At the center of a community of CEOs, Chief Executive Group usually partners with best-in-class CEOs to produce interactive, insightful and intimate events that facilitate deep relationship-building. These events mix world-class CEOs with thought-provoking experts and select partners.  

Recent co-hosts and partners for Chief Executive events include:

  • P&G CEO David Taylor (on the issue of Talent)
  • Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich (on Smart Manufacturing)
  • Disney CEO Bob Iger (on Leadership)
  • Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly (on Talent)
  • Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris (on Digital Transformation)
  • IBM Watson CEO David Kenny (on Digital Transformation)
  • AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson (on Leadership)
  • Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg (on Smart Manufacturing)

Formats typically include a mix of interviews, panels, roundtables and meaningful networking opportunities.

Three former CEOs of the Year at the 2016 gala dinner: Disney CEO Bob Iger (2014); former Boeing CEO Jim McNerney (2016); and former P&G CEO A.G. Lafley (2006)

The CEO of the Year Award’s previous winners are the ultimate Who’s Who of American business and include, in addition to the three CEOs shown above, GE’s Jack Welch, Ford’s Alan Mulally, FedEx’s Fred Smith, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Intel’s Andy Grove, among others.

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.