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Charles Richard Decker

Charles Richard Decker, American investment company executive, educator. Certified finance planner, 1990.


  • Decker, Charles Richard was born on March 13, 1937 in Murphysboro, Illinois, United States. Son of Ernest George and Joyce Ellen (Gibson) Decker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Mississippi, 1959. Master of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1962. Doctor of Education, Indiana University, 1968.

      Certified, Harvard University, 1981.


    • Assistant professor Illinois State University, Normal, 1968-1970, chairman department business administration, 1970-1974. Dean school business Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, 1974-1980, provost, vice president, 1980-1986, Grover M. Hermann professor business policy, 1986-1998. Partner Black Watch Investment Management, since 2002.

      Investment manager, board directors John Warner Finance Services Inc., 1996-2002.

    Major achievements

    • Certified finance planner, 1990.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Board directors Decatur Civic Center, 1984-1992, vice chairman, 1986-1987, chairman, 1987-1992. Board directors United Way of Decatur and Macon County, 1984-1987, Boys Club, Decatur, 1980-1982. Member executive board Lincoln Trails Council Boy Scouts American, 1988-1993, Small and Medium Size Enterprises chair, 1989-1991, vice president, 1990-1993.

    Member North Century, Central Association Academy Deans (president 1984-1985), C. of Chamber (board directors 1976-1979, vice president 1979), Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Chi.



    Photography, tennis, bicycling.


    • Married Jeanine Ann Cowell, June 6, 1959. Children: Ann Marie Britt, Lynn Rochelle Lake, Charles Ernest.
    • father: Ernest George Decker
    • mother: Joyce Ellen (Gibson) Decker
    • spouse: Jeanine Ann Cowell
    • children: Ann Marie Britt Decker
    • Lynn Rochelle Lake Decker
    • Charles Ernest Decker
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    • 1959
      University Mississippi
    • 1962
      Indiana University
    • 1968
      Indiana University
    • 1981
      Harvard University
    • 1968 - 1970
      Assistant, professor Illinois State University
      Normal, Illinois, United States
    • 1974 - 1980
      dean school business Millikin University
      Decatur, Alabama, United States
    • 1980 - 1986
      dean school business Millikin University
      Provost, Alberta, Canada
    • 2002
      partner, Black Watch Investment Management
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