A Proud Heritage Standing Out From the Crowd in BUSINESS
C. EDWARD ACKER, Southern Methodist '48 Chairman, Atlantic Coast Airlines, Former President of Pan American World Airways, Inc., Former Chairman and CEO of BWIA International Airways, Former President, The Wings Club.
KENNETH D. BRODY, Maryland '63 Chairman, The Commission on U.S.-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy. Governor, American Red Cross. Founding partner in Winslow Partners LLC. Board Member of Quest Diagnostics. Former President and Chairman of U.S. Export-Import Bank from 1993-96. Former Partner of Goldman Sachs & Company for 20 years.
WILLIAM H. DAVIDSON, Wisconsin '24 Co-Founder and Former President of Harley- Davidson Motor Company.
BURNETT W. DONOHO, Vanderbilt '58 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 1995 2000 Club Sports International, a privately held group of up-scale health clubs and spas; former Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer of Macy's East, a chain of 60 department stores and a then division of R.H. Macy & Co., Inc.; former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Montgomery Ward & Co., Inc., a major retailer. On the Board of Directors of Gtech Corporation.
WILLIAM C. FERGUSON, Albion '49 Chairman and CEO, Former president of NYNEX Corporation. Chairman of the Telecommunications Industry Bond Campaign. Member of the Business Roundtable, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a director of the Wharton/Spencer Stuart Directors' Institute. Former President and CEO of New York Telephone from 1983-87. Former Executive Vice President and COO for Michigan Bell from 1978-83. Director and former chairman of the Business Council of New York State Inc. 1994 National Chairman of the U. S. Savings Bond Volunteer Committee.
JOSEPH R. GLADDEN, Emory '61 General Counsel of The Coca-Cola Company was appointed a Director of CCA and was designated to become Chairman of CCA following the retirement of Mr Dean Wills AO, 65, at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting of CCA to be held on April 16, 1999. Gladden, 56, a lawyer, served as Chairman of Coca-Cola Beverages (Canada) until 1997 and is currently Vice-Chairman of Coca-Cola Enterprises, the largest anchor bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world.
GEORGE V. GRUNE, Duke '49 Chairman of the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, Inc. and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, Inc. Mr. Grune, who first joined the Reader's Digest in 1960, retired as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in August 1995 and August 1994, respectively. He returned to the Company in those capacities from August 1997 to April 1998 and remained an employee until July 1998. He served as a Director from 1976 to his retirement in 1995, and returned to the Board in August 1997. Mr. Grune is also a director of Avon Products, Inc., Bestfoods, The Chase Manhattan Corporation and Federated Department Stores, Inc.
MATTHEW J. HART, Vanderbilt '71 Executive Vice President and CFO for Hilton Hotels. Former Senior Vice President and Treasurer for the Walt Disney Company. Former Executive Vice President and CFO for Host Marriott Corporation.
JAMES P. HOFFA, Michigan State '60 General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (1999 - present). Practiced law in Michigan from 1968 - 1993 representing Teamster Joint Councils, Local Unions and members. Served as Executive Assistant to Michigan Teamsters Joint Council #43 in September 1993.
ROY M. HUFFINGTON, Southern Methodist ' 35 Chairman and CEO of Roy M. Huffington, Inc. and Former Ambassador to Austria (1990 - 1993). Secured a production-sharing contract for oil and gas with the government of Indonesia. Won Ambassador of the Year in 1992 from the Diplomatic Club of Vienna. Member of the Texas Business Hall of Fame. J.
ERIK JONSSON, Rensselaer '24 Founder, Former Chairman and President of Texas Instruments Incorporated, member of the Fortune magazine Hall of Fame for Business Leadership. Former Mayor of Dallas, Texas.
DONALD R. KEOUGH, Georgia '86 Chairman, Allen & Company Incorporated, a New York investment banking firm. Past president and chief operating officer of The Coca- Cola Co. Keough serves on the Boards of H. J. Heinz Company, The Washington Post Company, The Home Depot and McDonald's Corporation. He is immediate past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame. His tenure with the Coca-Cola Co. dates back to 1950. He held the office of the president of Coca-Cola USA and was later given the responsibility for the Company's business in North and South America. Keough was elected president, chief operating officer and director of The Coca-Cola Company in 1981. From 1986 to 1993, he served as chairman of the board.
J. TERRY LANNI, Southern California '62 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MGM Grand Inc. Former President and CEO of Caesar's World.
EARL T. LEONARD, Georgia '56 Senior Vice-President of the Coca-Cola Company since 1983. Member of the Boards of Directors of Special Olympics International. Former press secretary to U.S. Senator Richard B. Russell and was a founder of the Senate Press Secretaries Association.
BILLY JOE "RED" MCCOMBS, Texas '49 Owner of the Minnesota Vikings National Football League professional football team. Owner of the San Antonio Spurs National Basketball Association professional basketball team. General Manager, Partner and Sole Owner of Red McCombs Ford. Inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame with its Distinguished Service Citation. Founder, Board of Directors member and 5% owner of Clear Channel Communications.
F. JAMES MCDONALD, GMI-EMI '83 Former President, CEO and COO of General Motors Corporation.
JOSEPH J. MELONE, Pennsylvania '51 Chairman Emeritus, The Equitable Companies, Inc. Former President and Chief Executive Officer of both The Equitable Companies Incorporated and its principal insurance subsidiary, The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.
