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America’s Youngest CEO’s

Posted by David Keelan on Tuesday, August 1, 2006

In a continuing effort to debunk the myth that Chris Merdon is too young to be Howard County’s next Executive allow me to bring to your attention some of America’s youngest CEOs.

  • 33-year-old Matthew McCauley, the youngest CEO to head the $700 million children’s clothier Gymboree
  • Michael Rubin, 33, started GSI Commerce a $470 million Nasdaq-listed firm that builds and runs online stores
  • Michael Chasen, 34, CEO and co-founder of Blackboard, a $142 million Nasdaq-listed, developer and marketer of educational software
  • Kevin Plank 33, Under Armor founder, a $281 million company.
  • Mariner Kemper, 33, UMB Financial, a $440 million multibank holding company with 141 branches throughout the Midwest.

Given Merdon’s experience I believe he is qualified to be the next Howard County Executive.

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Posted by David Keelan on Tuesday, August 1, 2006

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WOW! What a letter!

Posted by David Keelan on Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Don’t be fooled by political stunt

The result of the police union vote on its support for county executive is not a surprise. In truth, what would you expect from an organization that calls for a vote from less than 7 percent of its membership? Read the rest of this entry »

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