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Chief Executive magazine (published since 1977) is the definitive source that CEOs turn to for insight and ideas that help increase their effectiveness and grow their business. Chief Executive Group also produces e-newsletters and online content at and manages Chief Executive Network and other executive peer groups, as well as conferences and roundtables that enable top corporate officers to discuss key subjects and share their experiences within a community of peers. Chief Executive facilitates the annual “CEO of the Year,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of peers, and is known throughout the U.S. and elsewhere for its annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business. Visit for more information.

Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson Is Chief Executive’s 2018 CEO Of The...

Honored by peer CEOs for her exemplary leadership inside and outside the company; Joins celebrated list of legendary executives including Gates, Welch, Dell, Mulcahy, Bossidy and others; Gala dinner at UN in July.

A CEO’s Hidden Differentiator: How Human Equity Drives Financial Performance

In a hyper-competitive world, it’s harder than ever to attract, retain, and engage top talent. As CEO, you face this reality every day. How do you compete? How do you stay ahead of the pack? The answer is your people. Highly engaged employees are more productive and drive more value throughout your organization. If this is the case, why do so many CEOs have a “set it and forget it” mentality when it comes to their workforce?

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • Why your employees are your key differentiator
  • Actionable steps you can take to create a human capital strategy that attracts and retains top talent and assures your company stands out from the competition
  • As CEO, your critical role in driving an engaging employee experience that maximizes the productivity of your organization’s human capital resources
  • How effective workforce management tools can match employee needs with organizational benefits
  • How to create curious and engaged employees who make better decisions, faster
  • How to measure the financial impact of your human capital investments
Click here to view this complimentary webinar.

The Evolving Cyber Threat Landscape: Addressing Your Real Adversaries

Cyber threats continue to increase in scale and sophistication at an extraordinary rate.The ever expanding and evolving threat landscape requires CEOs and board members to change the game and take a new approach to effectively defend the organizations they lead against these cyber adversaries.

Getting Succession Right

Most companies and leaders have a contingency CEO succession plan in place in case of emergency. But when a CEO starts to think seriously about retiring, it’s time to also get serious about planning for a replacement. In order to create an effective succession plan, your company must have the tools to identify, assess and develop leadership talent.

Succession planning was the focus of a recent roundtable discussion where CEOs and HR executives discussed how assessments and data can be used to identify and cultivate the knowledge, experience, competencies and personal attributes necessary for potential leaders. In this free white paper, get the key insights from that roundtable and learn how to effectively evaluate candidates by creating a success profile, test drive your top contenders, and avoid the pitfalls that can derail a smooth succession.

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce and former Homeland Security Sec....

STAMFORD, CT, February 26, 2018 — Chief Executive Group, publisher of Corporate Board Member and Chief Executive, announced today that Rob Joyce, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator and Acting Deputy of U.S. Homeland Security, and Hon. Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will be the keynote speakers at their upcoming Cyber Risk Forum this April 16 in San Francisco. Held alongside RSA® Conference, the leading international gathering for cyber security thought leaders, with sponsors Grant Thornton, BitSight Technologies, Darktrace and Willis Towers Watson, the program is exclusively for CEOs and board members to understand, devise and implement enterprise-wide cybersecurity strategies. “CEOs and boards know cybersecurity is among the most important issues now facing every business, a legal, bottom-line and reputational risk that can not just be relegated to the IT department,” said Marshall Cooper, CEO, The Chief Executive Group. “With a lineup of experienced leaders led by Mr. Joyce and Mr. Chertoff, we’ve assembled a remarkable agenda that will help CEOs and directors ask the right questions and navigate the threats around the corner.” Other speakers include Dawn Cappelli, VP, Global Security & Chief Information Security Officer, Rockwell Automation; Anthony Dagostino, Head of Global Cyber Risk, Willis Towers Watson; John Pearce, Principal in Risk Advisory Services, Grant Thornton; Stephen Boyer, CTO, BitSight Technologies; Jim Pflagling, Board Member, SailPoint; James Routh, Chief Security Officer, Aetna; and John Scimone, SVP & Chief Security Officer, Dell. Attendees will participate in an interactive, industry-focused cyber security simulation to gain a better understanding of the potential impacts of a cyber event across various elements of their business. Additional topics include creating a cyber-savvy culture and assessing the security of your largest business partners. For more information, go to: Or Contact: Simone Bunsen 615-592-1591   About Rob Joyce Mr. Rob Joyce is the Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator and acting Deputy Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to the President at the White House. Rob leads the development of national and international cybersecurity strategy and policy for the United States and oversees implementation of those policies; in this capacity, he ensures that the Federal Government is effectively partnering with the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, other branches and levels of government, and other nations. Before to coming to the White House, Rob served at the NSA for over 27 years, holding various leadership positions within both focus areas of NSA: the Information Assurance and Signals Intelligence missions. From 2013 to 2017, Rob served as the Chief of Tailored Access Operations (TAO), the NSA’s mission element that provided tools and expertise in computer network exploitation to deliver foreign intelligence. Prior to becoming the Chief of TAO, Rob served as the Deputy Director of the Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) at NSA, where he led efforts to harden, protect and defend the Nation’s most critical National Security systems and improve cybersecurity for the nation. He was elevated to the Senior Executive Service in 2001. Mr. Joyce began his career as an engineer and is a technologist at heart. He received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University in 1989 and earned a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in 1993. Throughout his career with NSA, he has been the recipient of two Presidential Rank Awards, one meritorious and one at the distinguished level. About Michael Chertoff Michael Chertoff is co-founder and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group. As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Chertoff led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans if they were already in the country. He als transformed FEMA into an effective organization following Hurricane Katrina. His greatest successes have earned few headlines - because the important news is what didn’t happen. At The Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff provided high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to preparedness, response and recovery. Before heading up the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism - including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Mr. Chertoff is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College (1975) and Harvard Law School (1978). From 1979-1980, he served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice William Brennan, Jr. In addition to his role at The Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff is also senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group. Mr. Chertoff is chairman of the board for BAE Systems, and is an advisory board member for Adobe, vArmour and Accenture. About RSA Conference In the digital world in which we now live, information is a very highly valued commodity. Safeguarding that information, therefore, has become a top priority. RSA Conference’s mission is to connect you with the people and insights that will empower you to stay ahead of cyberthreats. We do this through our events in the US, the EMEA region and the Asia-Pacific region and through our digital outreach. However you access our community, RSA Conference is your best resource for exchanging ideas, learning the latest trends and finding the answers you are looking for. About Chief Executive Group Chief Executive Group, the leading community for business leaders worldwide, publishes Chief Executive magazine (since 1977),, Corporate Board Member magazine and, as well as conferences and roundtables that enable CEOs to discuss key subjects and share their experiences with their peers. The Group also runs the Chief Executive Network, the leading CEO membership organization arranged by industry, and facilitates the annual “CEO of the Year,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of peers. Visit and for more information.  

