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Most Admired CEO

Most Admired CEO

CEOs have faced unprecedented and ever-evolving challenges amid the pandemic, so the Houston Business Journal is proud to present the honorees for our fourth-annual Most Admired CEO Awards.

In selecting our CEO honorees, a panel of judges looked for characteristics such as contribution to company success, civic involvement, career achievement and more. Our Most Admired CEO honorees are divided into for-profit and nonprofit categories. The honorees represent several of Houston’s prominent industries, with CEOs from health care systems, law firms, real estate firms, arts organizations and more — even a bakery/cafe.

Click through the slideshow to see all of the 2020 Most Admired CEO Awards honorees.

The judges selected 30 leaders of for-profit companies and 20 nonprofit leaders for this year’s award. The 50 honorees will be recognized in a special section of HBJ’s Aug. 20 weekly edition and at a virtual event via a live stage on Aug. 19 from 2-3 p.m.
Click here to register for the event.

The event will also celebrate the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Darryl Montgomery, who recently retired from his role as Wells Fargo & Co.’s region bank president for Houston South. Click here to read more about him.

This year’s judges were Johanna Chryssikos, CEO of Artemis Partners; Paul Gor, director of the Asian Chamber of Commerce Houston; Carol Guess, interim president of the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce; Dan Snare, retired (former CEO of American Leadership Forum); and Laura Ward, president and CEO of Houston’s Children’s Charity.


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