Christie Ann Hefner (born November 8, 1952) is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Playboy Enterprises, the company created by her father, Hugh Hefner. She stepped down from her position at Playboy on January 30, 2009. She has often worked with the progressive political organization Center for American Progress. Their site describes her as having "long been involved in electing progressive candidates, advancing women, First Amendment issues, and advancing treatment for people with HIV/AIDS." She is currently executive chairman of Canyon Ranch Enterprises, chairman of the board of Hatch Beauty, board member and strategic advisor of Luminary Digital Media, and global editorial advisory boardmember of Reuters.
Hefner was born in Wilmette, Illinois. She is the daughter of Mildred (Williams) and Hugh Hefner. Her parents had separated by the time she was five. When her mother remarried, she moved to Wilmette, Illinois. There she graduated from New Trier High School. She attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen during the summers from 1964-1969.
She graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University with a bachelor's degree in English and American literature in 1974. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year.
After college, she started working at Playboy. After four years, she was promoted to vice president.
In 1982, she became president of Playboy Enterprises, and was made chairman of the board and CEO in 1988. The company acquired adult-oriented businesses such as Spice Network and ClubJenna.
In 2008, she released a memo to employees about her efforts to streamline the company's operations, including eliminating its DVD division and laying off staff.
On December 8, 2008, she announced her plans to step down as CEO of Playboy as of January 31, 2009.Hefner said that the election of Barack Obama as the next U.S. president had inspired her to give more time to charitable work, and that the decision to step down was her own. "Just as this country is embracing change in the form of new leadership, I have decided that now is the time to make changes in my own life as well," she said.
In May 2011, she was named executive chairman of Canyon Ranch Enterprises, a resort company that operates six premier spa destinations and an online website providing health and wellness advice.
Hefner created the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award in honor of her father, and has helped to raise $30 million to build the CORE Center in Chicago, the first outpatient facility in the Midwest for people with AIDS.
Chris McCormick (born in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is the former chief executive officer of L.L.Bean mail-order, online and retail company based in Freeport, Maine. He is the first non-family member to have held this position at L.L. Bean. McCormick joined the company in 1983 as an advertising manager and was the chief marketing officer before assuming the role of president and CEO in May 2001. On November 3, 2015, Stephen Smith was named the fourth President and CEO of L.L.Bean. , with McCormick retiring from the company.
McCormick is a member of the Advisory Council of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University.
McCormick graduated from Fairfield University Dolan School of Business in 1977 and completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 2000.
Charles H. "Chuck" Robbins is an American businessman. He serves as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Cisco Systems, the American manufacturer of networking hardware.
Robbins was educated at Rocky Mount High School in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. In 1987, he received a bachelor's degree in Mathematical Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For five years after graduation, he worked as an application developer for North Carolina National Bank, (now part of Bank of America). Robbins next worked for Wellfleet Communications, which merged with SynOptics to become Bay Networks, followed by a short spell at Ascend Communications before joining Cisco in 1997.
On 4 May 2015, Cisco announced that the CEO and chairman John Chambers would step down as CEO on 26 July 2015 but remain chairman. Chuck Robbins, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales & Operations and a 17-year Cisco veteran, would become CEO.
Robbins was appointed CEO of Cisco Systems on 26 July 2015.
Charles Rozanski (born March 11, 1955) is a German-American retailer and columnist, known as the President and CEO of the Denver, Colorado-based Mile High Comics Inc., and a columnist for the Comics Buyer's Guide.
Mile High Comics:
In 1969, when Rozanski was 13, he began working out of his parents' Colorado basement, selling back issues of comic books by running mail order ads in the magazine Rocket's Blast Comicollector. The following year, he began promoting comics as the youngest seller ever to exhibit at the Colorado Springs Antiques Market. In 1971, he founded the Colorado Springs Comics Club. The following year, he attended his first national comics convention, Multicon in Oklahoma City, where he sold $1,800 USD in comics in three days. It was this point that he realized comics retailing could be a career. He opened his first store in Boulder, Colorado in 1974 with $800 in cash and 10,000 comics. By 1977, he had expanded to four stores in the greater Denver area. In December of that year, he purchased the Edgar Church Collection, the largest and highest-quality Golden Age comics collection ever discovered. The cache had been preserved due to the unvarying 60 degree temperature and minimal humidity, and consisted of 16,000 comic books dating from 1937 to 1955, including the first Superman comic and the first Marvel Comic. The purchase of the Church Collection helped Mile High Comics expand its influence nationally, and helped bring a geometric rise to the price of rare comic books, which became a legitimate investment. Rozanski once sold a batch of comics from the Church Collection and used the profits to put a down payment on a 22,000 square-foot warehouse.
