Paul Hazen, chairman and chief executive of Wells Fargo & Co., clearly likes to lead the way. For better or worse, he has put his company at the forefront of some of the biggest issues in banking. Mr. Hazen, American Banker's banker of the year, is profiled on page 6. The story is part of a package that also spotlights six others who stood for the year (page 8), five who shook up their fields (page 9), and several lesser known but equally intriguing people (page 7).

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