Occupation: Midwest chairman, JPMorgan Chase
Few Chicagoans are savvier about the complexities of global business than this former CEO (Texaco, UAL). No wonder Tilton, a key executive at the nation's largest bank, was handpicked to lead a job creation task force organized by World Business Chicago (with Michael Sacks, No. 7).
Photograph: WILLIAM DESHAZER/CHICAGO TRIBUNE