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Company Overview of Vulcan Inc.

Company Overview

Vulcan Inc. operates real estate portfolio, corporate development investment, in-house media, sports teams, air-launch system, and community venues businesses. It creates and supports documentaries and film-based social campaigns; owns and manages facilities; operates artificial intelligence research and engineering business; provides public resources that serve as staple research tools for scientists worldwide; operates a cinema theatre; operates museums; owns and operates a hospital; operates a living computer museum; operates a private yacht; operates a NFL team and a NBA team; owns professional sports teams; owns and manages several venues in Seattle, Portland, and London, including spor...

505 Fifth Avenue South

Suite 900

Seattle, WA 98104

United States

Founded in 1986





Key Executives for Vulcan Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 63
President and Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Vice President of Real Estate Development
Executive Director of Stratolaunch
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Vulcan Inc. Key Developments

Vulcan Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Aston Villa

Paul Allen is reportedly in talks with Randy Lerner to acquire Aston Villa Limited. The Football Courier website quoted a source involved with Allen's investment company Vulcan Inc. as saying about the Aston Villa link: "This is Americans talking to Americans." Last May Randy Lerner announced he wanted to sell the club. The new man in charge at Villa Park, Tom Fox said recently that American billionaire Randy Lerner had been re-energised in his love of the club and sounded like someone who bought it just last week. Fox stated: "Randy Lerner just wants to come here as a fan and enjoy the experience and know that the club is generating pride for the people to whom it matters. That is ultimately what we are all here to do, we can talk about the business all we want, but the business is here to enable the football, the football is here to generate pride amongst the fanbase."

Vulcan Appoints Barbara Bennett as President and Chief Operating Officer

Vulcan Inc. announced that it has hired Barbara Bennett to fill the newly created position of president and chief operating officer. Bennett, who brings more than 30 years of experience to Vulcan's Executive Committee, has built a career in operational and finance-related positions in the public and private sectors. In her new role -- which she begins Sept. 22 -- she will lead the daily operations of Vulcan's business and corporate functions, and create and manage a strategy to ensure that Vulcan has the appropriate operational infrastructure in place to achieve its vision. Bennett will be based in Seattle and report to Vulcan Founder and Chairman Paul Allen and CEO Jody Allen. Bennett brings an exceptional mix of experience to this role. Prior to joining Vulcan, Bennett was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Digital First Media, where she guided a wealth of value-creating and risk-reducing transactions. She also spent three years in a presidentially-appointed role as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Chief Financial Officer. While at the EPA, she also launched the Agency's first public-private alliance, coordinating a number of high-level, complex stakeholder groups to improve water technology. Prior to her time with the EPA, she spent 17 years at Discovery Communications Inc.--parent company of Discovery Channel--where she helped grow the company, eventually serving as CFO.

Vulcan, Inc. Announces that Charles Beames Joins as Executive Director, Stratolaunch

Vulcan Inc. announced that Charles Beames has joined Vulcan as the Executive Director, Stratolaunch. Beames brings a unique combination of leadership and expertise in space and military systems, engineering, legislative affairs and business. Beames' 30-year legacy in the Department of Defense includes the development and deployment of transformational airborne, ground- and space-based systems. In his new role, Beames will be responsible for creating and executing the strategic plan to realize Paul Allen's vision of revolutionizing space transportation. He will provide overall technical leadership, project oversight and business development, all to ensure key milestones and program objectives are met. Prior to joining Vulcan, Beames was a member of the Senior Executive Service and last served as the Principal Director, Space and Intelligence to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

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