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William Denman Zirkle

investment company executive

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.


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.


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 ).


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, backpacking, fishing.


Married Dagmar Helene Agnes von Maltzahn, October 10, 1970 (deceased September 1987). Children: Micaela, Sigrid Anne, Luise Bettina, William Wade.

William Isaiah Zirkle

Dorothy Hutcheson (Smythe) Zirkle

Dagmar Helene Agnes von Maltzahn

Micaela Zirkle

Sigrid Anne Zirkle

Luise Bettina Zirkle

William Wade Zirkle