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Donald Dell

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1964
B.A., Yale University, 1960

Donald Dell is group president of Lagardere Unlimited. He received his B.A. from Yale University (1960) and his J.D. from the University of Virginia (1964). Dell was a trial lawyer with Hogan & Hartson, 1966-67; a political aide to Robert F. Kennedy; a special assistant to Sargent Shriver (Peace Corps founder and director of OEO), 1968-69; and founder, chairman and CEO of ProServ, Inc., 1970-97.

Dell is a former American Davis Cup player and undefeated Davis Cup captain; vice chairman of the International Tennis Hall of Fame; and a member of the board of directors of the Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health.

He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July 2009 and has published two books based on sports business negotiations: “Minding Other People’s Business” and “Never Make the First Offer.”

As founder and CEO of ProServ, Dell has represented many outstanding athletes such as Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors and Andy Roddick in tennis; and Michael Jordan, James Worthy, John Lucas and currently Joakim Noah in basketball.