William Heard was named to Fortune's 40 Under 40 List for 2020. The list, which highlights influential people in the fields of finance, technology, healthcare, government and politics and media and entertainment, recognized Mr. Heard as an emerging leader in finance. The article is available here and the profile of Mr. Heard is available here.
Introducing Fortune’s all-new 40 Under 40 list—and how it’s different this year
It’s been a year of monumental change. The coronavirus has touched every aspect of our lives—fundamentally altering the ways in which we work and socialize. Sparked by a series of tragedies, people in cities across America and around the world have taken to the streets and social media to push for justice and racial equality. Executives have moved quickly to support and empower employees while grappling with daunting challenges to the way their businesses operate.
To reflect this wave of transformation, we decided that we needed to embrace change in this year’s 40 Under 40. We needed to go bigger—and search more widely. Just one list of 40 emerging leaders wouldn’t be enough.
That’s why this year’s package highlights 40 influential people in each of five categories: finance, technology, healthcare, government and politics, and media and entertainment.