Title: Chairman, President and CEO
Company: Archer Daniels Midland
Compensation: $8.18 millionWhen Patricia Woertz left Chevron after three decades, farming may have been a surprising move. But since taking over ADM - the $37 billion food processing giant - almost a year ago, her life is all about turning corn and soy crops into everything from syrup to ethanol. The move from oilfield to cornfield is no accident: Woertz aims to transform ADM into a leader in renewable fuels.