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Celebrating the 2016 CEO of the Year: AT&T’s Randall Stephenson

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.

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Why Randall Stephenson?

Chief Executive's Selection Committee members offer commentary on why they chose Randall Stephenson.

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How Randall Stephenson Took AT&T into the Future of Digital

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.

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CEO of the Year: Boeing’s Jim McNerney is the “Portable Performer”


As complex organizations go, there are few companies with as many moving parts as Boeing, which JIM McNERNEY has transformed since he became CEO in July 2005. McNerney also successfully overcame challenges at 3M and GE to become one of the U.S.’s most respected business leaders. After dealing with the air-pocket concerning the Dreamliner, he has been on a smooth flight path for the world’s biggest producer of aircraft and the nation’s largest exporter.

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Why Chief Executive’s Judges Chose Jim McNerney as 2015 CEO of the Year


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.

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