Linda R. Gooden
Systems & Global Services
Gooden, one of BE’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, oversees 54,000 professionals who operate in all 50 U.S. states and about 60 countries. As a whole, they provide integrated information technology solutions, systems, and services to support worldwide missions of civil, defense, intelligence, and other government customers. Gooden’s division generated $11.6 billion in sales in 2008.
In the position since 2007, Goodman, one of BE’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s relationships with American Express Card merchants in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.
Mirian M. Graddick-Weir
EVP, Human Resources
Merck & Co., Inc.
Graddick-Weir, one of BE’s 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, is responsible for all aspects of human resources for Merck’s 100,000 colleagues worldwide. She joined Merck in 2006 from AT&T, where she was executive vice president of human resources and employee communications since 2004.
Guy is the top executive for the SoftSheen-Carson division of L’Oreal USA, a leading beauty products company. In this capacity she oversees all aspects of the SoftSheen-Carson ethnic brand in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean. SoftSheen-Carson brands include Dark & Lovely and Magic Shave.
Carla A. Harris
With Morgan Stanley since 1987, Harris’ recent focus within the firm has been the strategic client group at MS Investment Management. In that role, the Wall Street veteran provides investment advice to corporations, public pension plans, foundations, and endowments. The company’s emerging managers’ platform is also under her leadership.