Free White Paper: Shaping the Employment Deal

The economy keeps heating up, and so is the war for talent. In today’s competitive environment, great people have a tremendous range of choice, and candidates have a great deal of power in the hiring process.

Directors From Time Warner, Johnson & Johnson, Wendy’s To Headline 2018...

Corporate Board Member today announced the agenda for its 14th Boardroom Summit April 23-25, 2018.


Cyber Risk Forum || Strategic Logistics Summit Smart Manufacturing Summit || Disruptive Tech Summit  Talent Summit ||Healthcare CEO Summit Leadership Conference ||


March 4, 2019 | San Francisco, CA In Partnership With the RSA Conference Cyber risk isn’t just about hacking anymore. It’s about seismic shifts in the regulatory landscape impacting every aspect of business data. Held in conjunction with RSA Conference’s annual cybersecurity event, this one-day program is specifically designed for CEOs and board members. An exclusive, intimate setting with a limited number of sponsors ensures targeted conversations to an engaged audience where cyber risk solutions are top of mind. REGISTER NOW


March 19-20, 2019 | Memphis, TN

Chief Executive will present a first-of-its kind strategic summit on logistics and supply chain management exclusively for high-level corporate leaders at the FedEx Experience Center. This intimate, interactive program will transform how CEOs think about this critical part of their operations.



May 14-15, 2019 | Dallas, TX
Co-hosted by Peterbilt, Chief Executive's 7th Annual Smart Manufacturing Summit will offer fresh thinking on the opportunities and challenges facing manufacturing CEOs, as well as provide the ideal environment to discuss best practices and trends in global markets, quality, supply chains, talent issues and more.


June 10-11, 2019 | Cambridge, MA
Tailor-made for busy CEOs, this focused, interactive 2-day masterclass is designed to get board members up to speed on how breakneck technology is impacting the way businesses operate. We’ll demystify technologies and show how the interrelationships between them impact their industry and business model, so boards can create a winning strategy.


September 23-25, 2019 | West Point, NY Chief Executive’s 5th CEO Talent Summit will bring together CEOs and leading thinkers in an interactive, intimate environment to discuss strategies for building high-performing organizations with a focus on human capital, talent development, retention and corporate culture. REGISTER NOW


October 21, 2019 | Cleveland, OH No industry on earth is changing faster, or more radically than Healthcare, and no group of CEOs is facing more leadership challenges. Chief Executive, in partnership with Cleveland Clinic, will bring together leaders from across every healthcare sector for a first-of-its kind, cross-industry congress custom built for busy, high-level corporate leaders REGISTER NOW


November 7-9, 2019 | Dallas, TX  Now in its 21st year, Chief Executive’s Leadership Conference is the one conference CEOs and other top executives rely on for guidance, tactics and strategies to help them accelerate revenue growth and profitability. REGISTER NOW
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CEO1000 Tracker

From the schools they went to to the types of companies they run, CEO1000 is tracking the trends among the CEOs of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies.


CEO Confidence Plunges On Tariff Fears In June

Amid announcements of new tariffs on China and, at the time of polling, Mexico, CEOs’ outlook for future business conditions plunged 6 percent from May to June, according to Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence.
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Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2019 Best & Worst States for Business.


CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.


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