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James Donovan Aljian

James Donovan Aljian, American investment company executive. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Background

  • Aljian, James Donovan was born on November 5, 1932 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of George W. and Marguerite (Donovan) Aljian.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1955. Master of Business Administration, Golden Gate University, 1965.

    Career

    • Office manager Uniroyal Company, San Francisco, 1957-1960. Audit supervisor Ernst & Ernst, 1960-1965. Secretary-treasurer Tracy Investment Company, Las Vegas, 1965-1973, International Leisure Corporation, Las Vegas, 1967-1970.

      Senior vice president finance Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Culver City, California, 1973-1979. President Tracinda Corporation, Las Vegas, 1979-1982. Senior vice president finance planning Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Entertainment Company, Culver City, California, 1982-1985.

      Executive vice president, Chief Financial Officer Southwest Leasing Corporation, Los Angeles, 1985-1987. With Tracinda Corporation, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1987—2007. Member shareholder committee Daimler Chrysler AG, 1998-1900.

      Board directors Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Mirage Inc., 1988-2007. With Army of the United States, 1955-1957.

    Membership

    Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Connections

    • Married Marjorie L. Townsend, October 17, 1959. Children: Mark Donovan, Mary Anne, Reed Townsend.
    • father: George W. Aljian
    • mother: Marguerite (Donovan) Aljian
    • spouse: Marjorie L. Townsend
    • children: Mark Donovan Aljian
    • Mary Anne Aljian
    • Reed Townsend Aljian
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    Born November 5, 1932
    Died April 12, 2007
    (aged 74)
    Nationality
    • 1955
      University California
    • 1965
      Golden Gate University
    • 1957 - 1960
      Office manager, Uniroyal Company
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1960 - 1965
      audit supervisor Ernst & Ernst
    • 1965 - 1973
      secretary-treasurer Tracy Investment Company
      Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
    • 1973 - 1979
      senior, vice president finance Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Culver City, California, United States
    • 1979 - 1982
      president, Tracinda Corporation
      Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
    • 1982 - 1985
      senior, vice president finance planning Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/UA Entertainment Company
      Culver City, California, United States
    • 1985 - 1987
      executive, vice president
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1987 - 2007
      with Tracinda Corporation
      Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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