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Jim Barksdale

Jim BarksdaleAKA James Love Barksdale

Born: 24-Jan-1943
Birthplace: Jackson, MS

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CEO of Netscape, 1995-99

Wife: Sally Baksdale (d. 2003 cancer, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Susan
Daughter: Betsy
Son: David

    Netscape President and CEO (1995-99)
    AT&T Wireless CEO (1993-94)
    FedEx EVP and COO (1983-92)
    FedEx CIO (1979-83)
    Cook Industries Various positions, to CIO (1972-79)
    Member of the Board of In-Q-Tel Board of Trustees
    Member of the Board of Time Warner (2001-)
    Member of the Board of AOL (1999-2001)
    Member of the Board of 3Com (1987-?)
    Member of the Board of Bridge Communications (-1987)
    Member of the Board of AT&T Wireless
    Member of the Board of FedEx
    Member of the Board of Sun Microsystems (1999-)
    Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers Special Adviser
    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (2001-03)
    Brownback for President
    Dreier for Congress Committee
    Friends of George Allen
    Markle Foundation Co-Chair, National Security in the Information Age
    National Digital Strategy Advisory Board
    National Republican Senatorial Committee
    Obama for America
    Rely on Your Beliefs Fund
    Sigma Chi Fraternity

Appears on the cover of:
Newsweek, 10-Feb-1997, DETAILS: Netscape -- How it plans to outrun Microsoft -- CEO Jim Barksdale (photo by William Mercer McLeod, of Barksdale sitting cross legged on a tile floor)
Red Herring, June 1998 #55, DETAILS: Netscape exits, BYLINE: Bart Nagle


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