Honorees

John Wooden's legacy of leadership transcends athletics and spans generations. As a legendary coach, prolific author and inspiring speaker, he dedicated his life to motivating individuals to achieve their highest potential. Wooden instilled in others a sense of pride, a commitment to ethics and a respect for teamwork. These fundamental principles translate seamlessly from the sports arena to the realms of business, management and leadership. And they provide the cornerstone on which the John Wooden Global Leadership Program is built at UCLA Anderson.

In partnership with John Wooden's family, UCLA Anderson School of Management is proud to present the John Wooden Global Leadership Program. Each year, one exceptional leader is honored with this prestigious award for exemplary leadership and service to the community. Proceeds from the dinner fund $25,000 John Wooden Leadership Fellowships awarded to deserving UCLA Anderson students.

2015 Highlights

 

Past Recipients

 
Ursula Burns
2015
Ursula Burns

Chairman & CEO

Xerox

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Paul E. Jacobs
2014
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board

Qualcomm Incorporated

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Iger
2013
Robert A. Iger

Chairman & CEO

Disney

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Indra Nooyi
2012
Indra Nooyi

Chairman & CEO

Pepsico

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Peter Uberroth
2011
Peter Ueberroth

Manager Director

Contrarian Group

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Frederick Smith
2010
Frederick Smith

President & CEO

Fedex

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Kenneth Chenault
2009
Kenneth Chenault

Chairman & CEO

American Express Company

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Howard Schultz
2008
Howard Schultz

Chairman, President & CEO

Starbucks

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John Wooden Global Leadership Awards