Clinton campaign touts endorsements from business leaders

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Thursday released a list of corporate leaders from both parties that have endorsed her, pushing back on Donald Trump’s claims of support in the business world.

{mosads}Included on the list is Dan Akerson, a former CEO of General Motors, Nextel and General Instrument. Akerson said in a statement provided by the campaign that he has always voted Republican but believes Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, isn’t qualified to be president.

“Serving as the leader of the free world requires effective leadership, sound judgment, a steady hand and most importantly, the temperament to deal with crises large and small,” Akerson said. “Donald Trump lacks each of these characteristics.  [Presumptive Democratic nominee] Hillary Clinton has the experience and judgment to serve as an effective Commander in Chief.  In this election, I will cast my ballot for Secretary Clinton.”

“I’ve supported every Republican Presidential candidate since 1976, and was honored to work for two of them,” added AT&T Vice President Jim Cicconi in the statement. “But this year I think it’s vital to put our country’s wellbeing ahead of party.  Hillary Clinton is experienced, qualified, and will make a fine President.  The alternative, I fear, would set our Nation on a very dark path.”

Here is the full list sent out by the campaign:

• Miki Agrawal, Founder and CEO of Thinx

• Dan Akerson, Former Chairman and CEO of General Motors

• Richard Anderson, Executive Chairman, Delta Air Lines, Inc. 

• Stewart Bainum Jr., Chairman of Choice Hotels International

• James Bell, Former Interim CEO of Boeing; Former Corporate President and CFO of Boeing

• Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce

• Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-Founder and CTO of Airbnb

• Jeff Brotman, Co-Founder and Chairman of Costco Wholesale Corporation

• Warren E. Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

• Robert Burt, Retired Chairman, CEO FMC Corporation; Former Chairman Business Roundtable

• Ron Busby, President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers

• Brook Byers, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

• Peter Chernin, CEO, The Chernin Group

• Brian Chesky, Co-Founder and CEO of Airbnb

• Jim Cicconi, Senior Executive Vice President, AT&T Services, Inc.

• David Crane, Former CEO of NRG Energy, Inc.

• Erroll Davis, Retired Chancellor, University System of Georgia

• Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and Expedia

• John Doerr, Partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers

• Margot Dorfman, President and CEO of U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce

• Candy Ergen, Co-Founder, DISH Network

• Joe Gebbia, Co-Founder and CPO of Airbnb

• Reed Hastings, Founder and CEO of Netflix

• Reid Hoffman, Partner at Greylock

• Drew Houston, Founder and CEO of Dropbox

• George Hume, President and CEO of Basic American Foods

• Irwin Jacobs, Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm  

• Paul Jacobs, Executive Chairman, Qualcomm

• Leila Janah, Founder and CEO of Sama and Laxmi

• Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman and CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises

• Robert Johnson, Chairman, The RLJ Companies and Founder of Black Entertainment Television

• Andrea Jung, CEO of Grameen America, and Former CEO of Avon

• Lynn Jurich, CEO and Co-Founder of Sunrun

• David Karp, Founder and CEO of Tumblr

• Ellen Kullman, Former Chair and CEO of DuPont

• Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO of Black Entertainment Television

• Ted Leonsis, Founder and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment

• Aaron Levie, Co-Founder and CEO of Box

• Peter Lowy, CEO of Westfield

• Monica Lozano, Former Chairman and CEO, U.S. Hispanic Media

• Rob Marcus, Former Chairman and CEO Time Warner Cable Inc.

• William L. McComb, CEO (retired) of Liz Claiborne & Fifth and Pacific Companies, Inc.

• Rebecca Minkoff, Founder of Rebecca Minkoff

• Hamid R. Moghadam, Chairman and CEO of Prologis

• James J. Murren, Chairman and CEO, MGM Resorts International and Chairman, MGM Growth Properties

• Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor

• Mark Pincus, Co-Founder of Zynga

• Laura M. Ricketts, Co-Owner, Chicago Cubs

• Gary Rodkin, CEO (retired) of ConAgra Foods

• Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook

• Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet

• Jim Sinegal, Co-Founder, Director and former CEO of Costco

• Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO and Co-Founder, Yelp

• Walter Ulloa, Chairman and CEO, Entravision Communications

• Corporation

• Wendell P. Weeks, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, Corning Incorporated

• Anne Wojcicki, CEO and Co-Founder, 23andme


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