Our Guests - The Legends

Our guests are among the most successful entrepreneurs, CEO’s, Forbes 400 billionaires, and entertainment icons in the World today. Each one generously shares their personal journey of overcoming obstacles and setbacks to make it to the top, in hopes of inspiring our listeners.

Jack Welch, Chairman & CEO
General Electric

Steve Forbes, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief
Forbes Media

William Lauder, Chairman
The Estee Lauder Companies

Evelyn H. Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President
The Estee Lauder Companies

Bernie Marcus, Co-Founder
The Home Depot

William Randolph Hearst, III, Chairman

Jimmy Carter
Former U.S. President

Sara Blakely, Founder

Howard Schultz, Chairman

Robert Langer, Cofounder

Doc McGhee, American Music Manager
Kiss, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue
McGhee Entertainment

John Branca, Entertainment Attorney
Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Carlos Santana, Don Henley, Beach Boys, The Doors, ZZ Top
John Branca

John Paul DeJoria, Co-Founder & President
John Paul Mitchell Systems

Jerry Lewis
Entertainment Legend

Tom Monaghan, Founder
Domino's Pizza

Walter Cronkite
American News Legend

Eli Broad, Founder & Chairman
The Broad Foundation
KB Home

Jon M. Huntsman, Founder & Chairman
Huntsman Corporation

Denis Abrams, President & CEO
Benjamin Moore & Co.

Prof. Jeremy Siegel
Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance, The Wharton School
“Stocks For The Long Run”, Author

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

Peter Guber, Chairman & CEO
Mandalay Entertainment Group

Alan G. Hassenfeld, Chairman of the Board
Hasbro, Inc.

Robert J. Herbold, Executive Vice President & COO
Microsoft Corporation

Michelle Peluso, President & CEO

Chris Sullivan, Founder
Outback Steakhouse

S. Truett Cathy, Founder

Dan T. Cathy, Chairman, President & CEO

Johnny Carrabba, Founder
Carrabba's Italian Grill

Jonathan Tisch, Chairman & CEO
Loews Hotels

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

L. Lowry Mays, Chairman/CEO
Clear Channel Communications

Red McCombs, Co-Founder
Clear Channel Communications
NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, Past Owner

Leon Gorman, Chairman
L.L. Bean, Inc.

John Schnatter, Founder
Papa John's Pizza

David Neeleman, Founder
JetBlue Airways

R. Michael Mondavi
Folio Fine Wine Partners, Founder
Robert Mondavi Winery, Former Chairman of the Board

Alan G. Lafley, Chairman, President & CEO
Proctor & Gamble

Richard M. Schulze, Founder & Chairman
Best Buy Co., Inc.

Ron Shaw, Former President & CEO
Pilot Pen Corporation

Patrick J. McGovern, Chairman
International Data Group

Roger Berkowitz, President & CEO
Legal Seafoods, Inc

Jim Rudolph, Vice Chairman
Rita's Water Ice

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

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

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

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

Robert Shapiro, Esq.

Robert Macauley, Founder

Ellen Gordon, President
Tootsie-Roll Industries, Inc.

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

George A. Cloutier, Chairman & CEO
American Management Services
Profits Aren't Everything, They're The Only Thing, Author

Leo Hindery, Managing Partner
InterMedia Partners

B. Thomas Golisano, Founder & Chairman
Paychex, Inc.

Steve Sheetz, Chairman
Sheetz, Inc.

Stan Sheetz, CEO
Sheetz, Inc.

Eric Eisner
David Geffen Company-retired President
Young Eisner Scholars (YES)-Founder & CEO

William F. "Rick" Cronk, Retired President
Edy's Ice Cream

Knight A. Kiplinger, Editor-in-Chief
The Kiplinger Letter
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine

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

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.

Chris Martin, CEO of Martin Guitars
C.F. Martin & Co.

Dr. Stanley Pearle
Pearle Vision

Brian Devine, Chairman

Michael Rice, CEO
Jane Rice, Vice President of Public Relations
Utz Quality Foods, Inc.

Philip A. Clemens, Chairman
Hatfield Quality Meats

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

Roy Clair, II, President
Clair Brothers

Nell Newman, Director
Newman’s Own Organics

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

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

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
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"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 interview 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

"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.