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.
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.

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.
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July Survey Finds CEO Optimism On Economy Nearing Pre-Crisis Levels

Chief Executive’s July survey of 326 U.S. CEOs shows an increase in optimism about the 2021 economy. But the November election may be the monkey wrench.
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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.