What good is a pilot without a co-pilot? Or a ship without a first mate? The same is true of the relationship between companies and their Chief Operating Officers (sometimes called Chief Operations Officers). These POWER PLAYERS hold a crucial role in the way their companies run on a daily basis and how they meet the long-term goals of the company. They put the “organization” in any organization. This isn’t a uniform bunch: The role of a Chief Operating Officer in the company depends upon the company, and upon the chief executive with whom they work. Their decisions affect not only their businesses but the community as well. Chief Operating Officers drive the businesses that drive the Memphis economy, and this selection of outstanding professionals is proof.

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