What do President Jimmy Carter, former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell, Kevin Plank (CEO of Under Armour), football analyst/former head coach Tony Dungy, golfing legend Jack Nicklaus, Ralph Winter (producer of X-Men and other blockbusters), "CNN’s Doctor" Sanjay Gupta—and 542 others—have in common?

The answer: all were interviewed by Dr. D. Michael Lindsay, an award-winning sociologist and expert on leadership, as part of the largest-ever interview-based study of leaders from all walks of life. Read his findings and compelling stories from this ten-year project in Dr. Lindsay's new book, View from the Top.

Jamie Dimon, as the respected and storied CEO of JPMorgan Chase, is the biggest name on Wall Street. He has been named CEO of the Year by multiple media outlets and one of Time’s most influential people four times. As a child, when Dimon asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he replied, “I want to be rich.” He fulfilled his dream; today, Dimon is one of the highest-compensated CEOs in the financial industry, and has unique justifications for what many consider an outrageous compensation package.

Sanjay Gupta is a face and voice millions of Americans trust due to his role as chief medical correspondent for CNN. A neurosurgeon, he serves as associate chief of staff at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and on the faculty of the Emory University School of Medicine. Gupta’s story of how he transitioned to media and maintained a balance between his two passions is a model example of how a "platinum leader" moves beyond specialization to true leadership.

Vernon Jordan has been a civil rights activist, participant in the Bilderberg conference, and member of many corporate boards, but he is best known as “the First Friend” for his role as consigliore to Bill Clinton. In addition to his board memberships, today Jordan is a senior managing director at Lazard. While Jordan always knew he would be a leader, he surprised the rest of the world with his deft management of elite networks as he rose to the top.

Colin Powell was the sixty-fifth secretary of state and the first African American to hold that office. He also served as the National Security Advisor and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Powell’s career has brought him many accolades and prestigious experiences, but there is one program that he credits as a catalyst for his ascension to the high ranks of national leadership.

Condoleezza Rice has come a long way since her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama. In the midst of a successful academic career, she became the first female African American secretary of state; she is currently a faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. However, Rice never forgot the values and experiences of her childhood. One comment she made at a White House briefing changed how the U.S. government approached the battle against AIDS.

Roxanne Spillett served for sixteen years as the president and CEO of Boys & Girls Club of America, one of the 100 largest nonprofits in the world. She led it through a major growth period but unfortunately is best remembered for one major hitch in her administration. Her misstep, something you would never expect from a nonprofit executive, became a national controversy.

The Full List of Leaders Interviewed in the Platinum Study

Joan Abrahamson, President, Jefferson Institute; President, Jonas Salk Foundation; MacArthur Fellow • Peter Ackerman, Managing Director, Rockport Capital; Founding Chair, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict • John Aden, President, Mac Tools • Howard Ahmanson, Founder, Fieldstead and Company • Roberta Ahmanson, Founder, Fieldstead and Company • Claude Allen, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy; Deputy Secretary, Health and Human Services • Chuck Allen, COO, North American Mission Board • Thad Allen, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard • Joel Allison, President and CEO, Baylor Health Care System • Katherine Leary Alsdorf, Executive Director, Redeemer Presbyterian Church • J. Brady Anderson, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development; Director, World Vision International; U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania • Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals • Robert C. Andringa, President, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities • Victor Anfuso, Chairman, Christian Copyright Licensing Inc. • Charles