Carl Spielvogel
Carl Spielvogel
Carl Spielvogel is a former United States ambassador to the Slovak Republic. Mr. Spielvogel was appointed to the post by President Bill Clinton on August 3, 2000 as a recess appointment. He presented his credentials on September 7, 2000 and served in that post until April 15, 2001. He is a member of the Council of American Ambassadors, and the Council on Foreign Relations .
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One Piece Found in Scrabble Sign Mystery - New York Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
(Her husband, Carl Spielvogel, was on the board of directors of Hasbro Inc., which sells the game in the United States.) The couple got permission to use the Scrabble name, and the street sign and an accompanying plaque honoring Mr. Butts were unveiled
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'Good Fortune' Looks at Pitfalls, Possibility of Development in Kenya - PBS NewsHour
Google News - over 5 years
They also received the 2011 Overseas Press Club Carl Spielvogel Award for international reporting for their work on "Good Fortune." The concept for "Good Fortune" was born over six years ago, when I was a student of economic development in Kenya
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Mozart Masterwork To Be Performed By Hamptons Choral Society - Hamptons.com
Google News - over 5 years
The benefit committee includes the Gardiner house's current owners, Shahab and Libby Karmely, Edward and Magda Bleier, Molly and Walter Channing, Marjorie Chester, Tim and Susan Davis, Barbaralee Diamonstein and Carl Spielvogel, Lois and Robert Geller,
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Paid Notice: Deaths WEISSMAN, GEORGE
NYTimes - over 7 years
WEISSMAN--George. Innovative business leader, pioneering advocate of corporate support of the Arts, generous benefactor of education initiatives--he was to us a life long friend and mentor, whose personal warmth, modesty and kindness will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with Mildred, Paul, Ellen, Dan and family. In loving memory. Carl
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Paid Notice: Deaths WEISSMAN GEORGE
NYTimes - over 7 years
WEISSMAN George. Innovative business leader, pioneering advocate of corporate support of the Arts, generous benefactor of education initiatives--he was to us a life long friend and mentor, whose personal warmth, modesty and kindness will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with Mildred, Paul, Ellen, Dan and family. In loving memory. Carl
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BIG DEAL; Astor Co-op: Priced Right to Move?
NYTimes - over 8 years
WHEN the great market meltdown of 2008 is long over, and our profligate ways return, the sale of the duplex apartment owned by the late Brooke Astor at 778 Park Avenue may be remembered as the great co-op deal of the age. Facing an uncertain and deteriorating real estate market, the bankers, accountants and family members controlling Mrs. Astor's
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Obama Picks Up Fund-Raising Pace
NYTimes - over 8 years
In the wake of Senator Barack Obama's decision last month to bypass public financing for the general election, his campaign is embarking on a spree of pricey fund-raising events across the country. As Mr. Obama shattered fund-raising records over the last year and a half and collected nearly $300 million, much of the attention has been on his army
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Irving Rosenthal, 95, Mentor to Journalists
NYTimes - almost 9 years
Irving Rosenthal, who taught journalism at the City College of New York for 40 years and seeded the newsrooms and broadcast studios of America with thousands of journeymen reporters and editors and a few of the nation's most prominent journalists, died Sunday at his home in Great Neck, N.Y. He was 95. He died of natural causes, said his son Robert,
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Spitzer Raises Millions in First 6 Months; Donations to Bruno Pay His Legal Bills
NYTimes - over 9 years
Gov. Eliot Spitzer raised about $3.7 million during the first six months of his first term, despite limiting himself to contributions of $10,000 or less, according to campaign finance filings released on Monday by the State Board of Elections. But little of that money will go toward any future campaign for re-election. During the same period, Mr.
