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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Executive Recruiter

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Kenya
Favorite Quote:
Never give up.

Birthplace

Born:
10/25/1955
Birth Location:
Alexandria, Louisiana

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Executive Recruiter

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Kenya
Favorite Quote:
Never give up.

Birthplace

Born:
10/25/1955
Birth Location:
Alexandria
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Biography

Executive recruiter Charles Tribbett III was born on October 25, 1955, in Alexandria, Louisiana, to Charles Tribbett, Jr. and Dorris Morris Tribbett. Raised in the Chatham and Pill Hill neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois, Tribbett attended Neil Elementary School, St. Dorothy’s Catholic School, and graduated from Mendel Catholic High School in 1973. He received his B.S. degree in political science from Marquette University in 1977 and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia Law School in 1980.

Starting his career as a securities attorney, Tribbett worked for Reid and Priest; Mayer, Brown, and Platt; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. Tribbett became a partner at Abraham and Sons, a Chicago-based brokerage and investment management group, before joining the executive search firm of Russell Reynolds Associates in 1989. He is now co-leader of the firm’s CEO and Board Services Practice, specializing in CEOs, boards of directors, and diversity assignments.

A former chairman of the board for Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center, in 2005 Tribbett was elected to the board of directors for the Northern Trust Company. Fortune magazine named Tribbett one of the 50 most powerful African American executives.

Charles and his wife Lisa reside in Chicago and have 3 adult children.

Tribbett was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on March 21, 2005.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Charles Tribbett describes his mother's upbringing and background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Charles Tribbett discusses his father and his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Charles Tribbett recounts his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Charles Tribbett recollects growing up in the Chatham neighborhood on Chicago's South Side
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Charles Tribbett discusses his childhood personality and interests
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Charles Tribbett gives additional details about his church and its pastor Ken Smith
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Charles Tribbett talks about his exposure to music and television while growing up
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Charles Tribbett details his elementary and high school education experience
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Charles Tribbett discusses his experience at Marquette University
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Charles Tribbett recounts his experience at University of Virginia School of Law
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Charles Tribbett talks about his early career after law school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - CharlesTribbett discusses his law career through 1989 after returning to Chicago in 1983
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - CharlesTribbett recounts his affiliation with Chicago Mayor Harold Washington in the1980s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Charles Tribbett details his work with community service organizations in Chicago
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Charles Tribbett discusses his career with Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Charles Tribbett talks about his book on leadership traits
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Charles Tribbet outlines changes in leadership traits from the past and present
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - CharlesTribbett talks about his philosophy of leadership and teambuilding
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Charles Tribbett shares his opinions on diversity in business today
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Charles Tribbett relates his experiences searching for CEOs and finding Kweisi Mfume for the NAACP
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Charles Tribbett shares his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Charles Tribbett reflects on the trajectory of his career
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - CharlesTribbett conveys his notion of a legacy through his career and his family life
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Charles Tribbett discusses the nature of his job, executive search
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Charles Tribbett considers how he would like to be remembered