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Business leaders for Kerry

In a sign from Corporate America of support for their campaign, John Kerry and John Edwards were endorsed Wednesday by 200 business leaders. They are, in alphabetical order:

By Times Staff Writer
Published August 5, 2004

Zubaid Ahmad, managing director, J.P. Morgan Securities

Roger Altman, co-founder and chairman, Evercore Partners Inc.

Omar S. Amanat, CEO, T-Corp.; founder/former CEO, Marketscape

Karen Anderegg, former CEO, Clinique

Marc Andreessen, co-founder and chairman, Opsware Inc.

Michele Anthony, executive VP, Sony Music Entertainment

Clarence Avant, chairman, Motown Records Co.

Mario L. Baeza, chairman and CEO, TCW and Latin America Partners

Stewart Bainum Jr., chairman, Choice Hotels International

Charlene Barshefsky, senior partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Alan Belzer, retired president and COO, Allied-Signal

Daniel L. Black, principal, the Wicks Group of Companies LLC

David Bonderman, founder/managing partner, Texas Pacific Group

Shelby Bonnie, co-founder, chairman and CEO, CNET Networks

Crandall Bowles, chairman and CEO, Springs Industries

Eli Broad, chairman, AIG Retirement Services

Edgar Bronfman, former chairman, Seagram Co.

Edgar Bronfman Jr., chairman and CEO, Warner Music Group

Jeff Brotman, chairman, Costco Wholesale

Bobbi Brown, CEO, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Owsley Brown, chairman and CEO, Brown-Forman

John H. Bryan, former chairman and CEO, Sara Lee

Susie Tompkins Buell, co-founder, Espirit de Corp

August A. Busch IV, president, Anheuser-Busch

Brook Byers, general partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Lisa Caputo, senior financial executive, Citigroup

Tom Castro, president, El Dorado Communications

Vinton G. Cerf, senior vice president of technology strategy, MCI

Mark Chandler, vice president and general counsel, Cisco Systems

Peter Chernin, president and COO, News Corp.

Henry Cisneros, chairman and CEO, American City Vista

Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg, founders, Liz Claiborne

Jim Clark, founder of Netscape, Silicon Graphics and Healtheon

Kenneth Cole, chairman and CEO, Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.

Timothy C. Collins, founder and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings

Jack Connors Jr., chairman, Hill Holiday

Lewis Cullman, private investor

Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO, Synopsys

John K. Delaney, chairman and CEO, CapitalSource

Reid Dennis, managing partner, Institutional Venture Partners

Barry Diller, chairman and CEO, IAC/InterActiveCorp John Doerr, general partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Blair Effron, vice chairman, UBS Investment Bank

Bob Epstein, co-founder, Sybase

Fernando Espuelas, CEO, VOY

Jerry Fiddler, co-founder/former chairman and CEO, Wind River Systems

Marshall Field, chairman, Field Corp.

Larry Fish, chairman, president and CEO, Citizens Financial Group

John Fisher, managing director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Richard Fisher, chairman emeritus, Morgan Stanley

Robert J. Fisher, chairman, Gap Inc.

Joseph Flom, founding partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Tom Freston, co-president and co-COO, Viacom

Paul Fribourg, chairman, president and CEO, ContiGroup

Philip Frost, M.D., chairman and CEO, IVAX Corp.

Glen S. Fukushima, president, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Roy Furman, co-founder, Furman Selz

John Gage, chief researcher, Sun Microsystems

Mark T. Gallogly, partner, the Blackstone Group

Ralph Gerson, president and CEO, Guardian International Corp.

Charles M. Geschke, founder and chairman, Adobe Systems Inc.

Charles K. Gifford, chairman, Bank of America Corp.

Rob Glaser, founder, chairman and CEO, RealNetworks Inc.

