CEOs Who Care: Leadership Awards Given by Commit!Forum

I have just concluded panel moderating duties at the first Commit!Forum conference operated as a business unit of 3BL Media. At the MGM National Harbor resort in Washington D.C., I was privileged to interview some exemplary CEOs and later, to attend an awards ceremony that recognized their extraordinary leadership. The winners’ beyond-business-as-usual causes included tech innovation (Terracyle’s Tom Szaky), a renewable energy platform (Smithfields’ Ken Sullivan), medical research into burn treatment (Toronto Hydro’s Anthony Haines), making employee safety a number one priority (Republic Services’ Don Slager) and combating the opioid epidemic (Leidos’ Roger Krone). The variety of the CEOs’ missions was matched by the singularity of their motivation: a personal passion to do the right thing while directing a profitable business.

John Howell, Editorial Director