Category: CEO in Action

Todd Mohr – Aerotek

Todd Mohr President, Aerotek Headquarters: Hanover, Maryland Education: University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business First Job: Selling dictation equipment for Pitney Bowes What I’m Reading: Fall of Giants by Ken Follett Best Advice: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. “Leaders deliver honest, real-time coaching and feedback, and recognize that… Read the full article

Deborah Gillis – Catalyst

Deborah Gillis President and CEO, Catalyst Headquarters: New York, New York Education: Master of Arts, York University, Toronto, Canada First Job: Policy Analyst, Government of Ontario What I’m Reading: Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann; and The Innovators by Walter Isaacson Best Advice: Make time to nurture your relationships at work and at… Read the full article

Stephen R. Howe Jr. – EY

Stephen R. Howe, Jr. Americas Managing Partner & Managing Partner of the US firm EY Headquarters: New York, New York Education: NYU–Leonard N. Stern School of Business, MBA, finance; Colgate University, BA, mathematical economics First Job: bus boy & golf maintenance staff What I’m Reading: The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett Best Advice:… Read the full article

Patrick C. Dunican Jr. – Gibbons P.C.

Patrick C. Dunican Jr. Chairman & Managing Director Gibbons P.C. Headquarters: Newark, New Jersey Education: Seton Hall University Law School, JD cum laude, Iona College, BA First Job: paper boy What I’m Reading: Wall Street Journal, New York Times; NJBIZ; and industry news Best Advice: The brilliant and hardworking lawyers of Gibbons P.C. teach me… Read the full article

John Veihmeyer – KPMG

John Veihmeyer Chairman, KPMG International; Chairman and CEO, KPMG U.S.,KPMG LLP Headquarters: New York, New York Education: University of Notre Dame, BBA, Accounting First Job: Working in a warehouse, handling shipments and inventory What I’m Reading: The Corporate Athlete by Jack Groppel Best Advice: Don’t try to orchestrate every step of your career path. Just… Read the full article

Anthony S. Kendall – Mitchell and Titus LLP

Anthony S. Kendall Chairman and CEO, Mitchell & Titus, LLP Headquarters: New York, New York Education: Binghamton University, MBA, BS; Harvard Business School, Owner/President Management Program First Job: Arthur Andersen What I’m Reading: Everybody Paddles by Charles Archer Best Advice: Question yourself often, but believe in yourself always. “Diversity—in particular, diversity of thought fueled by… Read the full article

Peter P. Bevacqua – The PGA of America

Peter P. Bevacqua CEO, The PGA of America Headquarters: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Education: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D cum laude; University of Notre Dame, BA, English magna cum laude First Job: caddie, Bedford Golf & Tennis Club What I’m Reading: The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism… Read the full article

Steve Angel – Praxair

Steve Angel Chairman, President and CEO, Praxair Headquarters: Danbury, Connecticut Education: North Carolina State University, BS, civil engineering; Loyola College, Baltimore, MBA First Job: brick mason’s helper What I’m Reading: Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard Best Advice: Exceed expectations. “Effective leaders insist on diversity and… Read the full article

Ronald M. De Feo – Terex

Ronald M. De Feo Chairman and CEO, Terex Corporation Headquarters: Westport, Connecticut Education: Iona College, BA, Economics & Philosophy; honorary Doctorate First Job: newspaper boy What I’m Reading: Full Force and Effect by Tom Clancy & Mark Greaney Best Advice: Sloppy work is sloppy thinking. Pay attention to the details. “Our drive to increase the… Read the full article

Brian A. Gallagher – United Way Worldwide

Brian A. Gallagher President and CEO, United Way Worldwide “In today’s integrated global economy, we’re all connected like never before. The very definition of “community” has been rewritten by people coming together through shared interests—in local communities, across nations, online, and around the globe. To say our communities are increasingly diverse is an understatement.” Understanding… Read the full article