WILLIAM MITCHELL, Lamar '57 Vice Chairman of the Board of Texas Instruments Incorporated until his retirement in December 1996. Mr. Mitchell joined Texas Instruments in 1961, was elected a Corporate Vice President and President of the Defense Systems and Electronics Group in 1984, Executive Vice President and President of the Systems and Equipment Sector in 1991 and Vice Chairman in1993. He is a director of Curtiss-Wright Corporation and a trustee of Mitre Corporation. Mr. Mitchell has served as a director of PRIMEX Technologies since January 1997. William Mitchell School of Law.
ROBERT M. MOSBACHER, Washington & Lee '46 Established Mosbacher Petroleum Co. in Houston, Texas. Forbes magazine listed him among its "Four Hundred" in 1983. Secretary of Commerce under President George Bush. National Finance Chairman for President Gerald Ford (1976) and President Bush (1988).
ROD PERTH, San Jose State '65 Director of the Marvel Enterprises since October 1998. Mr. Perth has been President of Jim Henson Television Group Worldwide at the Jim Henson Company since May 1999. From October 1994 until July 1998, Mr. Perth wasthe President of USA Networks Entertainment at USA Network. At USA Network, Mr. Perth was responsible for the development and production of programming, including programming for the Sci-Fi Channel. Prior to joining USA Network, Mr. Perth served as Senior Vice President, Late Night and Non-Network Programming at CBS Entertainment, where he was instrumental in the resurgence of the CBS Late Night Franchise and was a key member of the team that brought the "Late Show with David Letterman" to CBS. Mr. Perth joined the CBS Entertainment division in 1989 as Vice President, Late Night Programs. Mr. Perth is also a Director of Big-Hub, an e-commerce Internet business.
LEWIS E. PLATT, Cornell '60 Former President, CEO (1992 - 1998) and Chairman (1993 - present) of Hewlett-Packard Company. Advisory Committee on Trade Policy Negotiations and Chairman of the World Trade Organization Task Force. Member of The Business Council and The Business Roundtable. American Electronics Association Medal of Achievement. Member of the Board of Directors of Boeing Corporation.
CHARLES E. RICE, Florida '54 Vice Chairman, Corporate Development of Bank of America, a bank holding company. He is a director of CSX Corporation. Before becoming Vice Chairman, Corporate Development of Bank of America, Mr.Rice was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Barnett Banks, Inc. for more than five years. He has been a Director of Sprint since 1975.
ROBERT L. SHINN, Duke '48 Head, St. Joe Hospitality Development Group, developing resorts and time-share developments for St. Joe and other development services to the hospital industry. Former Senior Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering's Florida operations and President of Celebration Co., developer of the Celebration community in Osceola County.
JERRY D. SEMLER, Purdue '55 Chairman, President and CEO of American United Life Insurance Company. Director Emeritus for the Million Dollar Roundtable Foundation. Director of the American College of Sports Medicine. ROBERT L. SHERROD, Georgia Former Editor for Saturday Evening Post
JOSEPH D. SMAHA, Georgia '58 Principal in 40 Wendy's restaurants, two Flakey Jake's and president and principal of Smaha Family Restaurants Inc., a franchisee of 13 Papa John's Pizza restaurants located throughout Georgia. He is also a principal in the Forman Group Inc., the Purchasing Association of Private Clubs Inc., (which currently has 350 country clubs as members nationwide) and four Buckhead's Mountain Grills. Former Vice president with Long John Silver's Seafood Shoppes and former senior vice president for development, president and COO of Chi-Chi's Mexican Restaurants.
LAWRASON D. THOMAS, Michigan '53 Former Director, Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Amoco Oil Company. Board member of several organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers, the America-China Society and Rust International, Inc. He als o is a director of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
WILLAM A. TORREY, St. Lawrence '57 President and Governor, Florida Panthers. Former , Chairman, President and General Manager, New York Islanders. Hockey Hall of Famer.
RICHARD A. VOELL, Illinois '54 Former President and CEO of The Rockerfeller Group. Chairman of the Business Council of the United Nations.
BERNARD VONDERSCHMITT, Rose-Hulman '43 Chief Executive Officer of Xilinx from August 1994 to January 1996 and was President of the Company from its inception in February 1984 to August 1994. Mr. Vonderschmitt now serves as Chairman of the Xilinx's Board of Directors and as a consultant to the Company. Mr.Vonderschmitt is also a director of Credence Systems, Inc., International Microelectronic Products, Inc. and Sanmina Corporation.
W. PAT WEBER, Lamar '57 Served in various capacities with Texas Instruments Incorporated from 1962 until his retirement in April 1998. From December 1986 until December 1993, he served as the President of Texas Instrument's worldwide semiconductor operations; and from December 1993 until his retirement in April 1998, he served as Vice Chairman of Texas Instruments. He held a number of executive positions in TI's semiconductor, international, defense, digital systems, consumer, materials, and controls businesses. He is a director of Kmart Corporation and Micron Technology, Inc. He has served as a director of Uniigraphics Solutions since June 1998.
JOHN A. YOUNG, Oregon State '50 Vice Chairman of the Board of Novell since April 1997. Mr. Young was acting Chairman of the Novell Board of Directors from August 1996 until April 1997. Mr. Young retired in 1992 from his position as Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company, an international computation and measurement company, a position he held for fifteen years. He has had a long association with competitiveness issues, having chaired President Reagan's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness and founded the Council on Competitiveness in 1986. Mr. Young is also a director of Affymetrix, Chevron Corp., International Integration, Inc., Lucent Technology,SmithKline Beecham plc, and Wells Fargo & Co. , and is a member of The Business Council.
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