Patricia Woertz


Patricia Woertz

Age: 60

Occupation: Chairman and CEO, Archer Daniels Midland

Welcome to the neighborhood! With her December announcement that she’s moving the headquarters of $90 billion agri-giant ADM from Decatur to Chicago, this ambitious Pittsburgh native (who announced as a child that she aimed to be a CEO) gave the mayor and all those business groups something to brag about. Ranked by Fortune as the seventh most powerful woman in American business, Woertz is a big player not only in food but also in energy (ADM is a major ethanol producer).

Photo: Courtesy Of Adm