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45. Lynn Elsenhans
45. Lynn Elsenhans
Chairman, CEO, and president
Sunoco (SUN)
2008 rank: 48
Age: 53

Fluctuating oil prices and softening demand made it a tough first year for this new Fortune 500 CEO. Last year profits dropped 13%, and the stock has fallen 41% since her August 2008 start.

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Last updated September 15 2009: 12:58 PM ET
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