Alvin N. Puryear

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"Dr. Puryear is Professor Emeritus of Management and Entrepreneurship at Baruch College of the City University of New York where he was the initial recipient of the Lawrence N. Field Professorship in Entrepreneurship. Dr. Puryear is also a management consultant, who advises existing and new businesses with high-growth potential. Prior to his appointment at Baruch College, Dr. Puryear was on the faculty of the graduate school of business administration at Rutgers University. During leaves-of-absence from Baruch, he served as a Vice President at the Ford Foundation and First Deputy Comptroller for the City of New York. Before joining the academic community, he held executive positions in finance and information technology with the Mobil Corporation and Allied Chemical Corporation, respectively. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of American Capital Agency Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC) and American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: MTGE)." [1]


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  1. American Capital Alvin N. Puryear, organizational web page, accessed December 5, 2014.