Daniel T. Carroll, 81, has died
Carroll was a legend in the fields of management consulting, corporate executive leadership, and corporate governance. A 1947 graduate of Dartmouth College, he received an MA in political science from the University of Minnesota and did doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. Carroll began his career as a management analyst for the Navy Department. In the early 1950s, he was recruited by Jim Allen to join Booz, Allen, & Hamilton, where he eventually became president of Booz, Allens Management Consulting Division. He moved from management consultin into the corporate world becoming the chief operating officer and president of Gould, Inc. in Chicago before becoming the chief executive officer of Hoover Universal (which later merged with Johnson Controls), both Fortune 500 companies. In 1982 he formed The Carroll Group, Inc., a management consulting firm with offices in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Chicago.During this period he served on more than 20 corporate boards of directors , including Diebold, AM Castle, American Woodmark, AON, Wolverine Worldwide, Michigan National Bank, and Oshkosh Truck, where he served as non-executive chairman of the board. Up until his death he continued to serve on the boards of American Woodmark Corporation (Winchester, Va.), the Flying Food Group (Chicago), and DICentral (Houston). In other noteworthy capacities, Carroll served as a overseer at Tuck, the graduate business school at Dartmouth; on President Johnsons advisory board in creating the White House Fellows; and has been active in the national Episcopal Church. Locally, he served as the Chair of the Board of the Gore Range Natural Sciences School.He is survived by his wife, Julie Carroll Noolan; his four children, Laura, Lisa, Daniel, and Grant; eight grandchildren; and many dozens of accomplished colleagues and executives who at some stage of their careers were nurtured by Mr. Carrolls guiding presence. A memorial service will be held on Dec. 28, at 4 p.m., at the Vail Interfaith Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gore Range Natural Science School.
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