Mathematics is embedded in the DNA of Nkechi Madonna Adeleine Agwu. Her father, Jacob Agwu, was an economist and her mother, Europa Wilson Agwu, was a mathematics teacher.
The 2010 list of The Network Journal’s 40 Under Forty Achievers is the 13th in the history of this highly anticipated annual list.
Facing unprecedented budget pressures as the worst recession since the 1930s continues to roil the economy, public and private-sector institutions alike are slashing costs to the bone, taking such measures as consolidating supply chains to favor larger suppliers who can offer greater bang for limited bucks.
For American corporate honcho Richard Parsons, owning a winery is pretty close to a dream job come true. In 2000, Parsons, chairman of Citigroup Inc. and the former CEO of Time Warner Inc., purchased Il Palazzone, a 20-acre Tuscan winery that has been producing wine since 1990. Running a winery is quite different from running a public company, he concedes, but that hasn’t stopped him from making the most of his soul-satisfying project.
Mary McLeod Bethune surely would have been one of The Network Journal’s “25 Influential Black Women in Business” honorees were she alive today.
Models from European, Asian and American carmakers comprise the lineup of specials this fall. Here’s a preview of our 2010 choices.
Dr. Daveed Frazier is president of Orthopaedic Associates of New York P.C.
A board-certified orthopedic surgeon with advanced fellowship training in spinal surgery and correction of spinal deformity, he offers patients an array of treatment options to relieve pain and correct problems of the back and neck, ranging from a nonsurgical muscle relaxant to surgical disc replacement. It’s hard to believe he once ran away from a career in medicine. Why did he turn back?
For entrepreneur Albert Fuller, success comes in cardboard boxes. As the CEO of Integrated Packaging Corp. in New Brunswick, N.J., he should know. His company is one of the largest and most profitable African American-owned manufacturing businesses in the New York metro area.
Blessed are the toilers, some say, especially those who are able to put their own feet to their faith and bring their dreams to life.
With the U.S. economy in recession and forecast to show only very modest growth in the near future, sponsorships and donations that normally bolster philanthropic organizations run by professional athletes are coming under pressure.