Bill Gracey President & CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Headquarters: Chattanooga, Tennessee Education: BA psychology, University of Texas at Austin; MS healthcare administration, Trinity University First Job: Mental health worker What I’m Reading: Be Love Now by Ram Dass and The Confession by John Grisham Best Advice: We are... Read more
Randall Stephenson – AT&T
Randall Stephenson Chairman & CEO, AT&T Inc. Headquarters: Dallas, Texas Education: University of Oklahoma First Job: Mounting tapes on the drives of a computer mainframe for Southwestern Bell What I’m Reading: Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath Best Advice: To be successful, surround yourself only with people who are smarter... Read more
Larry Hausner – American Diabetes Association
Larry Hausner CEO, American Diabetes Association Headquarters: Alexandria, Virginia Education: MBA, University of Rhode Island First Job: Sales representative for Skil power tools What I’m Reading: Identical by Scott Turow Best Advice: Never take yourself too seriously. Responding to the needs of the underserved I take pride in knowing... Read more
Robert Sanchez – Ryder
Robert Sanchez Chairman and CEO, Ryder Headquarters: Miami, FL Education: MBA, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Miami First Job: Clerk at Carvel Ice Cream What I’m Reading: The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg Best Advice: Be trustworthy and people will... Read more
Gordon M. Nixon – RBC (Royal Bank of Canada)
Gordon M. Nixon President & CEO, RBC Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario Website: www.rbc.com Primary Business: Financial services Revenues: $29.7 billion Employees: 90,000 Establishing Diversity Leadership Council Accomplishment I am often asked why diversity matters to me. Simply put, it’s both the right thing to do and the smart thing to... Read more
Deborah Newman – Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Deborah Newman Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario Website: www.tcu.gov.on.ca Primary Business: Government Employees: 1,229 We Are The Change We Seek I am proud to lead the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) and, more broadly, to be a Deputy Minister in... Read more
Jim Murren – MGM Resorts International
Jim Murren Chairman & CEO, MGM Resorts International Headquarters: Las Vegas, Nevada Website: www.mgmresorts.com Primary Business: Entertainment and hospitality Revenues: $7.9 billion Employees: 62,000 First in Industry to Adopt Formal Diversity Policy When I became chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International in 2008, I committed myself to do... Read more
Julia Middleton – Common Purpose Charitable Trust
Julia Middleton CEO, Common Purpose Charitable Trust Headquarters: London, United Kingdom Website: www.commonpurpose.org Primary Business: Leadership development Revenues: £6 million Employees: 70 Diversity Never Done at Common Purpose In every society, there is an invisible, vital “space.” It lies between the individual and the state, between the immediate responsibilities... Read more
Liam E. McGee – The Hartford
Liam E. McGee Chairman, President & CEO, The Hartford Headquarters: Hartford, Connecticut Website: www.thehartford.com Primary Business: Insurance Revenues: $26.4 billion Employees: 20,000 Creating Jobs by Unleashing Small Businesses When I was a boy, my parents and I moved from Ireland to southern California, where I was brought up to... Read more
Bill McFarland – PwC Canada
Bill McFarland CEO, PwC Canada Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario Website: www.pwc.com/ca Primary Business: Assurance, tax and advisory services Revenues: C$1,202.2 million Employees: 6,105 Embedding Diversity in All Business Making a difference to the success of our clients, people, and communities starts with an ability to see and relate to different... Read more