Bob Holland

Bob HollandBob Holland

Date Submitted: February 28, 2003

Plan To Attend 50th Class Reunion?

Spouse's Name: Barbara Jean
Years Married: 38

Where I Live In Now: White Plains, NY

Number of Children: 3
Number of Grandchildren: 2
Number of Great Grandchildren: 0

Work history: After graduating from Union College with a BSME, joined Mobil Oil in NYC, and attended night school at Barnard Baruch Graduate School of Business (CCNY) to obtain MBA in international Marketing (1969). Joined McKinsey & Company, management consulting) in 1968, became a partner in 1975. Lived in Amsterdam for two years (where daughter Kheri was born - a Holland in Holland), London (1 year) and extended stays in Brazil and Mexico. Became an independent entrepreneur in 1981, acquiring and selling businesses if I was successful in turning them around. In 1995, became CEO of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream in Vermont. Am currently working with two venture capital startups as resident executive/industry expert. Also, currently a director on the boards of Lexmark International, the MONY Group, Carver Bank, YUM Brands and Mazaruni Granite Mining (startup in Guyana); and the advisory board of PepsiCo. The future is shaping up as a continuum.

When retired, plan to move to: No plans

Hobbies: Tennis, Jazz, classical music

Have traveled to: Europe (all over), Africa(several), Japan, Australia and Indonisia

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Things I remember about Albion High School: Ms. Hieber motivated me, Mr. Hawarny almost broke my spirit, Mr. Williams almost buried me, while my classmates were my rock.

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Standing: Robb III (oldest, in Denver), Bob & Tolbert (son-in-law)
Seated: Kheri (with son Miles, lives 1 mile away), Barbara (with grand daughter Kayla/Kheri's daughter), Jackie (our baby, lives 30 minutes away in Manhattan)