CEO of the Year

Marriott’s Arne Sorenson: 2019 CEO of the Year

Megadeals! Hacks! Strikes! Protests! Airbnb! In a very crazy time for Marriott International, CEO Arne Sorenson excels by focusing on his people—and sticking to his principles.

Bank of America’s Brian T. Moynihan Named Chief Executive Magazine’s 2020 CEO Of The...

Honored by his peer CEOs for his long-term corporate leadership and his stewardship of the global financial system in a time of crisis; Moynihan joins list of legendary executives including Gates, Welsh, Dell, Mulcahy, Bossidy and others.

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson On Navigating Complexity and Learning From Bill Marriott

At a gala dinner at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York on July 25, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson was honored as our 2019 Chief Executive of the Year.
Marillyn Hewson at the 2018 CEO of the Year Event, at the United Nations in New York City. Photo credit: Ben Hider

Hewson: We Need Leaders To Meet Today’s Daunting Challenges

On July 30, 2018, Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson spoke at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room, accepting the honor as the 2018 CEO of the Year. Here is an execrpt from her speech.
Marillyn Hewson

Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson: 2018 CEO Of The Year

Passionate, poised and relentlessly methodical, Lockheed Martin’s Marillyn Hewson has proved to be the right leader for risky times. And now she’s Chief Executive’s 2018 CEO of the Year.

The Gala CEO of the Year Event

The CEO of the Year Gala is a unique event in American business. Peer CEOs gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the winner, as...

About the Award

Judging and selection of a winner is done by a Judging Committee of distinguished peer CEOs in a meeting held in March at the New York Stock Exchange.

Charles Knight’s Legacy Lives on at Emerson

The recent passing of Charles (Chuck) Knight (on Sept. 12) marks another end to a style of leader businesses will not likely see again for some time.

Degree of Difficulty: CEO Of The Year Criteria Explained

There is no such thing as an easy CEO job. However, there’s also no denying that some captains are hit with far more headwinds than others during their leadership tenures.

Reputation/Beacon of Excellence/Community: One of 11 CEO Leadership Qualities

Every serious contender for CEO of the Year has a stellar track record across every aspect of leading a business.
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