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Actionable Business Intelligence for CEOs

In addition to the proprietary research used for Chief Executive magazine editorial features, including the CEO Confidence Index, annual rankings of the Best & Worst States for Business and the CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies, we conduct survey-based research throughout the year to gather firsthand accounts from CEOs on top-of-mind issues.


CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies

With data collected from thousands of U.S. companies, the CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies showcases more than 140,000 data points – including values by industry, ownership type and company size. The report will help you to structure the right combination of salary, bonus, benefits, perks and equity incentives to attract top talent and retain the talent you have. The report provides information (both real dollar values and percentage of total compensation) on base salary, bonus and equity rewards, benefits and perquisites.

How to Succeed at AI Strategy and Implementation

Chief Executive Group and Cherry Bekaert convened a roundtable discussion of a dozen CEOs in Nashville in November 2023. The roundtable participants represented a range of industries, from consulting and professional services to software, and more. They talked through their expectations, experiences and challenges with AI. The following report describes the methodology for creating an effective AI strategy and provides examples of successful practical applications of AI.

Future Proofing Your Workforce

To address the mammoth challenges of post-pandemic turnover and a talent pipeline shortage, healthcare leaders need a new approach to workforce planning that considers talent needs both in the short-term as well as over the next five to 10 years. At a recent roundtable co-sponsored by Chief Executive and Pearl Meyer, industry
executives discussed the best way to develop that strategy.

Competing on Compensation as a Private Company

Compared with their public company peers, private company CEOs enjoy far greater flexibility in executive compensation program design. At the same time, freedom from restrictive regulations and disclosure requirements comes with a flip side: lack of access to the power of publicly traded equity-based pay as a recruitment and retention tool.

Innovating for a World in Transition

In a period of unprecedented change, CEOs share outlooks for the future and strategies for positioning their companies to thrive. Geopolitical instability, supply chain disruption, cyber incidents, climate change, resource exhaustion and new ways of working are among the myriad threats pressuring today’s business leaders to adapt and evolve in ways and at a pace never imagined. 



Strategic Planning Workshop

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:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


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.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

New York, NY: ​​​Chief Executive's Corporate Citizenship Awards 2017

Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

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.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

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.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.