Daniel F. Akerson

Former Chief Executive Officer at Nextel Communications, Inc.

Daniel F. Akerson

Daniel F. Akerson

Former Chief Executive Officer at Nextel Communications, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

MCI Communications
Nextel Communications, Inc.
Motors Liquidation Co.

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4580

Primary Location

McLean, VA, United States

Number of Boards

34

Birthday

1949 - California

Age

72

Number of Awards

5

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Executive Chairman at Lockheed Martin Corporation

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at The Carlyle Group, Inc.

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Co-Founder at The Carlyle Group, Inc.

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Managing Director at The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity)

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Managing Director at The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity)

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Chief Executive Officer at General Motors Company

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Chairman-Emeritus at CommScope Holding Co., Inc.

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Member-President's Leadership Council at Stevens Institute of Technology

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Managing Director at The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity)

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Daniel F. Akerson
Former Chief Executive Officer at Nextel Communications, Inc.
Education
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
Class of 1970

As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then commissioning as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Master of Science in Economics

LSE was founded in 1895 and has grown to become one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked alongside Harvard, UC Berkeley and Stanford. A specialist university with an international intake, LSE's reach extends from its central London campus to around the world. The School has a cosmopolitan student body, with around 9,500 full time students from 140 countries It has a staff of just over 3,000, with about 46 per cent drawn from countries outside the UK Over 100 languages are spoken on LSE's campus An influential network of over 160,000 LSE alumni spans the world, covering over 190 countries with more than 80 active alumni groups.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

Career History
Co-Head, US Buyout
Prior

The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity) focuses either on a particular geography (Asia, Europe, Japan, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South America, Sub-Saharan Africa or the United States) or a particular industry, such as financial services. The firm invests in aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media, and transportation. They provide capital for buyouts and growth capital requirements.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1993 - 1995

General Instrument (GI) was an electronics manufacturer based in Horsham, Pennsylvania specializing in semiconductors and cable television equipment. The company was active until 1997, when it split into General Semiconductor (power semiconductors) which was later acquired by Vishay Intertechnology in 2001, CommScope and NextLevel Systems (the cable and satellite TV division, which later reverted to GI name).

General Partner
1993 - 1996

Forstmann Little & Co is an active manager invests in acquisitions, LBO and growth equity transactions. The sectors in which they invest include telecommunications, technology, education and health care investments.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2014 - Current

Lockheed Martin Corp. operates as a global security and aerospace company, which engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services. It operates through the following business segments: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) and Space. The Aeronautics segment researches, designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, sustains, supports, and upgrades advanced military aircraft, including combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, and related technologies. The MFC segment provides air and missile defence systems; tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems; logistics; fire control systems; mission operations support, readiness, engineering support and integration services; manned and unmanned ground vehicles; and energy management solutions. The RMS segment offers design, manufacture, service, and support for a variety of military and commercial helicopters; ship and submarine mission and combat systems; mission systems and sensors for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; sea and land-based missile defence systems; radar systems; the Littoral Combat Ship; simulation and training services; and unmanned systems and technologies. The Space segment comprises of the research and development, design, engineering and production of satellites, strategic, and defensive missile systems and space transportation systems. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.

Director
Current

CommScope, Inc. engages in manufacture and design of cable and connectivity solutions for communications networks worldwide. It offers coaxial and fiber optic cable products for data networking, internet access, wireless communication, telephony and other broadband applications. The company was founded by Frank M. Drendel in 1953 and is headquartered in Hickory, NC.

Director
Current

CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina designs and manufactures cable and connectivity solutions for communications networks. Its products include connectors, cable assemblies and networking systems. Its services include managed networks and network transformation. The company is headquartered in Hickory, NC.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

The USNA Alumni Association is a non-profit, independent corporation with a full-time professional staff. A Board of Trustees elected and appointed from active membership develops and oversees the policies and programs, with a President/CEO responsible for the day-to-day management and operations. The Association consists of all Alumni, Associate Members, and parents of Midshipmen. The Alumni Association provides services to alumni and advocacy for the Naval Academy through alumni.

Member, Advisory Board
Prior - 2019

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen, with particular attention given to those whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat, or who have demonstrated financial need.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior

Sprint Communications, Inc. engages in provision of comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services. It also offers 4G wireless broadband services. The company was founded by Cleyson Brown on November 15, 1938 and is headquartered in Overland Park, KS.

Member, International Business Leaders Advisory Council
Tenure Unconfirmed

City of Shanghai owns and operates executive offices. It offers information for various permits, employment services, foreign student scholarships, visa, projects, travels, and others. It is located in Shanghai, China.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1M
2012

TO PROVIDE DECENT AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO LOW INCOME FAMILIES.

Political Donations
$1,000
2013

Senator at Office of the Senator from Michigan, Gary Peters

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rank #28
2013
Motor Trend Magazine - Power List
2013
STEMconnector - 100 Women Leaders in STEM
2013
STEMconnector - 100 CEO Leaders in STEM
Events
Speaker
Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
2013 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

Speaker
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel-Dana Point, CA
2013 Fortune Brainstorm GREEN

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