Annual Dinner

Leadership in the Nation’s Interest Award

The Leadership in the Nation's Interest Award is presented annually to business leaders who lead their companies with the utmost integrity and purpose and champion public policies for the common good.

Award Recipients


Barbara M. Barrett

Barbara M. Barrett
April 2017
President and Chief Executive Officer
Triple Creek Guest Ranch
Leadership in the Nation’s Interest Award
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Introduced by: Ann McLaughlin Korologos
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor

David Cordani

David Cordani
November 2016
Chairman and CEO
Cigna Corporation
Leadership in the Nation’s Interest Award
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Introduced by: Kent Thiry
Chairman and CEO
DaVita

Richard J. Kramer

Richard J. Kramer
April 2016
Chairman, CEO & President
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Leadership in the Nation’s Interest Award
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Introduced by:
Christopher M. Connor
Executive Chairman
The Sherwin-Williams Company

Thomas C. Nelson

Thomas C. Nelson
April 2015
Chairman, President & CEO
National Gypsum Company
Leadership in the Nation’s Interest Award
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Introduced by: Daniel Fulton
Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Weyerhaeuser

Gregg Sherrill

Gregg Sherrill
October 2015
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Tenneco, Inc.
Leadership in the Nation’s Interest Award
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Introduced by: Nicholas Pinchuk
Chairman and CEO
Snap-on Incorporated

Daniel A. D’Aniello

Daniel A. D’Aniello
November 2014
Chairman and Co-Founder
The Carlyle Group
Leadership in the Nation’s Interest Award
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Introduced by: Patrick W. Gross
Chairman
The Lovell Group, Inc.

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