Welcome to the 2016 CEO of the Year.

The past twelve months have been both exciting and tough, as the corporate landscape faced many economic, social and political challenges. Despite this many firms have come out on top, and as such we are keen to highlight the CEOs who have led their companies to success and prosperity.

Among these industry greats we have Bob Engel, CEO of CoBank, a B2B lender which has flourished under his leadership, growing from around $20 billion to over $120 billion in assets under his expert stewardship. Bob identified the unique positive attributes and potential of the company and worked hard to capitalzse on these in order to drive the firm to the success it enjoys today.

In addition, we profile Doug Luckett, CEO CaroMont Health, an independent health system that provides innovative medical and wellness services across North Carolina. Drawing on over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry Doug has helped drive excellence and create a dedicated team of healthcare professionals who provide the very highest standard of care to their patients.

Another innovative leader helping to shape a vital market is Rod Chappell, CEO of HBCU Direct, an organization dedicated to supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Drawing on the expertise of Rod and his dedicated team the firm aggregates the U. S’s 100-plus HBCUs in an effort to increase revenues, decrease expenses and provide career opportunities for students through connections with corporate and government partners.

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the team here at Corp America.