The Legends

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Legends of Success features the stories and exclusive interviews with some of America's most respected entrepreneurs, business leaders and acclaimed individuals. The list below provides a link to some of our nationally recognized legends.

 

Jack Welch

Legendary CEO of General Electric

 


 

Steve Forbes

Forbes, Inc., President & CEO

Forbes Magazine, Editor-In-Chief

Forbes Magazine

 


 

William Lauder, CEO

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Evelyn H. Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President

The Estee Lauder Companies

 


 

Bernie Marcus

The Home Depot, Co-Founder

The Marcus Foundation, Chairman

 


 

William Randolph Hearst, III

Hearst Corporation

 


 

Doc McGhee, American Music Manager

Doc McGhee-L.A.

 


 

Howard Schultz, Chairman

Starbucks Coffee

 


 

Jerry Lewis

Entertainment Legend

 


 

Alan G. Lafley, Chairman, President & CEO

Proctor & Gamble

 


 

Walter Cronkite

American Legend

 


 

Eli Broad, Founder/Chairman

The Broad Foundation

KB Home

 


 

Jon M. Huntsman, Founder & Chairman

Huntsman Corporation

 


 

John Branca, Iconic Entertainment Attorney

Represents: Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Carlos Santana, Beach Boys, The Doors, ZZ Top

 


 

Denis Abrams, President & CEO

Benjamin Moore & Co.

A Berkshire Hathaway Company

 


 

Patrick J. McGovern, Chairman

International Data Group

 

 


 

Stuart Diamond

Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics-The Wharton Business School

NY Times best-selling author of, "Getting More"

Stuart Diamond-Wharton

 


 

Cliff Hudson, Chairman & CEO

Sonic Drive In

 


 

Buddy McClain, Chairman & CEO

McClain Sonics-MVP Franchise Group

 


 

Alan G. Hassenfeld, Chairman of the Board

Hasbro, Inc.

 


 

Robert J. Herbold, Retired Executive Vice President & COO

Microsoft Corporation

 


 

Michelle Peluso, President & CEO

Travelocity

 


 

Chris Sullivan, Founder

Outback Steakhouse

 


 

S. Truett Cathy, Founder & Chairman

Chick-fil-A

 


 

Dan T. Cathy, President & COO

Chick-fil-A

 


 

Johnny Carrabba, Founder

Carrabba's Italian Grill

 


 

Walter Anderson, Chairman & CEO

Parade Publications

 


 

Ed McMahon

Television and Radio Legend

 

 


 

Sidney Sheldon

Legendary Author

Creator of "I Dream Of Jeannie"

 


 

Bernie Brillstein, Founding Partner

Brillstein-Grey Entertainment

 


 

Pierre Cossette, Producer

The Grammy Awards

 


 

Kent "Oz" Nelson, Chairman & CEO

UPS

 


 

L. Lowry Mays, Chairman/CEO

Clear Channel Communications

 


 

Red McCombs, Co-Founder

Clear Channel Communications

NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, Past Owner

 


 

Jimmy Carter

Former U.S. President

 


 

Leon Gorman, Chairman

L.L. Bean, Inc.

 


 

John Schnatter, Founder & Chairman

Papa John's Pizza

 


 

David Neeleman, Founder & CEO

JetBlue Airways

 


 

R. Michael Mondavi

Folio Fine Wine Partners, Founder

Robert Mondavi Winery, Former Chairman of the Board

 


 

James Parker, Former CEO

Southwest Airlines

 


John Branca, Preeminent Entertainment Attorney

Clients: Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, 

Carlos Santana, Don Henley, ZZ Top, The Doors

John Branca

                    


 

Jonathan Tisch, Chairman & CEO

Loews Hotels

 


 

John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder & President

John Paul Mitchell Systems

 


 

Richard M. Schulze, Founder & Chairman

Best Buy Co., Inc.

 


 

Ron Shaw, Former President & CEO

Pilot Pen Corporation

 


 

George A. Cloutier, Chairman & CEO

American Management Services

Profits Aren't Everything, They're The Only Thing, Author

 


 

Roger Berkowitz, President & CEO

Legal Seafoods, Inc

 


 

Jim Rudolph, Vice Chairman

Rita's Water Ice

 


 

Sara Blakely, Founder

SPANX

 


 

Danny Wegman, CEO

Wegmans Food Markets

 


 

Linda Kaplan Thaler, CEO

The Kaplan Thaler Group, Ltd.

