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Past Recipient

Robert A. Iger

Chairman & CEO

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, Robert A. Iger is the steward of the world's largest media company and some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe. Focusing on creativity, innovative technology, and global growth, Mr. Iger has led the company to record performance and shareholder value. He's also built on Disney's rich legacy of unforgettable storytelling with the successful acquisition of Pixar in 2006, Marvel in 2009, and most recently Lucasfilm and the incredible Star Wars franchise in 2012.

Under Mr. Iger's leadership, Disney has become an industry leader in offering creative content across new platforms and has grown its presence in several emerging markets. The company also has been recognized as one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune magazine; one of the TMWorld's Most Respected Companies∫ by Barron's; and one of the "Best Places to Launch a Career" by BusinessWeek magazine.Mr. Iger has been named one of Fortune magazine's "25 Most Powerful People in Business"; one of the "Top Gun CEOs" by Forbes magazine; one of the "Best CEOs" by Institutional Investor magazine; and MarketWatch CEO of the Year.Mr. Iger joined the Apple board of directors in November 2011 and became a board member of the U.S. - China Business Council in June 2011. He also serves on the boards of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. In June 2010, President Barack Obama appointed him to the President's Export Council, which advises the president on how to promote U.S. exports, jobs and growth. Mr. Iger is also a member of the Partnership for a New American Economy, a coalition of mayors and business leaders from across the United States that support comprehensive immigration reform. In 2012, Mr. Iger became a member of the Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies which recognizes some of the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders.

Mr. Iger is a graduate of Ithaca College.