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Pratt Library CEO Carla Hayden named to Fortune's 'World's Greatest Leaders' list

Pratt Library CEO Carla Hayden named to Fortune's 'World's Greatest Leaders' list
Enoch Pratt Free Library CEO Carla Hayden is No. 25 on Fortune magazine's list of the 50 greatest world leaders. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)

Enoch Pratt Free Library CEO Carla Hayden has been named one of the "World's 50 Greatest Leaders" by Fortune magazine.

Hayden, 63, is No. 25 on the magazine's third annual list, which includes such notables as singer John Legend, television personality John Oliver, Pope Francis, and IMF managing director Christine Lagarde.

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In February, President Barack Obama nominated Hayden to lead the Library of Congress.

If confirmed, Hayden would be the first woman and the first African American to serve in that position. Hayden has run the Enoch Pratt Free Library system for 23 years.

"Hayden knows plenty about sustaining a library as a relevant and inclusive institution," the Fortune profile says.

Hayden could not immediately be reached for comment.

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