief Executive's Selection Committee members offer commentary on why they chose Randall Stephenson.
The twin forces of advanced high-speed wireless networks and the emergence of sensors in use everywhere (Internet of Things) have not only transformed the nation’s first communications company (Ma Bell, now AT&T), but will change every other industry along with it.
The judges of the 2015 CEO of the Year were Disney CEO Bob Iger, Frontier Executive Chair Maggie Wilderotter, Dan Glaser, President and CEO of Marsh and McLennan, Tamara Lundgren, President and CEO of Schnitzer Steel, Tom Quinlan, President and CEO of RR Donnelly, Christine Jacobs, former CEO of Theragenics, Robert Nardelli, CEO of XLR-8, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, President and CEO of the Leadership Institute at the Yale School of Management, Fred Hassan, Chairman of Zx Pharma and Partner and Managing Director, Healthcare, at Warburg Pincus, and Mark Weinberger, Chairmand and CEO, EY.