Ansbacher, Conductor, Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra; Founding Conductor, Boston Landmarks Orchestra • Guy Anthony, CFO, Stentor; Group Controller for Microprocessors and Assistant Treasurer for Intel Capital, Intel • Michael Armacost, Ambassador to the Philippines; Ambassador to Japan; President, Brookings Institution; Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs • Dick Armey, Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives (R-TX) • William L. Armstrong, U.S. Senator (R-CO) • Gerard Arpey, CEO, AMR and American Airlines • John Ashcroft, U.S. Attorney General; Senator (R-MO); Governor of Missouri • Timothy Atkin, Executive Vice President and COO, SRA International • Ronald Austin, Producer, Mission Impossible, Charlie’s Angels, Hawaii Five-O, The Father Dowling Mysteries • Jim Awtrey, CEO, Professional Golfers Association of America • James A. Baker III, Secretary of State; Secretary of Treasury; White House Chief of Staff • Dennis Bakke, Co-Founder, President, and CEO, AES; Co-Founder, President, and CEO, Imagine Schools • Stephen Baldwin, Actor • Colleen Barrett, President, Southwest Airlines • Daniel Bartlett, Counselor to the President; Chairman and CEO, Public Strategies; President and CEO, Hill & Knowlton • Joe Barton, U.S. Representative (R-TX) • Dean Batali, Co-executive Producer, That 70s Show • Janet Batchler, Writer, Batman Forever; Writer, Smoke and Mirrors • Lee Batchler, Writer, Batman Forever; Writer, Smoke and Mirrors • Mariam Bell, Director of Public Policy, The Wilberforce Forum • Y. Marc Belton, Executive Vice President, General Mills • George Bennett, CEO, State Street Investment Corporation • Monty J. Bennett, President and CEO, Remington Hotel Corporation • Marcy Benson, Director, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships • Fredrick S. Benson III, Vice President, Weyerhaeuser; President, US|NZ Council • David Bere, President and Chief Strategy Officer, Dollar General Corporation • Brenda Berkman, New York City’s first female firefighter • Mark Berner, Managing Partner, SDG Resources • Jeffrey Bewkes, Chairman and CEO, Time Warner • Veronica Biggins, Assistant to the President of the United States, William J. Clinton, and Director of Presidential Personnel • James Billington, Librarian of the United States Congress • Michael Birck, Co-Founder and Chairman of Tellabs • Brian Bird, Writer and Producer, Step by Step, Touched by an Angel • Dennis Blair, Director of National Intelligence; United States Navy admiral • Ronald Blue, President, Christian Financial Professionals Network • Jacqueline Blumenthal, Director, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships • Myrna Blyth, Editor-in-Chief, Ladies’ Home Journal; Chair, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships • Derek Bok, President, Harvard University • Joshua Bolten, White House Chief of Staff; Director of the Office of Management and Budget; White House Deputy Chief of Staff • David Bonderman, Founding partner, Texas Pacific Group • Pat Boone, Entertainer • Garrett Boone, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, The Container Store • John Borling, Major General, U.S. Air Force • James Bostic, Senior Vice President, Georgia-Pacific Corporation • Terry Botwick, Senior Vice President, CBS Entertainment; Founder and CEO, Thunderpoint Studios • Sandra Bowden, President, Christians in the Visual Arts • William Bowen, President, Princeton University • William G. Boykin, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence • John Brandon, Vice President of the Americas and Asia Pacific, Apple Computers, Inc. • William K. Brehm, Chairman, SRA International Inc.; Assistant Secretary of Defense • Eli Bremer, 2008 U.S. Olympian in Pentathlon • Paul Brest, President, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Dean, Stanford Law School • Frank Brock, President, Covenant College • Clayton Brown, Founder, President, Chairman, and CEO, Clayton Brown & Associates • Daniel Bryant, Assistant Attorney General • J. Fred Bucy, Executive Vice President, COO, President, and CEO, Texas Instruments • Bob Buford, Chairman and CEO, Buford Television; Founder, The Buford Foundation; Co-Founder, Leadership Network • T. Robert Burke, Chairman, AMB Property Corporation • Doug Burleigh, President, Young Life • George H.W. Bush, President of the United States; Director, CIA; U.S. Ambassador to China; U.S. Representative (R-TX); Ambassador to the United Nations • Howard Butt, President, H. E. Butt Foundation; Vice