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Events

2013 Distinguished Performance Awards Dinner

CED hosted its 2013 Distinguished Performance Awards Dinner on November 20, 2013 in New York City, New York.

The Distinguished Performance Awards Dinner recognizes business leaders who have answered this call for leadership in their companies and the communities in which they operate.

In 2013, we were pleased to once again recognize an outstanding group of companies and individuals.

Thanks to our 83 sponsors, 450 guests and of course, our six honorees, who made the night so very special.

We look forward to seeing you next year.

For sponsorship questions, please contact Mindy Berry, mberry@ced.org

2013 Award Recipients

Joseph E. Kasputys

Joseph E. Kasputys
CEO
Economic Ventures
CED Leadership Award
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Introduced by: Daniel Rose
Chairman
Rose Associates

Edward B. Rust, Jr.

Edward B. Rust, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
State Farm Insurance Companies
Owen B. Butler Education Excellence Award
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Introduced by: Harold McGraw III
CEO
S&P Global

Daniel F. Akerson

Daniel F. Akerson
Chairman and CEO
General Motors Company
Leadership in Diversity Award
View Acceptance Speech

Introduced by: Kathryn Marinello
President, CEO, and Member of the Board
Hertz Corp.

Kendall J. Powell

Kendall J. Powell
Chairman and CEO
General Mills
Corporate Citizenship Award
View Acceptance Speech

Introduced by: Heidi Miller
President
JP Morgan (ret.)

Kenneth C. Frazier

Kenneth C. Frazier
President and CEO
Merck & Co., Inc.
Excellence in Public Policy Award
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Introduced by: Raymond V. Gilmartin
President and Chairman
Merck & Co.

Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Starbucks
Peter G. Peterson Business Statesmanship Award
View Acceptance Speech

Introduced by: Bill Bradley
Former Senator