About the CMO Hall of Fame

Being inducted into the CMO Hall of Fame is the greatest honor that can be bestowed on a Chief Marketing Officer. Those fortunate enough to be elevated to the Hall of Fame will have demonstrated excellent delivery in leadership, outstanding marketing innovation, and been at the vanguard of their company’s growth agenda throughout their career.

Those exceptional CMOs inducted into the Hall of Fame have not only delivered high impact within their company, but have had a positive influence on their given industry because of their dynamic leadership, endless innovation, and active participation.

The Current Winner

Phil Clement
Global Chief Marketing Officer, Johnson Controls

Past Experinces

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Phil Clement is the Global CMO at Johnson Controls where he is responsible for driving global marketing across $27BN in revenue in 120 countries. Additionally, he is part of a management team driving digital transformation to create the next generation of smart, sustainable and connected Solutions. In his previous role as Aon’s Global CMO and Executive Committee member, he focused on Aon’s marketing programs to support the firm’s strategic plans for industry leadership, growth and globalization.

Common themes in Phil’s career include: marketing that drives growth, collaborative partnerships, sales leadership and combining the quantitative and creative for dramatic improvements in revenue, positioning and profitability. He pulls from a varied background, ranging from technology start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies.

Past Winners

Deborah Wahl
Global CMO, General Motors

Past Experinces

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Deborah Wahl was appointed General Motors Global Chief Marketing Officer on Sept. 1, 2019. She previously served as the Global CMO of Cadillac.

Prior to joining General Motors, Deborah served as the Senior Vice President and CMO for McDonald’s from 2014 to 2017, where she played a key role in the brand’s turnaround, proudly bringing All Day Breakfast to McD consumers. In addition to McDonald’s, Deborah has held a number of CMO and marketing leadership positions, including at PulteGroup, Chrysler and Lexus.

Deborah has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from The Wharton School. She also has a master’s degree from The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania.

Deborah is an active business leader who serves on the board of Groupon as well as on the Board of Trustees of Cranbrook Educational Community and is the Chair of The MMA Board.

The awards

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