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BIG DEAL; The Condo And Co-op Tax Bargain
NYTimes - about 10 years
IT takes a rare touch of whimsy to imagine selling a 14-room apartment with 5 maids' rooms and a 37-foot gallery in one of the great Park Avenue co-ops for $750,000, the going price for some studios. But that is the remarkable value that city tax assessors have placed this year on the huge prewar apartments at 720 Park Avenue, under the seemingly
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OPENERS: SUITS; DO AS WE -- ER, NEVER MIND
NYTimes - over 10 years
Among an American ambassador's duties is the promotion of free enterprise, markets and trade as vital to a robust economy. Imagine how hard that became as Enron set off an avalanche of corporate scandals. Three former ambassadors met at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester last week to reminisce. They were A. Elizabeth Jones, a former
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Paid Notice: Deaths GINZBURG, RALPH
NYTimes - over 10 years
GINZBURG--Ralph. We, classmates, colleagues, and lifelong friends, mourn his death. We will remember his continuing battle for freedom of expression. We extend our condolences to his widow, son, daughters and grandchildren. Aaron Shapiro, Sanford Socolow, Carl Spielvogel
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'How It Sparkled In the Skyline'
NYTimes - almost 12 years
EVEN if they walk past it every day, most people know the Chrysler Building as a symbol on the skyline, a cocktail shaker of style. But for these artists and critics, it's a personal landmark. Here's how it affected them. SARAH JESSICA PARKER, Actress When I was first in ''Annie'' on Broadway -- that was 1978 -- there was a great line in the show:
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BOLDFACE NAMES
NYTimes - over 14 years
They're Wearing Our Wallpaper PAUL W. THOMPSON, the director of the Cooper-Hewitt design museum in Manhattan, went to the White House the other day for a ceremony for the museum's national design awards. He expected to meet LAURA BUSH, and he did. (More about that later.) He did not expect to hear that some of the wallpaper in the Blue Room had
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BOLDFACE NAMES
NYTimes - almost 15 years
And the Host Is . . . Who will preside over the Tony Awards? Not even GARY SMITH knows for sure, and he is the executive producer of the Tony Awards show. ''It's a little bit late, yes,'' Mr. Smith said yesterday, ''but we're very, very, very close.'' The Tonys have had problems landing a steady, audience-pulling host since 1999, when ROSIE
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BOLDFACE NAMES
NYTimes - over 15 years
Helping the Home Planet LEONARD NIMOY is doing some financial mind-melding: He has given $1.5 million to the Thalia theater, which in its heyday in the 1960's and 70's was one of the city's major art-film houses. Mr. Nimoy has spent more time on the planet Vulcan than at Broadway and 95th Street. He did not set foot in the Thalia until after it had
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BOLDFACE NAMES
NYTimes - over 15 years
Suit Is Over, Sparring Is Not DAVID JUSTICE, the Yankee outfielder, weighed in yesterday on the dismissal of NICOLE FOSTER'S $5 million palimony suit against him last week. The decision turned on a jurisdictional issue: Mr. Justice's home is in Cincinnati, not California. ''The court system in L.A. saw it for what it was, just a big fabrication,''
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BULLETIN BOARD
NYTimes - over 16 years
With a Little Bit of Luck NORMAN LAMM, who is celebrating his 25th year as president of Yeshiva University, would credit exactly one thing for his extended tenure: mazel. ''Just plain good luck,'' he said, translating the Yiddish word. Given that university presidents rarely remain in their posts for as long as a decade, much less a
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PUBLIC LIVES
NYTimes - over 16 years
Next Stop, Bratislava CARL SPIELVOGEL is going to Slovakia, but too late to see his wife's traveling exhibit. It is on the way to Milan. President Clinton named Mr. Spielvogel, an advertising executive, to be ambassador to Slovakia yesterday. His wife, BARBARALEE DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL, is an author and the head of the private, nonprofit Historic
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Foreign Service Groups Urge Senate to Approve Ambassadors
NYTimes - almost 17 years
In an unusual step for the diplomatic establishment, two major Foreign Service organizations are asking the Senate to lift a politically instigated hold on two ambassadorial appointments that have been blocked for nearly nine months. Last summer, in a deal that released another hold on the nomination of Richard C. Holbrooke as American ambassador
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carl Spielvogel
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 78
    In 2008, in an attempt to interest honor students of Baruch College in pursuing careers in the U.S. Department of State, Spielvogel funded a program which was named to honor the service of City College graduate, former Secretary of State, Colin Powell.
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    In 2008, he was appointed to the board of trustees of the State University of N.Y. (SUNY), the largest state university system in the U.S., comprising 65 college campuses, with approximately 480,000 students.
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  • 2000
    Age 70
    Spielvogel was appointed to the post by President Bill Clinton on August 3, 2000 as a recess appointment.
    More Details Hide Details He presented his credentials on September 7, 2000 and served in that post until April 15, 2001. He is a member of the Council of American Ambassadors, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to serving as ambassador he served as chairman of the United Auto Group and co-founded the advertising firm of Backer and Spielvogel. Spielvogel is one of the nation's leading global business executives, and has conducted trade and commerce in fifty-five countries during a forty-year career. He is the chairman and CEO of Carl Spielvogel Associates, Inc., an international investment, management and marketing company.
  • 1999
    Age 69
    In 1999, Spielvogel received the Humanitarian award from H.E.L.P, which provides transitional housing for the homeless.
    More Details Hide Details He was named chairman of "The Committee in the Public Interest" by Mayor Abraham Beame during the New York City fiscal crisis; and named chairman of "the NYC Public/Private Partnership" by Mayor David Dinkins, and chairman of the campaign to "Clean up New York", by Mayor Edward I. Koch. He has been a member of the International Advisory Board for the Business Council for the United Nations; the board of the International Tennis Hall of Fame; the Municipal Art Society; the board of Bennington College; the board of the New York State Council for the Humanities; and the board of the International Media Fund.
