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Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire

Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire chronicles the life of business pioneer Reginald F. Lewis. Lewis rose to prominence as a lawyer and leader of the global food company TLC Beatrice International. Lewis was the first African American to close an overseas billion dollar leveraged buyout deal with a global conglomerate of 64 companies in 31 countries.
 
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    Major support for Pioneers: Reginald F. Lewis and the Making of a Billion Dollar Empire has been provided by Tarrus and Kimberly Richardson, Robert F. Smith, David J. Grain, the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation, Inc., and Dale LeFebvre.

    Additional program support has been provided by 645 Ventures Management; Former Directors and Executives of TLC Beatrice: Bimal Amin, James and Bose Obi, Ricardo and Eleanor Olivarez, and Terri L. Pike; Daphne Dufresne; GenNx360; Leslie Hale; Members of the Harvard Law School Class of 1968: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Allen Atkins, Roger Lowenstein, and Harvey I. Saferstein; Raymond J. McGuire; Kneeland C. Youngblood; and the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business at Virginia State University.

    Support for outreach and community engagement has been provided by The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation; Frank Baker; Valentino Carlotti; Troy and Rebecca Carter; Kenneth and Kathryn Chenault; Former Directors and Executives of TLC Beatrice: Peter Offermann, Butch Meily, and Charles Clarkson; Members of the Harvard Business School OPM30 Class: Lui Kisagun, Bruce Reed, Christopher Kinsey, Parag and Mena Mehta, Grants Jewelry, and Stanford A. Weiner; Bill and Jill Slattery, Harvard Law School Class of 1968; Kevin Hone; Jim Gunton; Glenn Hunter; Robert Tubman; and Georgetta Gittens.

     
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