Category Archives: People in Business

Local Business Leader Interview: C. Smith, Composter

Interview with Compost Producer C. Smith Origins Ms. Smith was a rancher and sent her manure as an input to a composter in the region. Initially, she passively learned the composting process through her interactions with the composter. She became … Continue reading

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Food and Beverage: Clarence Otis, Jr. and Indra Nooyi

Clarence Otis, Jr. (Darden Restaurants, NYSE: DRI) Clarence Otis, Jr. was born in Mississippi in 1956 but soon moved to the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Always a standout student, Mr. Otis graduated from Williams College, Massachusetts with honors and … Continue reading

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Financiers: Ken Chenault and Vikram Pandit

Ken Chenault (American Express, NYSE: AXP) Son of a dentist, Ken Chenault experienced a middle-class youth. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Mr. Chenault began a successful career path that culminated in three decades with American Express with the last … Continue reading

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