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CEO Succession Practices in the Russell 3000 and S&P 500: 2021 Edition

June 2021 | Research Report

This annual report documents and analyzes succession events of CEOs of S&P 500® companies. In addition to updates on historical trends, each edition of this report features discussions of notable cases of CEO succession that took place in the calendar year prior to publication. Data is also analyzed by 11 GICS business sectors and 14 company size groups.



Matteo Tonello

Managing Director, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
The Conference Board


Jason D. Schloetzer

William and Karen Sonneborn Term Associate Professor of Business Administration
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business


Francine McKenna

Adjunct Professor, International Business
American University, Kogod School of Business



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