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April 13, 1994 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Title: Chairman and CEO of Airtouch Communications Age: 57 Education: Bachelor's degree in industrial management, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. Interests: Reading, golf, tennis, watching the Golden State Warriors. An avid health and fitness buff, he works out almost daily at 5:30 a.m. at the company gym. Telephone habit: Severe enough to require three phones in his company Cadillac, including one that's always charging in the trunk. Family: He and his wife, Ann, have two sons and a daughter.
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April 13, 1994 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Title: Chairman and CEO of Airtouch Communications Age: 57 Education: Bachelor's degree in industrial management, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. Interests: Reading, golf, tennis, watching the Golden State Warriors. An avid health and fitness buff, he works out almost daily at 5:30 a.m. at the company gym. Telephone habit: Severe enough to require three phones in his company Cadillac, including one that's always charging in the trunk. Family: He and his wife, Ann, have two sons and a daughter.
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BUSINESS
August 23, 1993 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Pacific Telesis shareholders ultimately benefit from the proposed spinoff of the company's $1-billion cellular phone operations, few will fare as well as Telesis Chairman Sam Ginn, the plan's principal architect. Ginn will leave Telesis to become chairman of the proposed new wireless communications company, where he will exchange his Telesis stock options for a stake in the spinoff that will probably make him its largest non-institutional investor.
BUSINESS
August 23, 1993 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Pacific Telesis shareholders ultimately benefit from the proposed spinoff of the company's $1-billion cellular phone operations, few will fare as well as Telesis Chairman Sam Ginn, the plan's principal architect. Ginn will leave Telesis to become chairman of the proposed new wireless communications company, where he will exchange his Telesis stock options for a stake in the spinoff that will probably make him its largest non-institutional investor.
BUSINESS
August 20, 1987
Sam Ginn, president, chief operating officer and vice chairman of San Francisco-based Pacific Telesis Group, has been named a director of First Interstate Bancorp, Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
September 6, 1985
Dublin-based Lucky Stores elected to its board Sam L. Ginn, vice chairman of Pacific Telesis Group and group president of PacTel Cos.
BUSINESS
October 27, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pacific Telesis Continues Study of Possible Split: After the board's meeting last weekend, the company said several important issues remain to be resolved before directors can decide whether to spin off telephone operations in California and Nevada to concentrate on newer communications technologies, including cellular and other wireless systems. Pacific Telesis Chairman Sam Ginn said that while the board hopes to settle the matter quickly, no deadline for a final decision has been set.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Pacific Telesis Foundation has awarded the San Francisco Symphony $250,000, enabling music director Herbert Blomstedt to take the performers on a California tour--including stops in Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fresno, Santa Barbara, Orange County and Palm Springs--in late 1989 and early 1990. It was the largest cultural award in the five-year history of the foundation, said Sam Ginn, chief executive officer of Pacific Telesis Group.
BUSINESS
December 11, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Pacific Telesis Decision Expected Soon: The telecommunications holding company's board is meeting next Friday and, according to several analysts, is likely to make a final decision then on whether to divide the company between its monopoly telephone operations and its more speculative, high-tech ventures.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1989 | From Times wire service s
The Pacific Telesis Group board of directors today approved a dividend increase of 6.8%, from 44 cents per common share to 47 cents, for the first quarter of this year. "This is our fifth consecutive annual dividend increase, demonstrating our continued commitment to enhance share owner value and our confidence in the future earnings potential of Pacific Telesis," said Sam Ginn, chairman and chief executive officer. The dividend will be paid May 1 to share owners of record as of April 7.
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