In 1979 Rozanski purchased Richard Alf Comics' mail order division, with which he gained systems and methods for greatly expanding his mail order sales. In 1980, Rozanski purchased a double-page ad in mainstream Marvel comics, listing prices for back issues he had for sale. This ad, which was the first of its kind, was a departure from the general practice of the time for its inclusion of prices, which Rozanski explains was a way to educate non-collectors as to the value of their collections. The ad affirmed that back issues were a valid commodity for the collector's market, and lead not only to a boom to Mile High Comics, but to the entire back issue market. In 1991 Rozanski opened the first comics mega-store in Denver, which measured 11,000 square feet. The company eventually expanded to eight stores, and has grown to become one of the most successful comics specialty shops in the United States.
In 2002 Rozanski began writing the column "Tales from the Database" for the Comics Buyer's Guide.
Rozanski drives all over the U.S. to local comics shops in order to stock Mile High's back issue inventory. He is also a frequent attendee at comic book conventions across the country.
Rozanski was one of five people whose journey to and experiences at the San Diego Comic Con were depicted in the 2011 Morgan Spurlock documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope. In the film, Rozanski seeks to sell a copy of Red Raven #1 for $500,000 in order to pay off his debts. Although he does not sell the comic book, his booth at the convention generates more profit than the previous year's, allowing Mile High Comics to move into a new 65,000 square foot warehouse.
Awards and recognition:
Rozanski is widely recognized as an industry leader, and in 2003 he was awarded the Defender of Liberty Award by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for his long-standing dedication to the protection of free speech.
Born : 1945
Spouse : Villoo Poonawalla
Net worth : 8.5 billion USD (2015) Forbes
Children : Adar Poonawalla
Organization founded : Serum Institute of India
Siblings : Zavaray Poonawalla
Cyrus S. Poonawalla is an Indian vaccine magnate, He is the chairman of Poonawalla Group, which includes Serum Institute of India, the Indian biotech company that manufactures paediatric vaccines.
Education and career:
As per Forbes Mar 2016 rankings, Poonawalla's net worth is $8.5 billion and is ranked #5th richest person in India and #133th richest person in the world. He did his schooling from The Bishop's School in Pune, and later graduated from Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce, University of Pune, in 1966.
He was awarded the Padma Shri for his contribution to the field of medicine, by Government of India in 2005.
Charles Clarence Butt was born into the world in 3rd February, 1938. He is an American beneficiary and extremely rich person. He acquired his family's San Antonio–based H-E-B store chain in 1971. The secretly held organization has in excess of 300 stores and $20 billion in deals, as per Forbes.
He was the child of Howard Edward Butt Sr. what's more, Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth, and the grandson of Florence Butt, who established H.E. Butt in 1905. Butt moved on from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School with a four year college education, where he joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He procured a MBA from Harvard Business School. Butt is single. Butt and his family were rejected from the yearly Forbes rundown of the world's top tycoons starting in 2016. The magazine changed its technique to bar people from families that share their fortunes.
He became administrator, CEO and leader of the H.E. Butt Grocery Company in 1971. In late 2019, he had a total assets of over US$10 billion as per Forbes. In 2013, AdvisoryCloud positioned Butt as the #5 CEO on its Top Chief Executive List. In November 2001, the Mexican government granted Butt the Aguila Azteca decoration for his altruistic contribution and transactions in Mexico. Butt swore $50 million to the Raising Texas Teachers grant asset to help the preparation of Texas state funded teachers. In January 2017, he swore $100 million to Texas government funded training and made The Holdsworth Center, named after his mom Mary Elizabeth Butt (née Holdsworth). In September 2017, Butt gave $5 million to J. J. Watt's Houston Hurricane Harvey alleviation reserve. As of May 2018, Butt vows to The Giving Pledge and writes in his delivery that he means to help kids and educators.
Charles de Ganahl Koch was born into the world in 1st November, 1935 in Wichita, Kansas, one of four children of Clementine Mary (née Robinson) and Fred Chase Koch. He is an American very rich person money manager and donor. As of April 2021, he was positioned as the fifteenth most extravagant individual on the planet on Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with an expected total assets of $63.1 billion. Koch has been co-proprietor, director, and CEO of Koch Industries since 1967, while his late sibling David Koch filled in as chief VP. Charles and David each claimed 42% of the combination. The siblings acquired the business from their dad, Fred C. Koch, then, at that point extended the business. Initially elaborate solely in oil refining and synthetic compounds, Koch Industries currently incorporates cycle and contamination control hardware and innovations, polymers and strands, minerals, manures, ware exchanging and administrations, woods and purchaser items, and farming. The organizations produce a wide assortment of notable brands, for example, Stainmaster cover, the Lycra brand of spandex fiber, Quilted Northern tissue, and Dixie Cup. Koch Industries is the biggest secretly held organization by income in the United States, as per Forbes. In February 2014, Koch was positioned ninth most extravagant individual on the planet by Hurun Report with an expected total assets of $36 billion. Already, in October 2012, he was positioned the sixth most extravagant individual on the planet with an expected total assets of $34 billion—as per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index—and was positioned eighteenth on Forbes World's Billionaires rundown of 2011 (and fourth on the Forbes 400), with an expected total assets of $25 billion, getting from his 42% stake in Koch Industries. He helped to establish the Washington, D.C.- based Cato Institute. Through the Koch Cultural Trust, established by Charles Koch's better half, Elizabeth, the Koch family has additionally subsidized imaginative activities and inventive artists. Along with his sibling, Koch has been a significant funder of research organizations that entryway to go against ecological guideline.