Chairman, H. E. Butt Grocery Company; Adminstrator, Leadership Laity Forum • Gaylen Byker, President, Calvin College • Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Co-Founder and CEO, Center for New American Security • Bill Campbell, Chairman and CEO, Intuit Inc; Chairman, Apple; Chairman, Columbia University • Tony Campolo, Professor, Eastern University; President, Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education • Richard G. Capen, U.S. Ambassador to Spain; Publisher and Chairman, The Miami Herald • Andrew Card, White House Chief of Staff; Deputy Chief of Staff; Secretary of Transportation • R. Byron Carlock Jr., President and CEO, CNL Lifestyle Companies • Stanley Carlson-Thies, Founder and President, Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance • Joel Carpenter, Provost, Calvin College • Thomas Carr, Director, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships • Philip J. Carroll, CEO, Shell Oil; Chairman & CEO, Fluor Corporation • Garrey Carruthers, Governor, New Mexico; Dean, College of Business, New Mexico State University • Brad Carson, U.S. Representative (D-OK) • Jimmy Carter, President of the United States; Governor, Georgia • Marshall Carter, Chairman, New York Stock Exchange Group; Deputy Chairman, New York Stock Exchange Euronext; Chairman and CEO, State Street Bank • Philip Cassidy, Executive Director, The Business Council • S. Truett Cathy, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Chick-fil-A • Clarence P. Cazalot Jr., President and CEO, Marathon Oil • Morris Chapman, President and CEO, Southern Baptist Convention • Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security • Clayton Christensen, Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School • Henry Cisneros, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; President, Univision • Stephen Clapp, Dean, The Juilliard School • Wesley Clark, General, U.S. Army; Supreme Allied Commander, NATO • Richard Clarke, Chief Counter-Terrorism Advisor, National Security Council • Robert L. Clarke, Comptroller of the Currency • Jerry Colangelo, Owner, Arizona Diamondbacks; Owner, Phoenix Suns • Michael Coleman, President and CEO, Integrity Media • Rodney Coleman, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Air Force • Willam Coleman, Senior Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Secretary of Transportation • Timothy C. Collins, Founder, Senior Managing Director, and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings LLC • Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH); Director, National Human Genome Research Institute • Charles Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship; Founder and Chairman, The Wilberforce Forum; Special Counsel to the President • Kent Colton, Executive Vice President and CEO, National Association of Home Builders • Jeffrey Comment, President, Chairman, and CEO, Helzberg Diamonds • Kevin Compton, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers • Gary Cook, President, Dallas Baptist University • Kyle Cooper, Title designer for 52 films • William R. Cotter, President, Colby College; President, African-American Institute • Michael Cromartie, Vice President, Ethics and Public Policy Center • Thomas Cronin, President, Whitman College; Acting President, Colorado College • Les T. Csorba, Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel • Phillip Cullom, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy • Howard Dahl, Founder, President and CEO, Amity Technology • Gary Daichendt, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Cisco Systems • John H. Dalton, Secretary of the Navy • John Danforth, U.S. Senator (R-MO) • Thomas Daschle, Senate Majority Leader; U.S. Senator (D-SD) • David Davenport, President, Pepperdine University • Peter Dawkins, Vice Chairman, Citigroup Private Bank; Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman, Travelers Insurance; Chairman and CEO, Primerica Financial Services; Brigadier General, U.S. Army; Heisman Trophy winner • John De Luca, President and CEO, Wine Institute; Deputy Mayor, San Francisco • Max De Pree, CEO, Herman Miller • Rudy deLeon, Deputy Secretary of Defense; Senior Vice President, Boeing Company • Scott Derrickson, Director, The Exorcism of Emily Rose • Dick DeVos, President and CEO, Alticor; President and Chairman, Amway; Founder and President, Windquest Group • Gene Dewey, Director, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships • Bob Diamond, President and CEO, Barclays PLC • Dave Dias, Vice President, InterWest