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CED Distinguished Leadership Awards Celebration

Commitment to Business Stewardship & Corporate Citizenship

OCTOBER 26, 2022

Commitment to Business Stewardship & Corporate Citizenship

For more than a quarter century, the CED Distinguished Leadership Awards have been honoring business leaders and their companies who exemplify CED’s mission by answering the call for corporate citizenship and demonstrating a strong commitment to public policy in the nation’s interests.

The CED Annual Distinguished Leadership Awards Celebration pays special tribute to business leaders and their companies who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in very challenging times and have helped our nation and the communities where they operate navigate the many challenges before us, including: defeating the pandemic, ensuring an economic recovery that provides equal opportunity for all Americans building a more civil and just society and upholding a rules-based international order.

The Awards Celebration commemorates the legacy of CED’s founders, America’s leading CEOs who, during WWII, heeded the call to public service to guide the transition from a wartime economy to a prosperous peacetime economy. Today, CED is fulfilling its mission by working to help ensure the nation recovers from the current crises with an economy that provides equal opportunity for all Americans.

View previous award winners


The 2022 CED Awards Dinner took place on October 26.

2022 Distinguished Leadership Honorees 


Albert Bourla, DVM, Ph.D.

Chairman and CEO
Pfizer Inc.



Introduced By:

James Quincey

Chairman and CEO
The Coca-Cola Company



Heyward Donigan

President & CEO
Rite Aid



Introduced By:

Robert E. Knowling, Jr.

Eagles Landing Partners



Dan Schulman

President and CEO


Introduced By:

Hans Vestberg

Chairman and CEO



Penny Pennington

Managing Partner
Edward Jones



Introduced By:

Indra K. Nooyi

Former Chairman and CEO


Chris Kempczinski

President and CEO
McDonald’s Corporation



Introduced By:

John W. Rogers, Jr.

Chairman & Co-CEO
Ariel Investments



Marc N. Casper

Chairman, President and CEO
Thermo Fisher Scientific



Introduced By:

James P. Gorman

Chairman and CEO
Morgan Stanley

Thank you to our 2022 Awards Sponsors



2022 CED Awards Committee


  • Tamara Lundgren
    Schnitzer Steel
  • Ravi Saligram
    Newell Brands
  • Julie Sweet


  • George Barrett
    Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Laura Berger
    Berdéo Group
  • Thierry Betbeze
    Dassault Falcon Jet
  • Byron Boston
    Dynex Capital, Inc.
  • Neri Bukspan
  • David Chun
    Equilar, Inc.
  • Gerard Colman
    Baptist Health
  • Lou Cornell
  • Ed Cox
    Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • Andrew Davies
  • Paul Decker
  • Neil de Crescenzo
    Change Healthcare
  • AnnaMaria DeSalva
    Hill + Knowlton
  • Jean-Claude Dubacher
    B. Braun of America Inc.
  • Richard Edelman
  • Howard Fluhr
    The Segal Group
  • Charlie Freni
    Central Hudson
  • Holly Gagnon
    Seneca Gaming Corp
  • Peter Hahn
    University of Michigan Health - West
  • Kathy Hopinkah Hannan
    retired Managing Partner with KPMG
  • Diane Hansen
    Palomar Health
  • Anthony Harrington
    Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Pres Kabacoff
    HRI Properties
  • Laura Karet
    Giant Eagle, Inc.
  • Joe Kasputys
    Economic Ventures
  • Seth Kaufman
    MoËt Hennessy
  • Mike Keegan
    Transaction Network Services
  • Jo Kirchner
    Primrose Schools
  • Jeff Kramer
    SWM International
  • Reece Kurtenbach
  • Judy Marks
    Otis Elevator Company
  • Tom McInerney
    Genworth Financial, Inc
  • Pat McKay
    Templeton & Co
  • Paul Minton
    California Eastern Laboratories
  • Joel Myers
  • Camille Olson
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Debra Perry
    Korn Ferry
  • Gregg Petersmeyer
    LightWeaver LLC
  • Michael Peterson
    Peter G. Peterson Foundation
  • Mike Petters
    Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
  • Scott Pulsipher
    Western Governors University
  • Paul Reitz
    Titan International
  • Nathan Rosenberg
  • Ed Rust
    State Farm Insurance Companies
  • David Scorey
    Keolis North America
  • Jane Sherburne
    Sherburne PLLC
  • Jane Stevenson
    Korn Ferry
  • John Thomas
    Physicians Realty Trust
  • Larry Thompson
    Finch McCranie LLP
  • Roel Vestjens
    Belden, Inc
  • Paul Viviano
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Jeff von Deylen
  • Gerald Walker
    ING Americas
  • CJ Warner
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc
  • Ron Williams
    RW2 Enterprises, LLC
  • Scott Wine
    CNH Industrial
  • Jacob Worenklein
    US Grid Company
  • Chris Wright
    ZS Associates
  • Hal Yoh
    Day & Zimmermann
  • Davy Young
    Oxford Analytica

CED Distinguished Leadership Awards Celebration

Commitment to Business Stewardship & Corporate Citizenship