    In 1999 he was appointed by President Clinton as Ambassador to the Slovak Republic. At the time, Senator Charles Grassley (R Iowa) put a hold on several ambassadorial appointments, including those of Spielvogel and Richard Holbrooke. This hold lasted for 16 months until August 2000 when President Clinton named him to the post as a recess appointment.
    More Details Hide Details He served as Ambassador until April 2001. For his outstanding service to Slovakia, President Rudolf Schuster presented him with the Presidential Medal of Honor of Slovakia. Spielvogel is chairman and CEO of Carl Spielvogel Enterprises, a global investment, consulting and marketing company. He has been elected to the board of many publicly owned companies, including the board of directors of Interactive Data, Inc. and Apollo Investment, Inc. He has previously served as a member of the board of directors of CBS Market Watch, Inc.; Interpublic; Josephson International; CMA; Foamex, Inc.; the United Auto Group; Culligan Water Technologies; Alliant Foodservice, Inc., Barney’s New York, Hasbro, Inc. Kraft International, Bank Hapoalim, International Creative Management, Manhattan Industries and The Franklin Corporation. Spielvogel has had a lifelong involvement in numerous civic and cultural organizations: a member of the board of trustees, and former chairman of the Business Committee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art; a member of the board of trustees and the executive committee of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; a former member, for 20 years, of the board of trustees of Mt. Sinai Hospital; a former member (for 22 years) of the board of trustees of the Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York, Inc.; a former member (for 18 years) of the executive committee and the board of trustees of the Asia Society, where he is Trustee Emeriti and current co-chair of the Business Council of the Asia Society.
  • 1998
    Age 68
    In 1998, he was elected to the City College Communications Hall of Fame.
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    In 1998, he was appointed a Fellow at the Center for Business and Government, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
    More Details Hide Details He was a member of the Columbia University Institute for the Study of Europe, and a board member of the Weissman Institute of International Studies at Baruch College.
  • 1997
    Age 67
    In 1997, he was named chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Financial Times, the leading global and financial newspaper.
    More Details Hide Details He was also chairman of the board of advisors of the Intermedia Advertising Group, Inc., a research and technology company.
  • 1995
    Age 65
    In 1995, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton, and approved by the U.S. Senate, to the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, which is responsible for Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Voice of Asia, Radio Marti, Worldnet, and the other non-military "Voices" of the United States Government.
    More Details Hide Details In his youth, Spielvogel was a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and an infantry soldier in the U.S. Army from 1953-55.
  • 1994
    Age 64
    From October 1994 until April 1997, Spielvogel was chairman and chief executive officer of the United Auto Group, Inc., then the nation's largest publicly owned auto dealership group, and one of the first automobile dealership groups to go public on the New York Stock Exchange, with sales approximating $4 billion.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1987
    Age 57
    Born in New York City, Spielvogel received a B.B.A. degree from Baruch College of the City University of New York. A past president of the board of trustees of the Baruch College Fund; he was the recipient of an honorary LL.D. degree from Baruch College in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details He was the recipient in June 1990 of the Baruch College Distinguished Alumnus Award for Outstanding Career Accomplishment. In September 1992, Baruch College inaugurated an annual lecture series in Spielvogel's honor entitled, "The Carl Spielvogel Lecture Series on Global Marketing Communications."
  • 1981
    Age 51
    They were married in 1981.
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  • 1980
    Age 50
    In 1980, Spielvogel became Founder/Chairman and CEO of Backer & Spielvogel, which became Backer Spielvogel Bates Worldwide, Inc., one of the world's largest marketing and advertising communications companies.
    More Details Hide Details This worldwide corporation had 178 companies in 55 countries, and employed 8,500 persons—1,000 Americans and 7,500 nationals of the countries in which business was being conducted.
  • FORTIES
  • 1972
    Age 42
    Before joining Interpublic's parent company in 1972, he was chairman of the executive committee and executive vice president and general manager of McCann-Erickson, Inc., Interpublic's largest subsidiary.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 20
    Carl Spielvogel began his working career, in 1950, as a copy boy in the news department, he then became a reporter, and eventually a six-times-a-week columnist for The New York Times, until 1960.
    More Details Hide Details Until 1980, Spielvogel was vice chairman, and a member of the executive committee and the board of directors of the Interpublic Group, with which he was associated for twenty years, one of the world's largest communications marketing companies.
  • OTHER
  • 1928
    Age -2
    Born in 1928.
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