Insurance Services • John J. DiIulio Jr., Director, Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives • Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JP Morgan Chase • Edward Djerejian, Founding Director, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy; Managing Partner, Djerejian Global Consultancies; Ambassador to Syria and Israel • David Dockery, President, Union University • Bob Doll, Chief Equity Strategist, BlackRock Inc. • John Donahoe, President and CEO, eBay • Byron Dorgan, Co-Chair of the Government Relations Practice, Arent Fox; Senator (D-ND) • Marjorie Dorr, President and CEO, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Northeast Region • Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green; Vice-Chair, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships • Stephen Douglass, President and Chairman, Campus Crusade for Christ • Hudson Drake, Director, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships; Partner, Carlisle Enterprises LLC • Michael T. Duke, President and CEO, Wal-Mart • Tony Dungy, Head Coach, Indianapolis Colts • Archie W. Dunham, President and CEO, ConocoPhillips • Bruce Dunlevie, General Partner, Benchmark Capital • David Eaton, General Partner, Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns • Don Eberly, Director of Private Assistance for Iraq, State Department; Deputy Director, Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives • Bob Edmonds, Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force • Leon Edney, Admiral, U.S. Navy; Vice Chair of Naval Operations; Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, NATO; Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command; Commandant of Midshipmen, U.S. Naval Academy • Janet Eissenstat, Director, President's Commission on White House Fellowships • Steve Ellis, Managing Director, Bain and Company • Lynn Elsenhans, President, Shell Oil Company; CEO, Shell Oil Products; Chair and CEO, Sunoco • Allan C. Emery Jr., Founder and President, ServiceMaster Hospital Corporation • Peter Engel, Executive Producer, Saved by the Bell, Last Comic Standing, Hang Time • Gordon England, United States Deputy Secretary of Defense and United States Secretary of the Navy • Ted W. Engstrom, President and CEO, World Vision; President, Youth for Christ International • Sheldon Erikson, President, Chairman and CEO, Cameron • Dave Evans, Co-Founder and Vice President, Electronic Arts • Donald L. Evans, Secretary of Commerce • Marsha Evans, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy; Chief of Staff, U.S. Naval Academy; President and CEO, American Red Cross; National Executive Director, Girl Scouts of the USA; Acting Commissioner, Ladies Professional Golf Association; Deputy Director, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships • Bill Ewing, Senior Vice President of Production Administration, Columbia Pictures • John Faraci, Chairman and CEO, International Paper • David Farr, Chairman and CEO, Emerson Electric • Larry Faulkner, President, Houston Endowment; President, University of Texas at Austin; Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • Drew Faust, President, Harvard University • Steve Feldman, Director, Sesame Street, Barney and Friends, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher • Mike Fenzel, Director for Transnational Threats, National Security Council • Micheal Flaherty, Co-Founder and President, Walden Media • Leighton Ford, President, Leighton Ford Ministries; Vice President, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; Chairman, Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization • Dick Foth, Associate, The Fellowship • Peter Fox, Chief Commercial Officer, Air Transport Services Group • Randy Frazee, Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church • Thomas Frist Jr., Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hospital Corporation of America • Robert Fryling, Publisher, InterVarsity Press; Vice President, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship • Susan Fuhrman, President of Teachers College, Columbia University; President, National Academy of Education • Makoto Fujimura, Visual Artist; Founder, International Arts Movement • Ellen Futter, President, American Museum of Natural History; President, Barnard College • George Gallup Jr., Chairman, The Gallup Institute • Pat Gelsinger, Chief Technology Officer, Intel; President and COO, EMC Information Infrastructure Products, EMC Corporation • Michael Gerson, Assistant to the President