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Western Union

COMPANY

Telegram and money transfer services, founded 1851 in Rochester by Ezra Cornell.

Acquired by First Data in 1994, spun off 2006.

Official Website:
http://www.westernunion.com/

Industry:
Communications

Ticker:
NYSE:WU

Corporate headquarters:
Englewood, CO

Sales:
$4.9B (2007)

Employees:
5900 (2007)

EXECUTIVES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ezra Cornell
Business
11-Jan-1807 9-Dec-1874 Founder of Cornell University
Christina A. Gold
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Western Union
Jay Gould
Business
27-May-1836 2-Dec-1892 Railroad baron owned Union Pacific
Stewart J. Paperin
Business
c. 1946   EVP of Soros Foundations
Theodore Vail
Business
16-Jul-1845 16-Apr-1920 Founder of AT&T

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dinyar S. Devitre
Business
c. 1946   CFO of Altria, 2002-08
Christina A. Gold
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Western Union
Jack M. Greenberg
Business
1942   CEO of McDonald's, 1998-2002
Betsy D. Holden
Business
1956   CEO of Kraft Foods, 2001-03
Alan J. Lacy
Business
19-Oct-1953   CEO of Sears, 2000-05
Linda Fayne Levinson
Business
c. 1942   Vendare Media Corporation
Roberto G. Mendoza
Business
1945   Vice Chairman of JP Morgan, 1990-2000
Michael A. Miles, Jr.
Business
c. 1961   President of Staples
Dennis Stevenson
Business
19-Jul-1945   Chairman of HBOS

PAST BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stewart J. Paperin
Business
c. 1946   EVP of Soros Foundations
Paul M. Warburg
Business
10-Aug-1868 24-Jan-1932 The Federal Reserve System

EMPLOYMENT

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Glenn Curtiss
Aviator
21-May-1878 23-Jul-1930 American aviation pioneer
Thomas Edison
Inventor
11-Feb-1847 18-Oct-1931 Invented the light bulb
Hutton Gibson
Relative
26-Aug-1918   Father of Mel Gibson
Vera Miles
Actor
23-Aug-1929   The Searchers
Alan B. Miller
Business
17-Aug-1937   Founder of Universal Health Services
Claude Shannon
Scientist
30-Apr-1916 24-Feb-2001 Pioneer in information theory
Floyd Tillman
Country Musician
8-Dec-1914 22-Aug-2003 Honky-tonk drawler and guitarist

EXTRANEOUS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Diebold
Author
8-Jun-1926 26-Dec-2005 Advocate of automation


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