Koch's granddad, Harry Koch, was a Dutch worker who got comfortable West Texas, established the Quanah Tribune-Chief paper, and was an establishing investor of Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway. Among his maternal incredible extraordinary grandparents were William Ingraham Kip, an Episcopal minister, William Burnet Kinney, a lawmaker, and Elizabeth Clementine Stedman, an author. After school, Koch began work at Arthur D. Little, Inc. Koch has been hitched to his better half Liz since 1972. He has two kids, Chase Koch and Elizabeth Koch. Charles and his three siblings have all experienced prostate malignancy. Koch "infrequently concedes media meetings and likes to stay under the radar". Time magazine included Charles and David Koch among the most persuasive individuals of 2011. As indicated by the magazine, the rundown incorporates "activists, reformers and scientists, heads of state and chiefs of industry." The article depicts the siblings' obligation to unrestricted economy standards, the development and advancement of their business, and their help for Tea Party associations and political competitors. Koch lives in Wichita, Kansas and has homes in Indian Wells, California and Aspen, Colorado.
In 1961 he moved back to Wichita to join his dad's business, Rock Island Oil and Refining Company (presently known as Koch Industries). In 1967, he became leader of the business, which was then a medium-sized oil firm. around the same time, he renamed the firm Koch Industries to pay tribute to his father. Charles' siblings Frederick and Bill had acquired stock in Koch Industries. In June 1983, after a lawful and meeting room fight, the stakes of Frederick and Bill were purchased out for $1.1 billion and Charles and his more youthful sibling David became greater part proprietors in the organization. In spite of the settlement, legitimate debates proceeded until May 2001, when CBS News detailed that Koch Industries made due with $25 million. In 2006, Koch Industries created $90 billion in income, a development of multiple times over, which addresses a yearly intensified return of 18%. Starting at 2014, Koch was worth around $41.3 billion (in 2013 $36 billion) as indicated by the Forbes 400 rundown. He is overseer of gum and fiber organization Invista and head of Georgia-Pacific LLC, paper and mash items. Koch established or helped discovered a few associations, including the Cato Institute, the Institute for Humane Studies and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Bill of Rights Institute, and the Market-Based Management Institute. He is an individual from the Mont Pelerin Society.
Christopher John Kempczinski was born in 1967/1968 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Is an American business executive, and the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of McDonald's Corporation. Before to joining McDonald's, Kempczinski worked for Kraft Foods as chief VP of development drives, and leader of Kraft International. He left Kraft in September 2015.
Starting at 2008, Kempczinski is married, with two children. He has run marathons, and starting at 2020 was running at least event 50 miles per week. He is the child of Richard Kempczinski, who was Professor of Surgery and Chief of Vascular Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. And, Ann Marie Kempczinski, who was a grade teacher at Terrace Park Elementary in Cincinnati, Ohio. He went to began his career with Procter and Gamble in brand management, and Indian Hill High School in rural Cincinnati.
Kempczinski labored for a four years in its soap sector division, prior to leaving to go to Harvard Business School (HBS). After HBS he turned into an administration specialist at the Boston Consulting Group, focusing on buyer items and drugs. In 2000, Kempczinski joined PepsiCo in its corporate system and improvement bunch, and in 2006, was VP, Marketing, Non-Carbonated Beverages, Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages.
Charles H. Robbins was born in 1965/1966 in Grayson, Georgia. He is an American businessman, and the director and (CEO) of Cisco Systems. He acquired a Bachelor of Mathematics degree, in 1987, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He was educated at Rocky Mount High School in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He is married, with four kids. Toss lives in Los Gatos, California. Robbins is a fan of North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball; takes part in social media, and is noted for his humor.
Robbins started his carrer as an application engineer for North Carolina National Bank, (presently part of Bank of America). Following five years, he then, at that point joined Wellfleet Communications, which converged with SynOptics to become Bay Networks, trailed by a brief residency at Ascend Communications, prior to joining Cisco, in 1997. At Cisco, Robbins filled different posts, including senior VP of the Americas and senior VP of Worldwide Field Operations, a job where he drove Cisco's Worldwide Sales and Partner Organizations, and worked out Cisco's partnership program.