for Speechwriting; Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning • Elliot Gerson, American Secretary of Rhodes Trust; Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International Partnerships, Aspen Institute • Kathie Lee Gifford, Entertainer; Former Co-Host, "Live with Regis & Kathie Lee" • Louis Giuliano, President, Chairman and CEO, ITT Industries • Jeffrey Glueck, CEO, Skyfire; Chief Marketing Officer, Travelocity • Brian Godawa, Screenplay Writer, To End All Wars; The Visitation • Timothy Goeglein, Special Assistant to U.S. President George W. Bush; Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison • Bill Greehey, President, Valero Energy; Chairman and CEO, Valero Energy Corp.; Chairman of the Board and Director, NuStar Energy LP; Chairman of the Board and Director, NuStar GP Holdings • Hank Greenberg, Chairman and CEO, American International Group, Inc. (AIG); Chairman and CEO, C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. • Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation • Barry Griswell, CEO, Principal Financial Group • David Grizzle, Senior Vice President--Customer Experience, Continental Airlines; Chief Counsel, Acting COO--Air Traffic Organization, FAA • Will A. Gunn, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs • Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent; Associate Chief at Grady Hospital • Robert D. Haas, President, COO, Chairman and CEO, Chairman Emeritus, Levi Strauss & Co. • Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations; Director of policy planning for the Department of State; Vice president, Director of Foreign Policy Programs, Brookings Institution; Senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Special assistant to President George H.W. Bush • William F. Hagerty IV, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hagerty, Peterson & Co., LLC; COO and CFO Ultra Stores; Co-CEO of Powerway, Inc.; CEO and founder of Lehman Brothers' Asian Asset Management Platform (ALAM); • Ted Haggard, Founder and Pastor, New Life Church; President, National Association of Evangelicals • Tony P. Hall, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture; Chief, the United States Mission to the UN Agencies; Executive Director, UNICEF; Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-OH), Member, Ohio House of Representatives, Member, Ohio Senate; Executive Director, The Alliance to End Hunger; • John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense; President and CEO, Center for Strategic and International Studies • John Hanford, U.S. Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom; Director, Congressional Fellows Program • Alistair Hanna, Leader, Alpha North America • Dave Hannah, Chairman and CEO, Impact XXI; Founder, Athletes in Action • Patrick Harker, President, University of Delaware; Dean, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania • James Harmon, Founder, Chief Investment Officer and Chairman, Caravel Fund International; President and Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States • Sam Haskell III, Worldwide Head of Television, the William Morris Agency • Jody Hassett Sanchez, News and Documentary Producer, ABC World News Tonight • Nathan Hatch, President, Wake Forest University • Gary Haugen, President and CEO, International Justice Mission • Wallace Hawley, Co-Founder, InterWest Partners • Michael Hayes, Director, National Security Council Defense Policy and Strategy • Daryl Heald, President, Generous Giving • Margaret Heckler, Secretary of Health and Human Services • George Heilmeier, Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Texas Instruments; Special Assistant, Secretary of Defense; Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency • Tami Heim, Executive Vice President, Thomas Nelson; President, Borders Inc. • Jay F. Hein, Director, Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives; Sagamore Institute • John Hennessy, President, Stanford University • Adam Herbert, President, University of North Florida; President, Indiana University Systems • Frances Hesselbein, CEO, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.; President and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute • Alec Hill, President and CEO, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship • Carla Hills, U.S. Trade Representative; Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Chairman and CEO, Hills & Company • Roderick M. Hills Jr., Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission • Donald P. Hodel, President and CEO, Focus on the Family, Secretary of the Interior; Secretary of Energy • Kirk Hoiberg, Senior Managing Director, CB Richards Ellis' Global Corporate Services; Principal, Trinitas Partners • J. Douglas Holladay, Founder and Partner, Park Avenue Equity Partners; Senior officer, Goldman Sachs & Co. • Donald D. Holt, Editor, Fortune; Editor, Newsweek • Samuel Howard, Chairman and CEO, Xantus Corporation • R. Glenn Hubbard, Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisors; Dean, Columbia Business School • Philip G. Hubbard, COO, Chicago Research and Trade • Mike Huckabee, Governor, Arkansas • Karen Hughes, Counselor to the President; Senior Advisor to the President • Wayne Huizenga, Owner, Miami Dolphins; Owner, Florida Marlins; Founder and Chairman, Huizenga Holdings, Inc.; Executive, Blockbuster, AutoNation, and Waste Management • Walter Humann, Executive Vice President and Chairman, Hunt Consolidated • Asa Hutchinson, Under Secretary of Homeland Security • David Iglesias, U.S. Attorney, District of New Mexico • Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric • William Inboden, Senior Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council • Stuart M. Irby, President and CEO, Stuart C. Irby Company • Maryana Iskander, COO, Planned Parenthood • Ann Iverson, CEO, Laura Ashley; President and CEO, Kay-Bee Toys • Susan Ivey, President, Chair and CEO, Reynolds American • Peb Jackson, Vice President of Public Affairs, Saddleback Church and Purpose Driven Ministries; Founding Director and Senior Vice President, Focus on the Family • Kay Coles James, Director, Office of Personnel Management • David Jeffrey, Provost, Baylor University • Jon Jennings, Assistant Coach, Boston Celtics; Co-owner, President and General Manager, Maine Red Claws; Acting Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice • Martin Jischke, President, Purdue University; President, Iowa State University; Interim President, University of Oklahoma • Ronald P. Joelson, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Prudential Financial Services; Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Genworth Financial • Paul Johnson, CEO, Paul Johnson & Company • Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency • Tom Johnson, Special Assistant to the President; President, Chairman and CEO, CNN; Publisher, President, and CEO, Los Angeles Times • Clay Johnson III, Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel; Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget • Douglas Johnston, Founder and President, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy • Dale P. Jones, President, Halliburton • W. Landis Jones, Director, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships • James Jones, National Security Advisor • Reginald L. Jones III, Managing Partner, Greenbriar Equity Group • Vernon Jordan Jr., Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co.; Chairman of the Clinton Presidential Transition Team • Robert Joss, Dean, Stanford Graduate School of Business; CEO, Westpac Banking Corporation • David Karnes, U.S. Senator (R-NE); President and CEO, The Fairmont Group • Howard Kazanjian, Producer, JAG, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi • Frank Keating, Governor, Oklahoma; President and CEO, American Bankers Association • Kurt Keilhacker, Chairman, The Veritas Forum; Managing Partner, TechFund Capital • Timothy Keller, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church • Larry Kellner, Chairman and CEO, Continental Airlines • Jeff Kemp, President, Stronger Families; NFL player • Bruce Kennedy, CEO, Alaska Air Group • Donald Kennedy, President, Stanford University • Nannerl Keohane, President, Duke University; President, Wellesley College • William Kilberg, Solicitor for the U.S. Department of Labor; Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher • Robert Kimmitt, Under Secretary of State; Ambassador to Germany; Deputy Secretary of Treasury • Richard Kinder, Chairman and CEO, Kinder Morgan; President, Enron • Betsy King, LPGA professional golfer • Greg King, COO and President, Valero Energy Corporation • John Kingston III, Vice Chairman and General Counsel, Affiliated Managers Group • Paul Klaassen, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Sunrise Assisted Living; Chairman, The Trinity Forum • Todd Komarnicki, Producer, Elf; Writer, Perfect Stranger; Producer, Meet Dave • C. Everett Koop, U.S. Surgeon General • Richard Kovacevich, Chairman and CEO, Wells Fargo & Co. • Keith