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James Robert Donovan, business equipment company executive.


Donovan, James Robert was born on April 11, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Son of Karl Genevay and Louise (Silcott) Donovan.


AB, Harvard University, 1954. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1956.


Manager sales administration, market researcher Hickok, Inc., Rochester, New York, 1956—1959, manager reginal sales, 1959—1962, assistant manager national sales, 1963—1965. Manager group program Xerox Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, 1965—1968, manager marketing special products, 1968—1970, manager copier products, 1970—1972, director corporation pricing and competitive activity, 1972—1978, director corporation marketing strategy and planning, 1978—1983. Senior vice president corporation marketing McDonnell Douglas Automation Company, St. Louis, 1983—1984.

Vice president marketing and planning information system group McDonnell Douglas Corporation, 1984—1987. President Business Advisory Services, Inc., Naples, Florida, since 1987.


Vice president Family Service, Rochester, 1971-1972. Director Family and Children's Services, Stamford, 1972-1979. Member marketing advisory board Columbia University Business School, 1978-1986.

Vice president United Way New Canaan, 1982-1983. Board directors Family Service American, 1986-1991. Member Harvard University Alumni Association (board directors 1978-1983), Harvard University Business School Alumni Association (board directors 1982-1985), Pelican Bay Property Owners Association (board directors 1994-1997), Harvard Club (president Rochester 1971-1972, president Fairfield County 1976-1978, president St. Louis 1986-1987, president Naples 1991-1993), Harvard Business School Club (president Rochester 1972, chairman Westchester/Fairfield 1973-1974), Hole-in-Wall Golf Club Naples.


Married Ottille Schreiber, July 2, 1955. Children: Amy Louise, Robert Silcott. Married Margaret Jones Esty, Ot.

Karl Genevay Donovan

Louise (Silcott) Donovan

Ottille Schreiber

Margaret Jones Esty

Amy Louise Donovan

Robert Silcott Donovan