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William Denman Zirkle

William Denman Zirkle, American investment company executive.


  • Zirkle, William Denman was born on December 6, 1938 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Son of William Isaiah and Dorothy Hutcheson (Smythe) Zirkle.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1960. Master of Business Administration, University Pennsylvania, 1962.


    • Program manager International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, White Plains, New York, 1973-1976. Assistant vice president Conrail, Philadelphia, 1976-1980, assistant treasurer, 1980-1983. Marketing director Morgan Stanley Asset Management, New York City, 1983-1986.

      Managing director Marinvest, 1986-1989. Senior vice president Lynch & Mayer Inc., 1989-1997. Executive vice president Templeton Worldwide, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1997—2002.

      Chief Executive Officer Carret and Company, New York City, 2002—2004. President Shenandoah Valley Holdings, LLC., Edinburg, Virginia, since 2004. Member business advisory council Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, since 1979, member president's advisory council, since 1997.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Anglican


    Trustee Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 1995-2006, Civil War Preservation Trust, since 2005. Chairman Prayer Book Society Episcopal Church, 1998-2003. Served to lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1960-1964, with Reserve 1964-1986.

    Member American Institute Marketing and Sales Executives, World Affairs Council Philadelphia, Sons Confederate Veterans, Alpha Kappa Psi, Omicron Delta Kappa. Clubs: Economic Club New York, Army & Navy (Washington). Merion Cricket (Haverford, Pennsylvania).

    Philadelphia; Union (New York ).



    Tennis, backpacking, fishing.


    • Married Dagmar Helene Agnes von Maltzahn, October 10, 1970 (deceased September 1987). Children: Micaela, Sigrid Anne, Luise Bettina, William Wade.
    • father: William Isaiah Zirkle
    • mother: Dorothy Hutcheson (Smythe) Zirkle
    • spouse: Dagmar Helene Agnes von Maltzahn
    • children: Micaela Zirkle
    • Sigrid Anne Zirkle
    • Luise Bettina Zirkle
    • William Wade Zirkle
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    Born December 6, 1938
    • 1960
      Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    • 1962
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1973 - 1976
      Program manager, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation
      White Plains, New York, United States
    • 1976 - 1980
      assistant, vice president Conrail
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1983 - 1986
      marketing director, Morgan Stanley Asset Management
    • 1986 - 1989
      managing director, Marinvest
    • 1989 - 1997
      senior, vice president Lynch & Mayer Incorporated
    • 1997 - 2002
      executive, vice president Templeton Worldwide
      Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
    • 2002 - 2004
      Chief Executive Officer, Carret and Company
    • 2004
      president, Shenandoah Valley Holdings
      Edinburg, Texas, United States
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