Lewis Cullman - General American Independent Director


USD 47.24  0.80  1.72%   

Mr. Lewis B. Cullman is an Independent Director of General American Investors Company, Inc. In addition to his tenure since 1961 as a Director of the Company, Mr. Cullman was an investor and entrepreneur for over 50 years. Mr. Cullman formed the Incubation Group Limited, a closed end fund dedicated to buying securities unrecognized by banks and trust companies. Out of that list, emerged Orkin Exterminating Company, which became the first leveraged buyout, which he coengineered in the early 1960s. Also out of the Incubation Group Limited was Allied Graphic Arts a second leveraged buyout in the late 1960s. Those purchases were followed by the purchase of Keith Clark in the late 1970s, a desk calendar company which acquired AtAGlance and adopted its name and made it the largest manufacturer of calendars and appointments books in the United States until its sale to Mead Corporationrationration in 1999. Cullman Ventures was formed to hold AtAGlance and Allied Graphic Arts, and authored his memoir, You Cant Take It With You The Art of Making and Giving Money, which describes the benefits of philanthropy, to which he was devoted throughout his life. Mr. Cullman is presently Chairman Emeritus of Chess in the Schools Honorary Trustee for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Honorary Trustee for the Museum of Modern Art Life Trustee of the New York Botanical Garden and a Trustee for The New York Public Library
Age: 99  Director Since 1961      
Cullman graduated from Yale University, earned an M.S. from New York University, received an honorary doctorate from Purdue University, and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. With his broad business and financial background, Mr. Cullman provides the Company’s Board of Directors with valuable financial and business expertise.

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General American Inv Leadership Team

Elected by the shareholders, the General American's board of directors comprises two types of representatives: General American inside directors who are chosen from within the company, and outside directors, selected externally and held independent of General. The board's role is to monitor General American's management team and ensure that shareholders' interests are well served. General American's inside directors are responsible for reviewing and approving budgets prepared by upper management to implement core corporate initiatives and projects. On the other hand, General American's outside directors are responsible for providing unbiased perspectives on the board's policies.
Diane Radosti, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer
Henry Schirmer, Director
Clara Villar, Director
Linda Genid, Assistant Corporate Secretary
Arthur Altschul, Independent Director
Connie Maria, Assistant Corporate Secretary
Lewis Cullman, Independent Director
Spencer Davidson, Chairman of the Board, CEO
Anang Majmudar, Vice President
Eugene Stark, Principal Financial Officer, Vice President - Administration, Chief Compliance Officer
Sidney Knafel, Lead Independent Director
Craig Grassi, Assistant Vice-President
Sally Lynch, Vice President
Michael Robinson, Vice President
Raymond Troubh, Independent Director
Daniel Neidich, Independent Director
Rose Lynch, Director
Andrew Vindigni, Senior Vice President
Liron Kronzon, Vice President
Jeffrey Priest, President
Betsy Gotbaum, Independent Director
Samantha Jin, Treasurer, Principal Accounting Officer
Maureen LoBello, Assistant Secretary
Rodney Berens, Independent Director
John Gordan, Independent Director

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