Senior VP, North American Co. Operations
Burger King Corp.
Power Move: With a strong operations and finance background, DeClouet, who began her career at British Petroleum, believes in a strategy she calls “the service-profit chain,” which focuses on increased profitability through effective leadership.
“If we take care of our people, they will do a much better job of taking care of our guests. And they will come back, which will result in higher sales and profits for us.”
In her current post for less than a year, DeClouet is responsible for all operations and the profitability of the company-owned restaurants in the United States and Canada.
H. JAMES DALLAS
Senior VP, Quality & Operations
Power Move: Dallas executes cross-business initiatives that maximize Medtronic’s global operating leverage. In his role as senior vice president and chief information officer, Dallas led the IT organization and developed and implemented information technology strategies on a global basis.
CAROL ANTHONY (JOHN) DAVIDSON
Senior VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Tyco International Ltd.
Power Move: Davidson is responsible for overseeing financial reporting, internal controls, and accounting policy across Tyco’s global operations. Davidson played a key leadership role by planning and executing the spin-off of Tyco’s healthcare and electronics businesses, which were completed in June 2007.
PRESTON A. DAVIS
President, Broadcast Operations & Engineering
Disney-ABC Television Group
Power Move: Davis’ department provides personnel and technical support for the Entertainment, News, and Sports divisions of ABC. Davis is overseeing ABC’s transition from analog to digital, including the recent launch of the network’s high-definition broadcasts.
WILLIE A. DEESE
Executive VP & President, Merck Manufacturing Division
Power Move: Deese is responsible for Merck’s manufacturing operations, global procurement, and operational excellence. He serves as a member of Merck’s Management Committee and has helped Merck dramatically reduce its cost of goods, materials, and services.
LORI DICKERSON Fouché
President, Commercial Insurance, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.
Power Move: Dickerson Fouché is responsible for the profit and growth of the business. She leads underwriting, product management, sales and marketing, finance, claims, and operations to provide a superior customer experience.
ROBERT L. DIXON
Senior VP & Global Chief Information Officer
Power Move: Dixon is responsible for directing the global IT and Enterprise Business Transformation organizations. He is at the helm of a major PepsiCo business transformation initiative and has positioned the organization to be the capability engine for PepsiCo.
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