 


 

George Duke, Co-Owner & Chairman

Zippo Lighters/Zippo Manufacturing

 


 

Brian Scudamore, Founder & CEO

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

 


 

George Schlatter

Legendary TV Producer

 


 

Richard Thalheimer, Founder, Chairman & CEO

The Sharper Image

 


 

Tommy Lasorda, Sr. Vice President

Special Assistant to the Chairman

Los Angeles Dodgers

 


 

William Rosenberg, Founder

Dunkin Donuts

International Franchise Association

 


 

Paul Orfalea, Founder

Kinko's

 


 

George Shapiro

Legendary Talent Manager

Seinfeld, Executive Producer

 


 

William J. Gilbane, Jr., President & COO

Gilbane Building Company

 


 

Bobbi Brown, CEO

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

 


 

James F. McCann, Founder & CEO

1-800-FLOWERS.COM

 


 

James H. Amos, Jr.

Mail Boxes Etc., Chairman Emeritus

Tasti D-Lite LLC, Chairman & CEO

 


 

William Austin

Starkey Laboratories, CEO

The Starkey Hearing Foundation, Founder

 


 

Arthur Agatston, MD, Creator

The South Beach Diet

 


 

Robert Shapiro, Esq.

LegalZoom.Com

 


 

Robert Macauley, Founder

AmeriCares

 


 

Ellen Gordon, President

Tootsie-Roll Industries, Inc.

 


 

Howard Henschel, President & CEO

Norman's Hallmark Group

 


 

Kenneth Feld, Chairman & CEO

Feld Entertainment

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus;

Siegfried & Roy;

Disney on Ice

 


 

Judge Joe Brown/Judge & Television Show Host

Judge Joe Brown

 


 

Alex Spanos, Owner

NFL's San Diego Chargers

A.G. Spanos Companies

 


 

Leo Hindery, Jr.

InterMedia Partners, Managing Partner

AT&T Broadband, Former CEO

 


 

B. Thomas Golisano, Founder & Chairman

Paychex, Inc.

 


 

Steve Sheetz, Chairman

Sheetz, Inc.

 


 

Stanton Sheetz, CEO

Sheetz, Inc.

 


 

Eric Eisner

David Geffen Company-retired President

Young Eisner Scholars (YES)-Founder & CEO

 


 

Robert Schober, Founder

Super-Dog Pet Food Company

 


 

William F. "Rick" Cronk, Retired President

Edy's Ice Cream

 


 

Knight A. Kiplinger, Editor-in-Chief

The Kiplinger Letter

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine

KiplingerForecasts.com

 


 

Derek C. Hathaway, Chairman & CEO

Harsco Corporation

 


 

Richard H. Lenny, Chairman, President & CEO

Hershey Foods Corporation

 


 

Rocco Ortenzio, Executive Chairman

Robert Ortenzio, CEO

Select Medical Corporation

 


 

Jim Perdue, Chairman

Perdue Farms Incorporated

 


 

Maria Rodale, Vice Chairman of the Board

Rodale Press

 


 

Warren Cowan

Warren Cowan & Associates, Chairman

Rogers & Cowan, Co-Founder

 


 

Miguel Forbes, V.P. of Business Development

Forbes, Inc

 


 

Peter Newcomb, Senior Editor

Forbes Magazine

 


 

Professor John A. Davis

Harvard Business School

 


 

John Eldred, Co-Founder

Wharton School’s Family Business Program

University of Pennsylvania

Transition One Associates, Founder

 


 

John Mackey, Founder & Chairman

Whole Foods Market

 


 

Dick Van Patten, Founder

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc.

 


 

Dr. Robert H. Schuller

Crystal Cathedral

 


 

Dr. Stanley Pearle

Pearle Vision

 

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Brian Devine, Chairman

PETCO

 


 

Michael Rice, CEO

Jane Rice, Vice President of Public Relations

Utz Quality Foods, Inc.

 


 

Ross Born, Co-CEO

Just Born, Inc.

 


 

David Shaffer, Co-CEO

Just Born, Inc.

 


 

Anne Beiler, Founder & CEO

Auntie Anne's Pretzels

 


 

David Oreck, Founder and Chairman

Oreck Corporation

 


 

Paul Dowling, Creator & Executive Producer

Forensic Files Television Program

 


 

Ed Friendly, Executive Producer/Creator

Little House On The Prairie Television Series

 


 

Roy Clair, II, President

Clair Brothers

 


 

David M. Ritz, Chairman & CEO

Ritz Camera Centers, Inc.

 


 

George Parmer, Founder

Residential Warranty Corporation

Fine Line Homes Incorporated

 


 

Howard Henschel, President & CEO

Norman's Hallmark Group

 


 

Steve Zuckerman, President/ Co-Founder

Ian Ruzow, Vice President/Co-Founder

Bob Zuckerman, Secretary/Treasurer/Co-Founder

Clipper Magazine Inc.

 


 

Charles "Tremendous" Jones

An American Inspiration

ExecutiveBooks.com

 


 

Tami Longaberger, President & CEO

The Longaberger Company

 


 

Nell Newman, Director

Newman’s Own Organics

 


 

Patrick Byrne, CEO

Overstock.com

 


 

Gary Heavin, Founder & CEO

Curves International, Inc.

