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32. Jan Fields
32. Jan Fields
EVP and COO, McDonald's USA
McDonald's (MCD)
2008 rank: 36
Age: 54

Fields started behind the counter 31 years ago. Today she's behind the push for McCafé: The high-margin drinks now account for 5% of sales. The stock was one of only two on the Dow up in 2008.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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