Corporate America

Betty Ann Alblon

Betty Ann Ablon – AE: Ablon Poultry

Betty Ann Ablon’s husband’s family started Ablon Poultry in  1890. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ito Perl

Seinwil “Ito” Perl – AE: Texas Instruments

Ito Perl talks about his experience working at Texas Instruments and some of the projects he worked on. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Donna Benton

Donna Benton – AE: The Valley

Donna Benton’s grandparents had a big influence on the region of South Texas known as The Valley. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Erma Thompson

Erma Thompson – AE: Mary Kay

Erma Thompson was the special assistant to Mary Kay for 30 years. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Edward Stone

Edward Stone – P&G, Clorox, and Frito Lay

Edward Stone worked at the highest levels of marketing for Proctor and Gamble, Clorox, and Frito Lay. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Phyllis Somer

Phyllis Somer – AE: Eyeglasses

Phyllis Somer’s father pioneered the assembly line production of prescription eyeglasses. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Velda Carr Skinner

Velda Carr Skinner – AE: American Airlines

Velda Carr Skinner began flying as a stewardess for American Airlines in 1963. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

John Skinner

John Skinner – AE: Koch Industries

John Skinner was the Chief Chemist for Koch Industries. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Joy McAllister

Joy McAllister – AE: Bell Helicopter

Joy McAllister was the first female supervisor at Bell Helicopter CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lamar Luvvorn

Lamar Lovvorn – AE: Frito Lay

Lamar Lovvorn was one of the first employees at Frito Lay which eventually grew to be a Fortune 500 company. He talks about his rise from a renovated office in the former bathroom of a house. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Errol Jacobson

Errol Jacobson – AE: Comp USA

Errol Jacobson started a small business, re-selling software to tech companies. His small business grew into Comp USA. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Karen Glanger

Karen Glanger- AE: Video Store

Karen Glanger and her husband opened the first video rental store. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Colleen Boswall

Colleen Boswall – AE: Geophysical Services and Luby’s

Colleen Boswall worked for the predecessor of Texas Instruments, Geophysical Services. Her family also started the cafeteria style restaurant, Luby’s. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Fonda Schepps Arbetter

Fonda Schepps Arbetter – AE: Schepps Dairy

Fonda Schepps Arbetter’s Great Grandparents came from Russia and recreated their Schepps Dairy company in Dallas, TX. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History