 


 

Peter Guber, American Film Producer & Chairman/CEO

Mandalay Entertainment Group

 


 

Wally Amos, Founder of "Famous Amos" chocolate chip cookie

Wally Amos

 


                         

 

Bill DeArment, President & CEO

Channellock Tools & Products     

 


 

                      

John Davis, Founder, Chairman and CEO

Davis Entertainment Co.

Stone Canyon Venture Partners, LP , Managing Director

 


 

Steve Phillips, CEO

Phillips Seafood

 


 

Andy Williams, Singer & Entertainer

Andy Williams-Moon River Theatre

 


 

Chris Martin, CEO of Martin Guitars

C.F. Martin & Co.

                          


 

Howdy Holmes, President of Chelsea Milling Company

Makers of Jiffy Mix

               



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"I enjoyed the interview and thought you did a very good job covering important issues regarding corporate philanthropy and our work at The Carter Center. Thank you for inviting me back to discuss our continuing efforts in waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope."

-President Jimmy Carter

 

 

 

"Thank you for the wonderful interview. You really did your homework and the questions were truly thought provoking. The time went by too fast for me."

-Jack Welch

Legendary CEO of General Electric

 

 

 

"When you want to learn who America's most successful people are – read our Forbes 400 List. And when you want to hear first hand how they got there, listen to Legends of Success with John Resnick. Legends of Success is one of the most original radio programs in years."

-Steve Forbes, Editor-In-Chief

Forbes Magazine

 

 

 

"I enjoyed participating in your recent radio program "Legends Of Success." Your program offers listeners great insight into the history of family businesses and the inner-workings of what it takes to make a business a success through both good and challenging times. I wish you much continued success with your show!"

— William P. Lauder, CEO

The Estee Lauder Companies

 

 

 

"Thank you very, very much. It's been so much fun talking with you. I am delighted to be here."

–Evelyn H. Lauder, Senior Corp. Vice President

The Estee Lauder Companies

 

 

 

"I am honored that you would include me….

I enjoyed being with you. Your questions were very good. "

– Walter Cronkite

American Legend

 

 

 

"John, it is a great honor to be part of your show. I just love this program….it should be heard all over the world. I'm so grateful I've had this time to be with you. I commend you."

-Jon Huntsman, Founder

Huntsman Corporation

 

 

 

"Your interview was a joy and delight for me to do. Your program gives its listeners a refreshing insight into guests' values and philosophies that helped to shape their failures and successes. Thank you for allowing me to share a piece of my life with your listeners and I wish you continuing success."

-Bernie Marcus, Co-Founder

The Home Depot

 

 

 

"Thank you John, you did a good job. You asked some good questions, and in the time we had together you covered my whole broadcasting career. So, you've done a nice job."

–Ed McMahon

Legendary TV Personality

The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson

 

 

 

"Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of your Legends Of Success program. It was a pleasant experience and I am excited that you have invited me for a return visit. I enjoy your intertview style which made the process of participation very easy for me. I look forward to our next visit."

-Red McCombs, Owner

NFL's Minnesota Vikings

McCombs Enterprise

 

 

 

"This is something I've looked forward to. Thank you very much for having me on. I've enjoyed being with you."

Howard Schultz, Chairman

Starbucks

 

 

 

"I wish you the best and I encourage other business owners who have achieved high levels of success to share their stories with you."

— Alex G. Spanos, Owner

San Diego Chargers

A.G. Spanos Companies

 

 

 

"Thank you for the great interview. You are very professional and made me feel very comfortable… ."

— R. Michael Mondavi, Chairman

Robert Mondavi

A Family of Wines

 

 

 

"I appreciated the opportunity to discuss the Outback Steakhouse story with you on "Legends of Success." I wish you continued success in your endeavors and I very much enjoyed my experience on your broadcast."

— Chris Sullivan, Chairman & CEO

Outback Steakhouse, Inc.

 

 

 

"Since my father handed me the reigns in 1991, I've had the opportunity to work with many different radio shows and I found your program among the most organized and accommodating. I hope we'll have a chance to work together again."

-Jim Perdue, Chairman

Perdue Farms

 

 

 

"I was extremely impressed with the thoroughness of your preparation which led to particularly insightful questions about those elements that were most critical to our company's success. Your interviewing style, combined with the opportunity to talk about J.C. Ehrlich, made this a most enjoyable experience. I wish you well as your listening area expands."

— Victor H. Hammel, President

J. C. Ehrlich Co., Inc

 

 

 

"It was a pleasure to be on your show, "Legends Of Success". You are a great person to work with – you make it fun as the story unfolds. Your idea of putting this type of program on the air may help young people to get ideas of how they can start into business. Keep up the good work, and may you be rewarded for your efforts."

— James S. Herr, Chairman and Founder

Herr Foods, Inc.