Donald J. Gogel, president and CEO, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Mark Gorenberg, partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Phyllis Grann, former chairman and CEO, Penguin Putnam Publishing Group

Michael D. Granoff, president and CEO, Pomona Capital

Earl Graves Sr., chairman and CEO, Earl G. Graves Publishing Co.; founder and publisher, Black Enterprise magazine

Gerry Greenwald, chairman, Greenbriar Equity; former chairman and CEO, United Airlines

Garrett Gruener, managing partner, Alta Partners; founder, Ask Jeeves

Paul Guenther, former president, Paine Webber

Robert Haas, chairman of the board, Levi Strauss

Bill Hambrecht, founder, chairman and CEO, W.R. Hambrecht

Dr. Sidney Harman, executive chairman, Harman International

Alan Hassenfeld, chairman, Hasbro

William H. Hayden, senior managing director, Bear Stearns & Co.

F. Warren Hellman, co-founder and chairman, Hellman & Friedman

Leo Hindery Jr., president, AT&T Broadband

Bob Holland, former CEO, Ben and Jerry's

Robert Hormats, vice chairman, Goldman Sachs International

Reed E. Hundt, partner, Charles Ross Partners; former FCC chairman

Glenn Hutchins, co-founder, Silver Lake Partners

Lee Iacocca, former chairman, Chrysler

Irwin Jacobs, chairman and CEO, Qualcomm

James A. Johnson, vice chairman, Perseus LLC

Robert Johnson, founder, chairman & CEO, BET Interactive

Sheila Johnson, CEO, Salamander Development LLC

Thomas S. Johnson, chairman and CEO, GreenPoint Financial Corp.

Vernon E. Jordan Jr., senior managing director, Lazard

Donna Karan, founder and chief designer, Donna Karan International

Jeffrey Katzenberg, co-founder and principal, DreamWorks SKG

William E. Kennard, managing director, the Carlyle Group

Kirk Kerkorian, chairman, president and CEO, Tracinda Corp.

Steve Kirsch, founder and CEO, Propel Software

Bruce Klatsky, chairman and CEO, Phillips-Van Husen

Michael S. Klein, CEO of global banking, Citigroup

Fred Kleisner, chairman and CEO, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Jerome Kohlberg, special limited partner, Kohlberg & Co.

Kay Koplovitz, chairman, RTV Media; founder, USA Networks

Philip Lader, chairman, WPP Group PLC

Sherry Lansing, chairman/motion picture group, Paramount Pictures

Chris Larsen, CEO, E-Loan

Geraldine B. Laybourne, chairman and CEO, Oxygen Media

Rochelle Lazarus, chairman & CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

Alexandra Lebenthal, president, Lebenthal

Debra L. Lee, president and COO, BET Holdings

R. May Lee, COO, Rowen Warren; co-founder, Market Boy

Thomas H. Lee, founder and president, Thomas H. Lee Co.

Gerald M. Levin, retired chairman and CEO, Time Warner

Arthur Levitt Jr., senior adviser, the Carlyle Group; former SEC chairman

Edward Lewis, co-founder/chairman and CEO, Essence Communications

William M. Lewis Jr., co-chairman, investment banking, Lazard

Edward H. Linde, president and CEO, Boston Properties

Howard Lipson, senior managing director, the Blackstone Group

J. Bruce Llewellyn, chairman and CEO, Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Diana MacArthur, CEO, Dynamac Corp.

Vincent Mai, chairman and CEO, AEA Investors

Anthony E. Malkin, president & COO, W&M Properties

Peter May, president & COO, Triarc Companies

Raymond J. McGuire, managing director, Morgan Stanley

Judith McHale, president and CEO, Discovery Communications

Regis McKenna, Regis McKenna Inc.

Mack McLarty, former chairman and CEO, Arkla

Dennis Mehiel, chairman, Four M Corp.

Prakash Melwani, senior managing director, the Blackstone Group

Ed Meyer, chairman, president and CEO, Grey Global Group

Heidi Miller, EVP, JPMorganChase

Hamid Moghadam, chairman and CEO, AMB Property Corp.

Meridee Moore, managing partner, Watershed Asset Management

John Morgridge, chairman, Cisco Systems

Phil Murphy, senior director and former head, Goldman Sachs investment management division

Amy Pascal, chairman, Sony Motion Picture Group

Alan Patricof, co-founder, Apax Partners

Frank H. Pearl, chairman and CEO, Perseus LLC

Richard Perry, founder, Perry Capital

Charles Phillips, president, Oracle Corp.

