John Whiteman

1963
1999
BS in sociology
Chairman and president, Empire Southwest Co.

John Whiteman is chairman and president of Empire Southwest Co., the Caterpillar dealer for Arizona, southeastern California and part of Mexico. Empire is ranked in the top 10 of privately owned businesses in Arizona. Whiteman is on the board of directors of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, the Western Caterpillar Dealers Association and the Board of Trustees for the Phoenix Art Museum. In addition, he is founder, past board chairman and current board member of the Arizona Museum for Youth.

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