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Victoria’s Secret: Sharen Jester Turney (CEO)

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in 2016, Fashion & Apparel | 0 comments

Victoria’s Secret: Sharen Jester Turney (CEO)

Victoria’s Secret was left feeling a little naked this year as Sharen Jester Turney announced she will take off to spend more time with her family. With a family background in cattle ranching, Turney traded in the livestock and lasso for angels and lace, as she quickly climbed Victoria’s Secret’s corporate ladder and became CEO in 2006. By changing the whole outfit from a value-driven product line to luxury products brand, Turney remodeled Victoria’s Secret into the biggest intimate apparel company in the United States. Through the Victoria’s...

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Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant (Forward)

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Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant (Forward)

Four NBA Scoring Titles, an MVP award, NBA Rookie of the Year, two Olympic Gold Medals, and seven All-Star Team selections. Those are huge shoes to fill as Durant decided to silence the Thunder this past offseason to dig for gold with their rival Warriors. With Durant leading the way, OKC was a constant threat to compete for the NBA title, coming one win shy of advancing to the Finals in 2016. In the wake of his departure, it is hard to see how the Thunder will be able to fill that lanky yet forceful frame that provided almost 30 points, 8...

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Live With Kelly: Michael Strahan (Co-Host)

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Live With Kelly: Michael Strahan (Co-Host)

Strahan spent 15 years with the NY Giants football team before becoming a morning talk show host giant. Regis Philbin is not an easy role to replace but America instantly fell in love with Strahan. For the 6 years that Strahan spent chatting with Kelly Ripa, ratings climbed and viewership increased by an average of 268,000 daily viewers. During this time, he won two Daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Talk Show Host. So when Strahan blindsided Kelly by changing uniforms and joining Good Morning America, Kelly called foul. She also called out...

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Starbucks: Howard Schultz (CEO)

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Starbucks: Howard Schultz (CEO)

It’s hard to imagine a world in which there isn’t a Starbucks on every corner. Thanks to Howard Schultz, we don’t have to. After 20 years as the visionary brew master (and first joining in 1982), Schultz will step down as CEO of Starbucks to devote his time to “further a social impact agenda”. Schultz served as CEO from 1987 – 2000 and took a short coffee break before returning to the role in 2008 to bring Starbucks through the financial crisis. It may take you two venti cups of cappuccino to get through Schultz’s list of accomplishments,...

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Fox News: Gretchen Carlson (Host)

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Fox News: Gretchen Carlson (Host)

Gretchen Carlson, went from Miss America, to Fox News Host, to a widely-recognized symbol against workplace sexual harassment. After impressing the judges with her violin skills to win Miss America 1989, she started her career in newscasting with CBS in 2000. She joined Fox News as a Co-Host in 2006 where she often, and strongly, voiced what she believed. On July, 6th 2016, she announced that she would part ways with Fox News and filed a sexual harassment claim against the company Chairman, Roger Ailes. The hen house door was kicked open....

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U.S. Democratic Party: Harry Reid (Senator)

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in 2016, Government & Politics | 0 comments

U.S. Democratic Party: Harry Reid (Senator)

With his gentle demeanor and social justice warrior mindset, the Democratic Party had an effective voice in the Senate with Harry Reid. For five terms, Reid represented the state of Nevada and maintained consolidation among Democrats in the Senate as the Majority/Minority Whip. Early in his career, Reid contributed to transforming Las Vegas into a global destination and economic powerhouse, a sure bet to propel him up the national political ladder. Reid’s political ground game savvy allowed him to help Obama turn progressive’s policy...

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Visa: Charlie Scharf (CEO)

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in 2016, Finance & Insurance | 0 comments

Visa: Charlie Scharf (CEO)

After steering the ship for 4 years, Scharf steps down as CEO of the leading global payments company based in San Francisco to be closer to his family on the East Coast. During his tenure, Visa’s stock generated a total return including dividends of 144% versus 64% for the S&P 500. Scharf is also credited with transforming the company into a technology-driven digital commerce company, renovating Visa’s corporate culture to make the former bank-owned cooperative more efficient, and halting a long-running dispute with PayPal that will stop...

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Novartis: Christi Shaw (President and U.S. Country Head)

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in 2016, Healthcare & Social Assistance | 0 comments

Novartis: Christi Shaw (President and U.S. Country Head)

After 27 years of fighting cancer in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Christi Shaw has now cleared her schedule to help her sister’s battle at home. Sherry, Shaw’s sister and mother of two, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, also known as bone marrow cancer. Sherry has entered into a specialized clinical study that requires the patient to have a full-time care taker. Shaw didn’t think twice about prioritizing her sister’s health over her career. Considered one of the most powerful women in her field, Shaw led the Swiss...

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Red Sox: David Ortiz (Hitter/1st Basemen)

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Red Sox: David Ortiz (Hitter/1st Basemen)

1918! 1918! – Thanks in large part to David Ortiz, the curse was lifted in 2004, when Big Papi slugged the Red Sox to their first World Series championship in almost a century, and then tacked on two more in 2007 and 2013. Ortiz decided 2016 was going to be his last year tormenting the Yankees and the rest of the MLB. Perhaps the only other team that laments Big Papi’s move to the AL East in 2003 more than the Yankees are the Minnesota Twins, who released him. The intimidating left-handed slugger mashed an impressive 503 career home runs, but...

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The Huffington Post: Arianna Huffington (Co-Founder)

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The Huffington Post: Arianna Huffington (Co-Founder)

After gaining momentum in the media for her lively publications and outspoken political views, Arianna Huffington founded the Huffington Post in 2005. The Huffington Post quickly became one of the most popular liberal leaning online news sources in the United States. In 2011, AOL purchased the Huffington Post for $315 million dollars and made Arianna Huffington Editor-in-Chief. Forbes recognizes Arianna Huffington as the 12th Most Influential Woman in the Media and the 52nd Most Powerful Woman in the World. On August 11th, 2016, Arianna...

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2016 Honorable Mention

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in 2016, 2016 Honorable Mention | 0 comments

The European Union: Britain (Nation) On June 23rd, 2016, the people of Britain came to the consensus that the European Union was not their cup of tea. For the 52% of Brits who voted in favor of Brexit, the benefits of staying in the European Union did not seem to outweigh the economic and political costs. Those who voted to leave thought that the European Union was placing too many regulations on business, too many limitations on democracy, and too much leniency on immigration policies. As soon as the poll results were in, the value of the...

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