Kim Polese, co-founder and former CEO, Marimba

Robert Pozen, chairman, MFS Investment Management

Hugh B. Price, senior adviser, Piper Rudnick; former president and CEO, National Urban League

Penny Pritzker, president, Pritzker Realty Group

Michael E. Pulitzer, chairman, Pulitzer Publishing Co.

Jeffrey Raikes, group VP, Microsoft

Steven Rattner, managing principal, Quadrangle Group LLC

Leonard Riggio, founder and chairman, Barnes & Noble

Stephen Robert, former chairman and CEO, Oppenheimer & Co.

Sandy Robertson, founder and partner, Francisco Partners

John W. Rogers Jr., founder/chairman/CEO, Ariel Capital Management

Felix Rohatyn, Rohatyn Associates LLC

John Roos, managing director, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

Benjamin M. Rosen, chairman emeritus, Compaq Computer Corp.

Daniel Rosensweig, COO, Yahoo

Jane Rosenthal, president, Tribeca Productions

Dave Roux, co-founder, Silver Lake Partners

Robert E. Rubin, member, office of the chairman, Citigroup

Kevin P. Ryan, CEO, DoubleClick

Haim Saban, chairman and CEO, Saban Capital Group

Herbert and Marion Sandler, chairmen of the board and CEOs, Golden West Financial Corp.

Roger W. Sant, co-founder and chairman emeritus, AES Corp.

Henry B. Schacht, director and senior adviser, Lucent Technologies; former chairman and CEO, Cummins Engine

Dan Scheinman, senior vice president, Cisco Systems

Ivan Schlager, partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google

Bernard L. Schwartz, chairman/CEO, Loral Space & Communications

Eli Segal, chairman, SchoolSports; vice chairman, Riverside Partners

Gordon Segal, CEO, Crate and Barrel

Nicole Seligman, EVP & general counsel, Sony Corp. of America

Rick Sergel, president and CEO, National Grid USA

Ron Shaich, CEO, Panera LLC

Jonathan Shapiro, president, Lillian Vernon

David E. Shaw, chairman and CEO, D.E. Shaw & Co.

Stanley S. Shuman, managing director, Allen & Co.

Russell Simmons, chairman/president/CEO, Rush Communications

James Sinegal, president and CEO, Costco Wholesale

David B. Singer, chairman, Oscient Pharmaceuticals; founding CEO, Affymetrix

Marva Smalls, EVP, public affairs and chief of staff, Nickelodeon Networks

Jeffrey H. Smulyan, chairman/president/CEO, Emmis Communications

Barry Sternlicht, chairman/CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

Thomas F. Steyer, founder and senior managing member, Farallon Capital Management

William P. Stiritz, chairman, Ralcorp Holdings; chairman, Energizer Holdings

Lou Susman, vice chairman, Citigroup

Sally Susman, senior communications executive, Estee Lauder

Percy Sutton, chairman emeritus, Inner City Broadcasting

Robert Tannenhauser, CEO, Business Loan Express LLC

Frederick Terrell, chairman, Carver Bancorp; CEO and managing partner, Provender

John W. Thompson, chairman and CEO, Symantec

Warren M. Thompson, chairman/president, Thompson Hospitality

Jonathan Tisch, chairman and CEO, Loews Hotels

Laura D'Andrea Tyson, dean, London Business School

John Vogelstein, vice chairman, Warburg Pincus

Stephen Volk, vice chairman, Citigroup

Diane von Furstenberg, chairman, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P.

Theodore Waitt, chairman, Gateway Inc.

Vera Wang, founder, Vera Wang Co.

Bruce Wasserstein, CEO, Lazard

Jann Wenner, chairman, Wenner Media

Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman, Miramax Film Corp.

Robert Weinstein, co-chairman, Miramax Film Corp.

Jim Wiatt, president and CEO, William Morris Agency

Benaree P. Wiley, president and CEO, the Partnership

Ann L. Winblad, co-founder/partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Jason H. Wright, senior vice president, Merrill Lynch & Co.

David Zucker, president and CEO, Midway Games

Source: John Kerry campaign,

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