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2017 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.

List: Past CED Honorees & Awards Awards Dinner Program
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Awards Dinner Highlight Videos

2017 Award Recipients

Mark Bertolini
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Peter G. Peterson Business Statesmanship Award
About the Award and Recent Awardees


Introduced by
Roger Crandall
Chairman, President & CEO


Deanna M. Mulligan
President & CEO
Excellence in Public Policy Award
About the Award and Recent Awardees


Introduced by
Martha E. McGarry

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Ronald P. O’Hanley
President & CEO
State Street Global Advisors
Vice Chairman 
State Street Corporation 
CED Leadership Award
About the Award and Recent Awardees


Introduced by
James P. Gorman

Chairman and CEO
Morgan Stanley


Sandra Peterson
Group Worldwide Chairman
Johnson & Johnson
Corporate Citizenship Award
About the Award and Recent Awardees


Introduced by
Bob Carrigan

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dun & Bradstreet


Mike Petters
President and CEO
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Owen B. Butler Education Excellence Award
About the Award and Recent Awardees 


Introduced by
Victoria D. Harker

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Arne Sorenson
President & CEO
Marriott International
Leadership in Diversity Award
About the Award and Recent Awardees


Introduced by
Debra L. Lee

Chairman & CEO
BET Networks, a Viacom Company


The Pierre Hotel - Business Attire

Event Start Time
September 13, 2017, 7:00 PM

Event End Time
September 13, 2017, 9:00 PM


Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., TIAA

Edward Rust, State Farm Insurance Companies

Committee Members

George Barrett, Cardinal Health

Nomi Bergman, Advance Newhouse

James Brady, Grant Thornton

Beth Brooke-Marciniak, EY

Carl T. Camden, Kelly Services, Inc.

Greg Cappelli, Apollo Education Group, Inc.

Teresa Carlson, Amazon Web Services

Henrietta Fore, Holsman International

Pat Gross, The Lovell Group

Kathy Hannan, KPMG LLP

Jack Hockema, Kaiser Aluminum

Bob Kueppers, Deloitte LLP (Ret.)

Martha McGarry, Skadden Arps

Tom McInerney, Genworth Financial, Inc.

Pete Peterson, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corporation

Jane Stevenson, Korn Ferry

Betty Vandenbosch, Kaplan University

Ronald A. Williams, RW2 Enterprises, LLC