At the end of 2016, Gerson gave herself a report card. "I'm a strong A," she says -- and with good reason. Wins from her second year at the helm of the second-largest publisher include landing worldwide administration of Prince's catalog and signing Romeo Santos to his first publishing deal, a 6.5 percent increase in total global revenue over 2015 and a 12.6 percent year-to-year increase in global synch revenue. "When I got here, the company led with administration -- I had to make creative the driver," says the mother of three. "We're there."