Robert W. Decherd

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at A. H. Belo Corporation

Robert W. Decherd

Robert W. Decherd

Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at A. H. Belo Corporation

Biography

Robert William Decherd is a businessperson who has been at the helm of 5 different companies and presently occupies the position of Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer for A.H. Belo Corp. He is also on the board of Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Chairman at Downtown Dallas, Inc., Chairman at The Belo Foundation and Member-Graduate Council at The Harvard Crimson, Inc. Robert William Decherd previously held the position of Non-Executive Chairman for Belo Corp. and President for Crimson. Mr. Decherd received an undergraduate degree from Harvard University.

Overview
Career Highlights

Crimson Services LLC
A. H. Belo Corporation
Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, Inc.

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1066

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

1952

Age

67

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Chief Executive Officer at DMN, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Assistant Secretary at A. H. Belo Corporation

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Publisher & President Dallas Morning News at A. H. Belo Corporation

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Professor at George Washington University

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Belo Corporation

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Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer at A. H. Belo Corporation

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Senior Vice President General Counsel & Secretary at A. H. Belo Corporation

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Former Interim President & Chief Executive Officer at Career Education Corporation

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General Partner at COMM Ventures, Inc.

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Operating Partner at Highlander Partners LP

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The Dallas Morning News
December 12, 2019
CEO bolsters his control of A.H. Belo
The Dallas Morning News
November 21, 2019
DMN’s parent company to restate financial results
Targeted News Service
November 21, 2019
A.H. Belo Corporation Announces Restatement
The Dallas Morning News
October 15, 2019
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Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at A. H. Belo Corporation
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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Belo Corporation

Belo’s group of television stations and regional cable news channels is one of the largest and most respected in the nation. The Company’s 20 stations deliver journalism that has produced scores of national awards. From its beginnings as a Texas newspaper company in 1842 through the explosive growth of the past 20 years, Belo has prospered because of its relationship with its audiences. Belo's close community ties, strong journalistic reputation, and intense regional focus have been nurtured and expanded over time, resulting in powerful media brands and business opportunities that are not easily duplicated by competitors.

Spouse
Member, Liberal Arts Advisory Council at University of Texas at Austin - College of Liberal Arts

The University of Texas at Austin's College of Liberal Arts is one of the largest colleges at the university. It offers more than 45 majors through 21 academic departments and two-dozen centers and institutes. The College is committed to the idea that understanding history, society and culture helps students better understand and ultimately thrive in the world beyond campus.

Education
Graduate, cum laude
Class of 1973

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
President
1972 - 1973

Harvard Crimson, the nation's oldest continuously published daily college newspaper, was founded in 1873 and incorporated in 1967. The newspaper traces its history to the first issue of "The Magenta," published on Jan. 24, 1873, and changed its name to "The Crimson" to reflect the new color of the college on May 21, 1875. The Crimson has a rich tradition of journalistic integrity and counts among its ranks of editorship some of America's greatest journalists. The faces of Pulitzer Prize-winning Crimson editors line the walls of The Crimson.

Career History
Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer
1984 - Current

A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished newspaper publishing and local news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and a diverse group of websites. A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes; The Providence Journal, the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the U.S. and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), serving the Inland Southern California region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record-Chronicle. The Company publishes various niche publications targeting specific audiences, and its partnerships and/or investments include the Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium and Classified Ventures, owner of cars.com. A. H. Belo also owns and operates commercial printing , distribution and direct mail service businesses . A. H. Belo's combined newspaper and related online businesses reach a large number of people in markets with attractive long-term demographics. From its beginnings as a Texas newspaper company in 1842 through present, A. H. Belo has attributed its success to its unique understanding of, and commitment to, the audiences it serves. A. H. Belo's close community ties, strong journalistic reputation, and intense regional focus have been nurtured and expanded over time, resulting in powerful media brands and business opportunities that are not easily duplicated by competitors. A. H. Belo's focused strategy for extending its news and information platform to emerging media and audiences enables the Company to remain flexible as audiences change, and deliver news and information in new ways to match new tastes, interests and habits. Web sites associated with A. H. Belo's newspapers exemplify this strategy. A. H. Belo's Web sites build on the Company's well-established local and regional brands to generate new customer relationships

President
Prior

Crimson Services LLC provides data, analytics and business intelligence. It offers software to hospitals, health systems, and physician clinics. The company is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Political Donations
$2,100
2006

Representative at Office of the Representative from Texas's 3rd District, Nicholas Van Campen Taylor

$1,000
1998

Political Commentator at Fox News Channel

$1,000
1998
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