Krach, CEO, 3Points, Inc.; Chairman, Purdue University • Kay Krill, Director, President, and CEO, Ann Taylor Stores Corporation • Peter Krogh, Dean, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Georgetown University; Special Assistant to the Secretary of State • Mark Kuyper, President and CEO, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association • Linda Lader, President, Renaissance Institute • Drew Ladner, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Treasury Department; President and CEO, Pascal Metrics • Jim Lane, Founder and President, New Canaan Society; Chairman and CEO, SG Capital Partners; Founding member of the global private equity business and General Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co. • Neal Lane, Director, National Science Foundation; Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy • Kenneth Langone, Founder, Home Depot • Mark Laret, CEO, UCSF Medical Center • Steve Largent, President and CEO, CTIA-The Wireless Association; U.S. Congressman (R-OK); NFL player • Ralph S. Larsen, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson • Kenneth R. Larson, Owner and CEO, Slumberland • William Lauder, Chairman and CEO, Estée Lauder Companies • Steven Law, Deputy Secretary of Labor; President and CEO, American Crossroads; President, CrossroadsGPS; Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce • David Le Shana, President, Seattle Pacific University; President, George Fox University; Chairman, Azusa Pacific University • Jerry Leamon, Global Managing Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu • Jack LeCuyer, Executive Director, White House Fellows Foundation and Association • Ronald Lee, Assistant Postmaster General • David Leebron, President, Rice University • David Leitch, General Counsel and Group Vice President, Ford Motor Company; Deputy Counsel to the President • William Lennox Jr., Lieutenant General, U.S. Army; Superintendant, U.S. Military Academy • Nicholas Leone III, President and CEO, Global Fund Group, LLC • Thomas C. Leppert, Chairman and CEO, The Turner Corporation • Arthur Levinson, Chairman and CEO, Genentech • Lauren Libby, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Navigators; President, Trans World Radio • Keith Lindner, Co-President, American Financial Group; President and COO, Chiquita Brands International • Art Linkletter, Television Host, People Are Funny, House Party, Kids Say the Darndest Things • A. Duane Litfin, President, Wheaton College • Bernard Loeffke, Major General, U.S. Army; Commanding General, U.S. Army Southern Command • Erik Lokkesmoe, Chairman, The Voice Behind; Vice President, Walden Media; Director of Communications, National Endowment for the Humanities • Brad Lomenick, Executive officer, Life@Work; Executive Director, Catalyst • Terry Looper, President and CEO, Texon • Nancy Lopez, LPGA professional golfer • James Loy, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security; Coast Guard Commandant; Senior Counselor. Cohen Group • Tom Luce, Assistant Secretary of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education; CEO of National Math and Science Initiative • Luis Lugo, Director, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life • Gabe Lyons, Co-Founder, Relevate • Hugh O. Maclellan Jr., President, Maclellan Foundation • Nicole Malachowski, First female pilot in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds • Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, Chairman and CEO, The Global Fiduciary Governance LLC • Richard Malloch, President, Hearst Business Media; Senior Vice President, The Hearst Corporation • Joel Manby, CEO, Saab USA; Chairman, President and CEO, Herschend Family Entertainment • Julissa Marenco, President, ZSG Station Group • Bill Marriott, Chairman and CEO, Marriott International • Anthony Marx, President, Amherst College • Walter Massey, President, Morehouse College; Chairman, Bank of America • Karen Mathis, President, American Bar Association; President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America • Mickey Maudlin, Editorial Director and Vice President, HarperOne • Mark Mays, President and CEO, Clear Channel Communications • Robert J. Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America • John McCarter, President and CEO, The Field Museum; Senior Vice President and Partner, Booz Allen Hamilton • Rich McClure, Executive Vice President and COO, United Van Lines; President, Unigroup • Alonzo McDonald, Deputy White House Chief of Staff; Managing Director, McKinsey & Company; Founding Chairman, The Trinity Forum; Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Avenir Group • Stephen McEveety, Producer, The Passion of the Christ, Icon Productions • David McFadzean, Executive Producer, Home Improvement; Staff Writer, Roseanne • Robert McFarlane, National Security Advisor • Gail McGovern, President and CEO, American Red Cross • Harold McGraw III, President, Chairman, and CEO, McGraw-Hill Companies; Chairman, Business Roundtable • Joel McHale, Television Host, The Soup; Actor, Community • Margaret McKeown, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit); Partner, Perkins Coie • Drayton McLane, Chairman, McLane Group; Chairman, McLane Corporation; Chairman and CEO, Houston Astros; Vice Chairman, Wal-Mart • Burton McMurtry, Founding General Partner, Technology Venture Investments • Robert C. McNair, Owner, Chairman and CEO, Houston Texans • Mac McQuiston, President and CEO, CEO Forum • Curtis McWilliams, President and CEO, CNL Restaurant Properties • Dana Mead, Chairman and CEO, Tenneco; Chairman, MIT Corporation • Edwin Meese III, U.S. Attorney General and Counselor to the President • Doris Meissner, Commissioner, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service • Jim Mellado, President, Willow Creek Association • Ken Melrose, Chairman and CEO, Toro Company • John Mendelsohn, President, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center • Morton Meyerson, Chairman and CEO, Perot Systems; President, Electronic Data Systems • Gayle Miller, President, Anne Klein II • Norman Miller, Chairman and CEO, Interstate Batteries • Jody Miller, Founder and CEO, Business Talent Group; Executive Vice President and COO, Americast • Billy Mitchell, Chairman and CEO, Carter & Associates • Cindy Moelis, Director, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships • Wes Moore, Investment Banker, Citigroup • Thomas Morgan, CEO, Hughes Supply Company • James C. Morgan, President, Chairman and CEO, Applied Materials • John Morgridge, Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems • Allen Morris, President, Chairman and CEO, The Allen Morris Company • Malcolm S. Morris, Chairman and CEO, Stewart Information Services Corporation and Stewart Title Guaranty Company; Chairman, Stewart Title Company • William Mounger, CEO, Tritel Communications • Richard Mouw, President, Fuller Theological Seminary • Ed Moy, Director, U.S. Mint; Special Assistant to the President, Office of Presidential Personnel • Anne Mulcahy, Chair and CEO, Xerox Corporation • Ken Myers, Host and Producer, Mars Hill Audio Journal • John Naber, President, U.S. Olympic Alumni Association; Olympic swimmer • Paul D. Nelson, President, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability • Larry Nelson, Champions Tour professional golfer • Steven R. Nelson, Executive Director, MBA Program Harvard Business School • Howard Nemerovski, Founding partner, Howard Rice Nemerovski Cannady Falk & Rabin • David Neuman, President, Walt Disney Network Television; President, Touchstone Television; Chief Production Officer, CNN; President and CEO, Digital Entertainment Network; President of Programming, Current TV; Programming President, NBC; President of Programming, Channel One • Greg Newman, Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, C2B Technology; Founding Partner, Macromedia; Senior Director of Internet Technologies, Oracle • Armand Nicholi, Author; Faculty member, Harvard Medical School • Jack Nicklaus, Professional golfer • Neil Nicoll, President and CEO, YMCA • David Novak, CEO, Yum! Brands • Peter Ochs, Founder and Chairman, Fieldstone Communities; Co-Founder and Chairman, First Fruit, Inc. • Steve Odland, Chairman and CEO, Office Depot; President, Chairman and CEO, AutoZone, Inc. • Richard Ohman, President and CEO, Colonial Penn Life Insurance; President, The Trinity Forum • Daniel Oliver, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy; President, Naval Postgraduate School • Gilbert Omenn, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and CEO, University of Michigan Health System; President and Chairman, American Association for the Advancement of Science • Pierre Omidyar, Founder and Chairman, eBay • Paul O'Neill, Secretary of the Treasury; Chairman and CEO, Alcoa; Deputy Director of the Office of Budget and Management • John Ortberg, Senior Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; Teaching Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church • M. 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