The 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America

We identify the best and brightest leaders in business and industry

Y. MARC BELTON
Executive VP, Worldwide Health, Brand & New Business Development
General Mills
Power Move: Belton is responsible for global marketing functions and leads the company’s strategic health and wellness initiatives. He also oversees the company’s emerging new businesses.

TONY K. BROWN
Group VP, Global Purchasing
Ford Motor Co.
Power Move: Brown is responsible for more than $90 billion of production and nonproduction procurement for all seven Ford brands. In 2005, Brown initiated Ford’s Aligned Business Framework—long-term agreements with select suppliers to create a stronger, sustainable business model.

Glynis Bryan
Principal Financial
Officer & CFO
Insight Enterprises
Power Move: Insight Enterprises appointed Bryan as chief operating officer effective Dec. 17, 2007. Her duties include financial strategy, accounting, treasury, tax, and investor communications. Previously, she served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Swift Transportation Co.

URSULA M. BURNS
President
Xerox
Power Move: Burns oversees research, development, engineering, marketing, and manufacturing. She also manages Global Accounts, Information Management, Corporate Strategy, Human Resources and Ethics, and Marketing Operations. Burns created the broadest portfolio in Xerox’s history, launching more than 100 products in three years.

ERIC BUTLER
VP & General Manager, Industrial Products
Union Pacific
Power Move: Butler manages the Industrial Products Group, which includes commodities such as lumber, paper, steel, and aggregates, and yielded revenues of $3.2 billion in 2007. He oversaw the research that led to the partnership between Union Pacific and the American Wind Energy Association.

PAMELA CARTER
President, Cummins Distribution Unit
Cummins
Power Move: Carter leads one of the four major business units at Cummins. She is the first woman to assume this responsibility. When she was president of Cummins’ filtration business from 2005 to 2008, she was the only woman running such a business in that particular industry.

SAMUEL COMBS III
President, Oneok Distribution Cos.
ONEOK
Power Move: Combs oversees the operations of ONEOK’s three natural gas utilities—Oklahoma Natural Gas, Kansas Gas Service, and Texas Gas Service. He has held various engineering, marketing, and management positions, including president of Oklahoma Natural.

EDITH COOPER
Managing Director & Global Head, Human Capital Management
Goldman Sachs Group
Power Move: Cooper serves on the Goldman Sachs’ management and partnership committees. She also manages a division of more than 600 people globally.

VICTOR L. CRAWFORD
Senior VP, Worldwide Operations & System Transformation
The Pepsi Bottling Group
Power Move: Crawford oversees Pepsi Bottling Group’s market strategy, manufacturing and warehouse operations, global revenue management, and information technology. He has enabled the group to operate with more efficiency and environmental responsibility.

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