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UA Executive of the Year

Established in 1983 by the Eller College of Management National Board of Advisors, The University of Arizona Executive of the Year Award honors individuals who exemplify executive qualities in private enterprise and public service.

Previous Award Recipients

2013
Laurence M. Baer

President and CEO, San Francisco Giants

2012
Robert M. Gates

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

2011
Howard Schultz

Starbucks Coffee Company

2010
Robert J. Keegan

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

2009
Donald R. Keough

Allen & Company, Inc.

2008
F. Warren Hellman

Hellman & Friedman LLC

2007
John W. Rowe

Exelon Corporation

2006
James E. Press

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.

2005
Ann Fudge

Young & Rubicam Brands

2004
L. Ben Lytle

Anthem, Inc.

2003
Jamie Dimon

Bank One

2002
Philip F. Anschutz

The Anschutz Corporation

2001
Robert A. Eckert

Mattel, Inc.

2000
Richard M. Kovacevich

Wells Fargo & Company

1999
Jerry Colangelo

Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns

1998
Herb Kelleher

Southwest Airlines

1997
Peter H. Coors

Coors Brewing Company

1996
Richard M. Rosenberg

Bank America Corporation

1995
C. Michael Armstrong

Hughes Electronics Corporation

1994
Robert W. Galvin

Motorola, Inc.

1993
Andrew S. Grove

Intel Corporation

1992
Michael R. Quinlan

McDonald's Corporation

1991
Richard M. DeVos

Amway Corporation

1990
Roberto C. Goizueta

The Coca-Cola Company

1989
R.E. "Ted" Turner

Turner Broadcasting Company

1998
G. Robert "Bull" Durham

Phelps Dodge Corporation

1987
Trammell Crow

Trammell Crow Company

1986
Roger B. Smith

General Motors Corporation

1985
Tom Johnson

The Los Angeles Times

1984
J. Peter Grace

W.R. Grace & Co.

1983
Donald Rumsfeld

G.D. Searle & Co.

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