April 23, 1996 |
This year's Working Woman magazine list of the top 50 female business owners includes five women who run billion-dollar companies, with Martha Ingram, chairwoman of Ingram Industries, leading the pack. Ingram, who was public relations director of the Nashville, Tenn.-based conglomerate, took over its helm after the death last June of her husband, industrialist E. Bronson Ingram.
August 23, 1996 |
Mattel on Thursday picked a woman to run the house that Barbie built, making Jill E. Barad chief executive of the $3.6-billion toy manufacturer, arguably the most powerful businesswoman in the nation. When the 45-year-old Barad takes over Jan. 1 from 64-year-old John W. Amerman, she will top the very short list of women who head Fortune 1000 companies. That sorority numbers only four.
May 28, 1999 |
TLC Beatrice International Holdings Inc., once the nation's largest black-owned company, is being liquidated as part of an evolving strategy begun after the death of its founder, Reginald Lewis, in 1993. The liquidation plan, announced Thursday along with the sale of its Spanish soft drink division, is expected to return a healthy profit for investors and the Lewis family, the company said.
January 20, 1993 |
Reginald F. Lewis, the Harvard-educated lawyer who gained fame during the 1980s takeover craze and built the nation's largest black-owned business, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Tuesday after a short battle with brain cancer. The quick decline of the chairman and chief executive of TLC Beatrice International Holdings, who turned 50 last month, came as a shock to Lewis' friends and colleagues.
March 1, 1997 |
The Democratic National Committee announced Friday that it will return an additional $1.5 million in questionable or improper donations, doubling to nearly $3 million the campaign money given back so far. More than half of the refunded contributions were solicited by John Huang, the former Democratic fund-raiser from Glendale, Calif., who specialized in the Asian American community and is now at the center of the growing campaign finance controversy.