September 15, 1929
As of 7/16/1977: Phillip (Phil) Alexander was born in Cleveland in 1929. He graduated from Amherst in 1951 and later graduated from the Harvard Business School in 1957, having spent time in the interim in the Navy on carriers and a destroyer in the Far East. He stayed on at HBS for one year as a Research Assistant (case writer). He then spent 12 years in three manufacturing positions and treasury jobs, the last at W.H.Brady Co., Milwaukee, as Treasurer and Financial Vice President. He joined the firm as manager of the Accounting, Control and Planning Department in 1969. He became Vice President and Controller of the Becker and Warburg-Paribas Group.
Phil left Becker in 1976 to join Nuveen in a financial capacity, leaving in 1986, and then did consulting and teaching work until 1993 when he retired. He then did volunteer work for 13 years in Evanston. Phil’s wife, Ann, died in May, 2008. Phil has five children and 12 grandchildren.