William Collins Whitney – Business Executive

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Name William Collins Whitney
Profession Business Executive
Date of Birth 1841-07-05
Place of Birth Massachusetts
Age 62 yrs
Death Date 1904-02-02
Birth Sign Cancer

About William Collins Whitney

Remembered as both a politician and a successful businessman, this conservative “Bourbon” Democrat served as President Grover Cleveland’s first Secretary of the Navy and made his fortune in the legal, railway, steel, coal, financial, and horse racing industries.

Early Life of William Collins Whitney

After graduating from Yale University in the early 1860s, he pursued a law degree at Harvard College.

Trivia

Over the course of his life, he bred nearly thirty American race-winning horses.

Family Life

A member of the wealthy and socially prominent Whitney family, he grew up with a brother, Henry Melville Whitney, who headed major steamship and railway companies, and with sisters, Lily and Susan, who married into other prominent families. His marriage to Flora Payne produced children named Harry, Pauline, Payne, Oliver, and Dorothy; his second wife (whom he married after Flora Payne’s death) was Edith May.

Associated With

His oldest son, Harry Whitney, carried on the Whitney family’s horse breeding legacy, producing a dozen Kentucky Derby horses.

Dale Dye – Business Executive

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Name Dale Dye
Profession Business Executive
Date of Birth 1944-10-08
Place of Birth Cape Girardeau, MO
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Birth Sign Libra

About Dale Dye

A Vietnam War veteran, author, businessman, and actor, he served as a consultant on the HBO miniseries, The Pacific. He also became the CEO of Warriors, Inc., a company that trains film actors in the realistic portrayal of characters involved in wars and military operations.

Early Life of Dale Dye

He ended his military career in 1984. He subsequently published several novels, including Run Between The Raindrops (1985) and Conduct Unbecoming (1992).

Trivia

He was cast as Colonel Porter in Falling Skies, a TNT science-fiction series, and he also played Colonel Robert F. Sink in Band of Brothers on HBO.

Family Life

He was born in Missouri to Della Grace Koehler and Dale Adam Dye. He was married three times and had two children (Adrienne and Christopher). He and his third wife, Julia, along with comic book artist Gerry Kissell, created a graphic novel entitled Code Word: Geronimo that recounted the successful killing of Osama bin Laden by Navy SEAL Team 6.

Associated With

He served as technical adviser for Oliver Stone’s 1994 movie, Natural Born Killers.

Deborah Needleman – Business Executive

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Name Deborah Needleman
Profession Business Executive
Date of Birth 1963-11-23
Place of Birth United States
Age
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Birth Sign Sagittarius

About Deborah Needleman

Publisher and editor known for being the editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. She’d previously served as an editor for WSJ. Magazine and Domino magazine.

Early Life of Deborah Needleman

She attended George Washington University. After graduating, she worked at the The Washington Post Sunday magazine.

Trivia

She’s also worked at The New York Times and Slate and published the book The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate & Live Well in 2011.

Family Life

She married Jacob Weisberg, with whom she has two children.

Associated With

She and Emily Schuman both worked at Domino magazine.

Hassan Jameel – Business Executive

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Name Hassan Jameel
Profession Business Executive
Date of Birth 1988-10-22
Place of Birth Saudi Arabia
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Birth Sign Libra

About Hassan Jameel

Deputy president and vice chairman of his family’s business called Abdul Latif Jameel Domestic who became better known through his relationship with singer Rihanna. 

Early Life of Hassan Jameel

He comes from one of the richest Arab families in the world.

Trivia

He stepped out with Rihanna at Grammy after-parties in 2018.

Family Life

He was married to art expert Lina Lazaar. He dated Rihanna from 2017 to early 2020. 

Associated With

He is a close friend of Naomi Campbell.

Dominic Brownlee – Business Executive

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Name Dominic Brownlee
Profession Business Executive
Date of Birth 1981-08-17
Place of Birth England
Age
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Birth Sign Leo

About Dominic Brownlee

Father of Sophia Grace Brownlee who works in the music industry as a writer, producer and consultant. He is also the CEO of PinkSky Entertainment.

Early Life of Dominic Brownlee

Originally from England, she moved with her family to Los Angeles, California.

Trivia

He helps manage the career of his daughter Sophia.

