Annual Dinner

2015 Distinguished Performance Awards Dinner

The Distinguished Performance Awards Program recognizes business leaders who have answered the call for leadership in their companies and the communities in which they operate. History has shown that when business becomes significantly involved in helping to solve key economic problems, it can have a long-term positive effect on society. Highlighting the outstanding work of our Distinguished Performance Awardees offers the business community strong examples they can follow.

2015 Award Recipients


Peter G. Peterson

Peter G. Peterson
Founder and Chairman
Peter G. Peterson Foundation
CED Leadership Award
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Introduced by: Daniel Rose
Chairman
Rose Associates, Inc.

Denise Morrison

Denise Morrison
President and Chief Executive Officer
Campbell Soup Company
Corporate Citizenship Award
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Introduced by: Maggie Wilderotter
Executive Chairman
Frontier Communications

Glenn Hutchins

Glenn Hutchins
Co-Founder
Silver Lake
Owen B. Butler Education Excellence Award
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Introduced by: David Cote
Chairman and CEO
Honeywell

Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Co-CEO
Carlson Holdings
Former Chairman and CEO
Carlson
Leadership in Diversity Award
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Introduced by: Henrietta H. Fore
Chairman and CEO
Holsman International

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp
CEO
The LEGO Group
Global Leadership Award
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Introduced by: Jeffrey D. Dunn
President and CEO
Sesame Workshop

Presented by: Hanne Rasmussen
CEO
The LEGO Foundation

Inge G. Thulin

Inge G. Thulin
Chairman, President and CEO
3M
Peter G. Peterson Business Statesmanship Award
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Introduced by: W. James McNerney, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Boeing Company

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