Article Originally Published on Charlotte Business Journal, click here to read the original by Jen Wilson
The ever-growing Charlotte region is home to an increasing number of businesses, large and small, that span a variety of industries. Each is led by a chief executive who navigates challenges — both specific to their company’s particular sector and more general issues that apply across the board — and shares successes with their teams.
The Charlotte Business Journal‘s Most Admired CEO Awards program, now in its third year, turns a spotlight on these local leaders.
This signature awards program honors Charlotte-area chief executives or those with an equivalent title, such as managing principal or executive director, who demonstrate admirable leadership qualities. Nominations were open to the public and came from members of the business community, within the honorees’ organizations and externally.
The CBJ editorial team has selected 35 honorees across 18 categories.
Each has shown a strong record of innovation in their field, outstanding financial performance, a commitment to quality, a strong vision, a commitment to diversity in the workplace and contributions to the metro community. In an upcoming special report, CBJ will profile all of the honorees; see coverage of past years’ programs here.
In addition, a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will be named in the weeks to come.
An event will be held March 25 at The Westin Charlotte to celebrate this year’s class of winners. Find more details and register here.
Congratulations to the 2020 class!
These are honorees, listed in alphabetical order by category:
Banks & Credit Unions
- Steve Fisher, F&M Bank
- Lee Fite, Fifth Third Bank
Commercial Real Estate
- Brett Gray, Cushman & Wakefield
- Johnny Harris, Lincoln Harris
- Brian McManus, Hoopaugh Grading Co.
- Marcus Rabun, Myers & Chapman
- Jayson Waller, PowerHome Solar
- Liz Etheredge, Mecklenburg Paint Co. Inc.
- Marcus Smith, Speedway Motorsports
- Ed Weisiger Jr., CTE (formerly Carolina Tractor & Equipment Co.)
- Tom Finke, Barings
- Matt Potere, Sunlight Financial
- Dan Beem, Hissho Sushi
- Landon Eckles, Clean Juice
- Conrad Hunter, Foxcroft Wine Co.
- Dena Diorio, Mecklenburg County
- Lindsay Muns, Charlotte Radiology
- Stuart Ross, ACO Med Supply
- Janeen Hogue, The Miller-Hogue Law Firm
- Christopher Lam, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
- John Marrino, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
- Karen Calder, Classroom Central
- Williams Jones, Thompson Child & Family Focus
- Tana Greene, MyWorkChoice (a Greene Group company)
- Amy Noland Pack, AccruePartners
- Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International Inc.
- Charles Harrington, Parsons Corp.
Residential Real Estate
- Pat Riley, Allen Tate Cos.
- Marcie Williams, RKW Residential
- Tom Coker, Reid’s Fine Foods
- Charlie Malouf, Broad River Retail
Sports, Entertainment & Tourism
- Dan Rajkowski, Charlotte Knights
- Fred Whitfield, Hornets Sports & Entertainment
- Mark Mahoney, Jackrabbit Technologies
- Bob Youakim, Passport