The 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America

We identify the best and brightest leaders in business and industry

MONTE FORD
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer, American Airlines
AMR Corp.
Power Move: Ford has broad executive responsibility for AMR’s Information Technology Services, including Information Systems, Customer Technology, Decision Science, Operations Research, and Websites such as AA.com.

BENNIE FOWLER
Group VP, Global Quality
Ford Motor Co.
Power Move: Fowler is responsible for driving quality processes and discipline throughout the design and production. He is also responsible for new model launches in North America and ensuring alignment with product development. Fowler was instrumental in launching lean manufacturing initiatives.

KEN FRAZIER
Executive VP & President, Global Human Health
Merck
Power Move: Frazier oversees more than 30,000 employees and has direct responsibility for Merck’s marketing and sales worldwide. Under his leadership, Merck prepares, launches, and markets new products to maximize long-term potential.

LINDA GOODEN
Executive VP, Lockheed Martin
Information Systems & Global Services
Lockheed Martin
Power Move: Under Gooden’s leadership, IS&GS provides its federal customers with IT solutions, energy and homeland security support, business process services, and global peacekeeping.

KIM GOODMAN
Executive VP, Merchant Services, North America
American Express
Power Move: Goodman leads efforts to penetrate industries new to plastic acceptance and to enhance merchant satisfaction. She is responsible for merchant relationships in the U.S. and Canada.

MIRIAN M. GRADDICK-WEIR
Executive VP, Global Human Resources
Merck
Power Move: Graddick-Weir is responsible for global strategy, programs, and resources to support Merck’s human resources objectives, including the fostering of a high performance organization. Graddick-Weir has led the re-engineering of the HR function through the introduction of a new operating model.

GEORGE HAMILTON
President, Dow Coating Solutions
Dow Chemical
Power Move: Hamilton is responsible for the profit and loss, global business strategy, and organizational health of Dow Coating Solutions. He also leads the Dow Coatings leadership team.

MICHAEL HAMILTON
Senior VP, Equipment Solutions & Operational, AT&T Global Business Services
AT&T
Power Move: Hamilton is responsible for a portfolio of business equipment and services generating approximately $2 billion in revenues annually. His team is responsible for the engineering, pricing, and ordering of all equipment.

DARRYL B. HAZEL
Senior VP, Ford Motor Co. & President, Ford Customer Service Division
Ford Motor Co.
Power Move: Hazel is responsible for customer service, parts sales, and distribution and logistics in North America and for vehicle service and technical support operations. He was previously vice president of marketing at Ford and was responsible for Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury marketing.

BRIDGETTE HELLER
Global President, Baby Care
Johnson & Johnson
Power Move: Heller oversees Johnson & Johnson’s $2 billion baby business and the BabyCenter.com brand. Global growth has averaged more than 8% over the last two years. Heller’s team has launched new products and BabyCenter.com has expanded to more than 10 markets around the globe.

WAYNE M. HEWETT
VP, GE Supply Chain & Operations
General Electric
Power Move: Hewett leads the operations council and has held various leadership roles including president of GE Plastics Pacific and president and CEO of GE Toshiba Silicones. Hewett is a 22-year GE veteran and has received the chairman’s award for globalization.

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