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Cathleen Black

Cathleen BlackAKA Cathleen P. Black

Born: 26-Apr-1944
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: New York City Schools Chancellor, 2010-11

Publishing executive appointed chancellor of New York City public schools by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on 11 November 2010, despite having no experience in education except as a student. Joked in a January 2011 appearance that school overcrowding should be addressed with birth control. Resigned 7 April 2011, noting that her presence had "been a distraction for the city's school system."

Father: James Hamilton Black (executive)
Mother: Margaret Harrington
Husband: Thomas E. Harvey (attorney, two children)

    University: BA, Trinity Washington College (1966)
    Administrator: Trustee, University of Notre Dame

    New York City Official Chancellor, New York City Public School District (2010-11)
    Hearst President of Hearst Magazines (1995-2010)
    Gannett EVP (1985-91)
    USA Today Publisher (1983-91)
    USA Today President (1983)
    New York Magazine Publisher (1979-83)
    New York Magazine Associate Publisher (1977-79)
    Ms. Associate Publisher (1975-77)
    Ms. Advertising Sales (1972-75)
    New York Magazine Advertising Sales (1970-72)
    Holiday Advertising Sales (1966-70)
    Member of the Board of Coca Cola (1990-91 and 1993-10)
    Member of the Board of Gannett
    Member of the Board of Hearst
    Member of the Board of IBM (1995-)
    Member of the Board of iVillage
    Ad Council Board of Directors
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Elizabeth Dole Committee
    Elizabeth Dole for President
    Friends of Hillary
    Magazine Publishers of America Chairman (1999-2001)
    McCain 2000
    Newspaper Association of America President and CEO (1991-95)
    Romney Victory Inc.
    Women's Campaign Forum

Author of books:
Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life) (2007, memoir)


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