#3 (tie): Pennsylvania
Current Dow CEO Degrees: 4
Pennsylvania should be thanking current Travelers Co. (TRV) CEO Jay Fishman for helping it make this list. Fishman attended University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School — not just for his undergraduate degree, but also for his graduate degree.
Then again, it’s hardly surprising that the Ivy League school cranked out more than one well-known executive. Another famous alumnus is Alex Gorsky, who got a master’s degree from the business school in 1996. A little more than a decade later, Gorsky is heading up multinational corporation Johnson & Johnson (JNJ).
The final name for the big box state: Merck (MCK) CEO Kenneth Frazier is a Nittany Lion. The Pennsylvania-native graduated from Penn State in 1975 with a BA in political science before heading to Harvard for law school.