Family Life

He married Carly Brownlee. They have another daughter named Belle.

Associated With

Wrestling divas Nikki and Brie Bella were featured in the music video of Sophia’s song “Hollywood.”

Doug McMillon – Business Executive

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Name Doug McMillon
Profession Business Executive
Date of Birth 1966-10-17
Place of Birth Tennessee
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Birth Sign Libra

About Doug McMillon

In early 2014, this Arkansas businessman began serving as President and C.E.O. of Walmart. Several years earlier, he had held the same position with the Walmart sub-chain Sam’s Club, as well as with the Walmart International division.

Early Life of Doug McMillon

After earning an undergraduate accounting degree from the University of Arkansas, he completed his MBA at the University of Tulsa. In 1990, he began his full-time association with the Walmart company.

Trivia

He became a member of the U.S. China Business Council’s board of directors.

Family Life

He spent his earliest days in Memphis, Tennessee, and the bulk of his childhood in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Associated With

He succeeded fellow businessman Mike Duke as C.E.O. of Walmart.

Doug Davis – Business Executive

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Name Doug Davis
Profession Business Executive
Date of Birth 1974-03-06
Place of Birth New York City, NY
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Birth Sign Pisces

About Doug Davis

Music industry executive and lawyer who founded The Davis Firm, PLLC, an entertainment and sports law firm. He was featured in Jeff Rabhan’s book “Cool Jobs In The Music Business,” and stories about him have been published by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Early Life of Doug Davis

He graduated from Fordham University School of Law with a Juris Doctor after getting political science degree from The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Trivia

He sits on a number of boards as a philanthropist. His DLD Twitter account was named one of the “Top 5 Music Power” accounts by The Hollywood Reporter.

Family Life

He has a daughter named Billie. His parents are Adelberg and Clive Davis.

Associated With

He became a licensed NBA player agent, and has represented Metta World Peace.

Doug Armstrong – Business Executive

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Name Doug Armstrong
Profession Business Executive
Date of Birth 1964-09-24
Place of Birth Sarnia,
Canada
Age
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Birth Sign Libra

About Doug Armstrong

Former general manager of the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars who took over as the general manager of the St. Louis Blues in 2010.

Early Life of Doug Armstrong

He joined the Dallas Stars in 1991; he was appointed as General Manager in 2002.

Trivia

He was assistant general manager of the Stars in 1999 when they won the Stanley Cup. He was named NHL General Manager of the Year in 2013.

Family Life

His father is Hall of Fame linesman Neil Armstrong.

Associated With

Former All-Star right winger Brett Hull succeeded him as general manager of the Stars.

Doug Bowser – Business Executive

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Name Doug Bowser
Profession Business Executive
Date of Birth 1965-08-11
Place of Birth Danville, CA
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Birth Sign Leo

About Doug Bowser

Business executive who has risen to fame as the president of Nintendo of America. In February 2019, he was announced as the heir apparent to become Nintendo’s COO and president in April 2019.

Early Life of Doug Bowser

He graduated from the University of Utah in 1984 with his BA in organizational communication and business. He subsequently worked in sales for Procter & Gamble for ten years. 

Trivia

He worked as Nintendo America’s VP of Sales, where he oversaw the release of the popular Nintendo Switch console in 2016. He previously worked for Electronic Arts. 

Family Life

He and his wife Gail share two children named Erin and Kyle.

Associated With

He was announced as Nintendo America’s impending new COO and president to succeed Reggie Fils-Aime. 

Ernie Accorsi – Sports Executive

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Name Ernie Accorsi
Profession Sports Executive
Date of Birth 1941-10-29
Place of Birth Pennsylvania
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Birth Sign Scorpio

About Ernie Accorsi

National Football League executive who managed the New York Giants from 1998 until 2007. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he also managed the Baltimore Colts and the Cleveland Browns.

Early Life of Ernie Accorsi

Early in his career, he worked as a sports journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Boston Sun.

Trivia

He worked in the Baltimore Colts’ public relations department during the 1970s.

Family Life

Born in Hershey, Pennsylvania, he attended college at North Carolina’s Wake Forest University.

Associated With

He drafted Super Bowl-winning running back Brandon Jacobs to the New York Giants.