CEO of the Year

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.

Honoring The 2017 CEO Of The Year: Henry Schein’s Stan Bergman

In July, business leaders gathered at the New York Stock Exchange to recognize Stanley Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, who was chosen as the 2017 CEO of the Year by a selection committee of his CEO peers.

“Don’t Leave People Behind,” Says CEO of the Year Stan Bergman

On July 18, 2017, Henry Schein CEO Stanley M. Bergman became Chief Executive’s 32nd CEO of the Year. Read an excerpt from his powerful acceptance speech here.

Henry Schein’s Stan Bergman Says Team Culture Eclipses Everything

Stanley M. Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., has been named “2017 CEO of the Year” by Chief Executive magazine, an honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by peer CEOs.

Why Stan Bergman?

Members of the CEO of the Year judging committee comment on why they felt Stan Bergman was the clear standout this year.

Employee Engagement: One of 11 CEO Leadership Qualities

It's no secret that the most important asset most companies have is their people. Whether a business is predicated on providing fabulous service, pursuing rigorous...

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

In July, 2016, 200+ business leaders gathered at the NYSE to honor Stephenson, recognized by a committee of his peers for demonstrating exemplary vision, business acumen and success in delivering sustained performance.

‘Tolerance is for Cowards’: AT&T CEO Calls on Better Race Relations in Rousing Speech

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."

Why Randall Stephenson?

Chief Executive's Selection Committee members offer commentary on why they chose Randall Stephenson.
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CEO1000

CEO1000 Tracker Full List

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.

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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Falls On Growing Trade War Worries

President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.
Our monthly review of CEO Confidence reveals that geopolitical concerns, like trade wars, are causing many business leaders are causing them to be pessimistic in an otherwise buoyant environment.
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BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2018 Best & Worst States for Business.

CEO OF THE YEAR

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.

EDITOR'S PICKS

President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

TrumpTrade: How Trump’s Trade Policies Divide CEOs

CEOs across the nation may be near-uniformly thrilled with the GOP tax cuts and regulatory rollback. President Trump’s trade policies are another story.

CEO Guidelines For Speaking Out On Controversial Issues

When it comes to successfully extolling your purpose or speaking out on politics, there’s a right way and a wrong way. Here are six guidelines to get you started.

It’s Time For The CEO To Own AI As A Strategic Imperative

To ensure companies achieve the full potential of AI – and to mitigate its potential risks – CEOs cannot relegate AI strategy to IT departments.

CEO Pay: It Has Little to Do With What the 200 Best-Paid CEOs Earn

The problem is that looking at CEO pay by looking through the lens of the top 200 best-paid CEOs tells you nothing about most CEO pay.