Skip to comments.Wesley Clark Keeps Acxiom, Other Board Memberships: Reports
Posted on 09/22/2003 12:27:11 PM PDT by Shermy
Wesley Clark, the former Army General who announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sept. 17, has not given up his board memberships, according to published accounts.
Since retiring from the military in 2000, Clark has held a variety of industrial positions, including jobs with a Washington, DC-based technology firm, an investment company, and director or advisor positions with six other organizations. In most cases he was brought on board to assist with military or government contracts.
One such company is Acxiom Corp., the Little Rock, AR-based data firm. Clark joined Acxiom in December 2001, and played a part in the companys efforts to market its services to federal organizations involved in homeland security, according to Acxiom spokesman Dale Ingram.
Ingram did not comment on whether Clarks actions resulted in any new business for Acxiom.
While Clark is maintaining his position on Acxioms board of directors, he did terminate his consulting agreement with the company upon announcing his candidacy. That contract was valued at $150,000 per year, said Ingram.
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"...During the past fiscal year we had an agreement with an affiliate of Stephens Group, Inc. ("Stephens"), whereby we retained the consulting services of a former Stephens employee who is also one of our board members, General Wesley K. Clark, in connection with our pursuit of contracts with various government agencies. Under the agreement, commissions were payable to the Stephens affiliate on revenue from government contracts attributable to Clark's efforts, which commissions were to be offset against an annual consulting fee of $300,000. As of March 1, 2003, General Wesley K. Clark resigned from Stephens and founded Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a business services and development firm. As of that date we replaced the agreement with the Stephens affiliate with an agreement with Wesley K. Clark & Associates for the consulting services of General Clark. Under the terms of the new agreement, Acxiom will pay Clark an annual retainer of $150,000 plus commissions for new business obtained through Clark's efforts, which commissions will be offset against the retainer.
It's cheaper, but it doesn't make any damn sense from a national security perspective.
I didn't know that. I assume we'll be getting a fascinating essay about this from you?
I suppose he's still on board with Messer Griesheim and those Geroge Soros outits. A possible Messer/Serbian bombing campaign connection is fascinating. I suppose if there's anything to it some German journalists would have to dig it up.
I suppose I could use the Clinton butt boys' google search techinque to prove that it was all VRWC lies. To wit,
"Stephens Group, Inc" -Riady -LIPPO -BCCI -Clinton
Nope. No connections found. Just stuff about an investment bank in Arkansas. Gen. Clark is working with one of the Nation's most honorable banks. No scandals there. No sir. None. Not one. . . .
No, it is not. They are totally separate companies.
Not exactly. Alltel is a telephone company (formerly known as Allied Telephone) that bought Systematics and renamed it Alltel Information Systems. They have since sold it.
and the partner to Acxiom.
No, they have no partnerships. However the former president of Systematics was a member of the Acxiom board of directors at one time.
Alltel was the incarnation of the company that provided the software for the White House's "Big Brother" data base system,
The WhoDB software was Sybase and Crystal Reports running on a Microsoft Windows server. It was designed by White House staff and outside contractors. Alltel/Systematics had no involvement in WhoDB.
and Systematics was the incarnation of the company when it was behind the administration's plan to develop the secret computer "Clipper" chip to bug every phone, fax and email transmission in America.
Nope. The company behind the Clipper chip was Mykotronx Inc.
You need to quit relying totally on Orlin Grabbe's tin-foil hat rantings and find some more reliable sources of information.
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