Great leadership, vision and values. Those were the themes of the San Francisco Business Times’ Most Admired CEOs Awards on Thursday celebrating the business community’s most esteemed leaders, including Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman.

In his acceptance remarks, Wunderman reflected on the importance of listening and teamwork as essential to effective leadership, and effusively praised the incredible work of the business executives governing the organization and Council staff as key drivers to both his and the organization’s success. Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO and Bay Area Council Chair Bernard J. Tyson introduced Wunderman, praising his strategic and visionary leadership and emphasizing his unique ability to bring together other CEOs and diverse stakeholders to shape the future of the Bay Area.

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Hosted by San Francisco Business Times Publisher and Council Executive Committee member Mary Huss, the celebration also honored Council board members Jeff Hoopes, CEO of Swinerton, Rich Robbins, CEO of Wareham Development, and Jim Wallace, CEO of BPM.