Masters of Reinvention: Executives to Watch 2011

Executives take on transformative roles at companies in transition: Larry Appel, Philip Clarke, Janel Haugarth, Sam Martin, Walter Robb

From attorney to operations specialist, or from wholesaler to retailer — this year's “Executives to Watch” list includes industry leaders who are transforming their roles at their respective companies.

Larry Appel, the new senior vice president of retail operations at Winn-Dixie Stores, has a background in corporate law but is stepping into the top operations post at the struggling retailer. His mission is challenging, given the economic and competitive environment in the Southeast. (

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