2023 CEO of the Year Ed Bastian called it “an honor” and “a privilege” to lead an airline during one of the most difficult periods in the industry’s history.
Under Ed Bastian, Delta Air Lines—one of America’s most storied and vital enterprises—engineered a turnaround for the history books, a leadership performance worthy of the title CEO of the Year. But it wasn’t easy, and it isn’t over.
A 25-year Delta veteran, Bastian is credited with transforming the company during an era of unprecedented crisis and volatility in his industry.
The Salesforce founder changed the world by ushering in the cloud computing revolution more than two decades ago. His latest disruption may have an even bigger—and more enduring—impact. “We’re not coming back the way we were.”
Ken Frazier calls Benioff ‘a towering exemplar of what it means to be an innovative and forward-thinking leader.’
Since its inception in 1986, The Chief Executive of the Year has honored a who’s who of extraordinary American business leaders. Kenneth Frazier, Merck & Co., was selected by his peers to receive the 2021 Chief Executive of the Year award. Complete coverage.
Remarks by Ken Frazier, Chief Executive’s 2021 CEO of the Year, as prepared for delivery.
His transformational leadership inside—and outside—of Merck & Co. offers one of the most compelling arguments yet for an increasingly influential style of doing business: patiently, and for the greater good. “The important thing about leadership,” says Frazier, “is to be anchored around principle.”
Honored by peer CEOs for his long record of leadership and courage; Joins list of legendary executives including Gates, Moynihan, Dell, Mulcahy, Bossidy and others.
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process
Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:
Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns. They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning. Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process. This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented. If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form. The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.