Re: 9/11 - One Insurance Company's Story
One thing I've noticed when looking into the backgrounds of some of the people with ties to the various things surrounding 9/11. There's a definite small circle of people running things in the corporate world who's influence has spread to all facets of our life. Check out Pepsi, for example. We have serious ties to this administration, sports, 9/11, universities, and Germany.
Many of these people I've discussed in my 9/11 post. Check that out, too.
Here's Pespi Bottling's board:
Thomas Kean - Chairman 9/11 Commission. On boards of United Health Group, Amerada Hess, CIT Group, and Aramark.
Blythe McGarvie - Also board member of St. Paul Travelers
Linda Alvarado - On boards of Qwest Communications (accounting scam), Pitney Bowes, 3M, Lennox International.
Craig Weatherup - On boards of Starbucks and Federated Dept. Stores
Six others that don't serve on any other boards.
Board of PepsiAmericas:
Pierre S. Dupont (yes, that family)
Archie Dykes - On the board of Fleming (Ken Duberstein is also on the board of Fleming - and Boards of Council on Foreign Relations, St. Paul Travelers, Boeing, Fannie Mae, Brookings Institute, & ConocoPhilips).
Herbert Baum - On the Board of Fleming, too.
Brenda Barnes - On the boards of New York Times, Sears & Roebuck, Staples, and Avon.
Jarobin Gilbert - Board of Footlocker (So is James Preston - who's on the board of Aramark with 9/11 Commissioner Thomas Kean).
Robert Pohlad - Daddy is owner of the Minnesota Twins baseball team.
Board of PepsiCo:
Sharon Percy Rockefeller (yes, that family)
Ray L. Hunt (yes, the Hunt Oil family - brother is owner of the NFL Kansas City Chiefs) On the boards of Halliburton and Electronic Data Systems. Also serves on the Federal Reserve for the district of Dallas, TX.
Franklin Raines - On the boards of Fannie Mae (with Ken Duberstein and Jamie Gorelick - 9/11 Commission), Time Warner Inc., Pfizer (pharmaceuticals), TIAA-CREF (owners of my retirement fund).
Franklin Thomas - On the boards of Citigroup, Lucent Technologies, and Alcoa.
John Akers - On the boards of the New York Times, and Lehman Bros. Holdings.
Solomon Trujillo - Gannett and Target boards member.
Arthur Martinez - Liz Claiborne (fyi - self admitted left hand path family).
Indra Nooyi - Trustee of Yale, on the board of Motorola.
Robert Allen - Bristol - Meyers Squibb.
Steven Reinemund - board of Johnson & Johnson
Honorable mention: Karl M. Vonder Heyden - on the boards of Aramark (with Thomas Kean and) & Federated Dept. Stores, is a trustee of Duke University. Used to be Vice Chair of Pepsi and was Chair and CEO of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. Won an award in business for a foreign born person from the International Center - Kissinger won the same award for philanthropy. Both have contributed to The American Academy of Berlin along with David Rockerfeller, Richard Holbrooke. Karl is a trustee.
Honorary Chair of Trustees of the American Academy - Henry Kissinger
Chair - Richard Holbrooke
President - Robert Mundheim
Treasurer - Karl M. von der Heyden
Donations to the American Academy in Berlin made by:
Donations to the American Academy in Berlin during the first five years
The Founding Gift
Anna-Maria & Stephen M. Kellen and
the descendants of Hans and Ludmilla Arnhold
Adam Opel AG
City of Berlin
Gahl Hodges Burt
Daimler Chrysler AG
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband
Richard C. Holbrooke
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Kluge
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck
Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Arnhold
J.P.Morgan Chase & Co.
Robert H. Mundheim
Philip Morris GmbH
Axel Springer Verlag
Credit Suisse First Boston
Daimler Chrysler Fonds
Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz
Hewlett-Packard GmbH / Compaq Computer Corporation
Karl M. von der Heyden
Henry A. Kissinger Merrill Lynch and Co., Inc.
Robert Bosch Stiftung
Trustees of the American Academy in Berlin to endow the Stephen M. Kellen Lectureship
Kurt and Felicitas Viermetz
Chase Manhattan Foundation
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
The Gillette Company
KPMG Morgan Stanley
Annette von Ran
Open Society Institute
Robert Bosch GmbH
Sara Lee Corporation
Shearman & Sterling
Tishman Speyer Properties
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
White & Case, Feddersen
Pepsi has direct ties to Halliburton, Citigroup, St. Paul Travelers.