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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Steak
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Florida
Favorite Quote:
You're Only As Good As The Last Job You've Done.

Birthplace

Born:
7/22/1950
Birth Location:
Guthrie, Oklahoma

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Steak
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Florida
Favorite Quote:
You're Only As Good As The Last Job You've Done.

Birthplace

Born:
7/22/1950
Birth Location:
Guthrie
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Biography

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prince & Associates, Clovis Lionel Prince was born on July 22, 1950 in Guthrie, Oklahoma to Daisy Mae and A.C. Prince. Prince was raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he attended North East High School. In 1968, Prince graduated and went on to attend the University of Oklahoma where he earned his B.A. degree in 1971.

After graduating from college, Prince was hired by General Motors as a manager and worked in that capacity until 1985. In 1986, he founded Prince & Associates and began providing real estate development services for residential and commercial properties. In addition, Prince’s services also included the provision of legal assistance to the public and private sector.

Upon entering the communications industry, Prince has helped to manage the likes of some of the world’s first cellular networks including Cellular One. Since its inception, Prince & Associates has managed properties in Oklahoma, Florida and Texas, and in 1991, the company expanded throughout the United States and overseas. In 1997, Prince was responsible for the first ever monopoly agreement between Omnipoint Communications and the Florida Department of Transportation, Turnpike District.

Then, in 2000, Prince & Associates helped Nextel Communications to handle traffic in downtown New Orleans during the CTIA Convention. Later in 2003, Prince became instrumental in the launching of several U.S. Cellular projects across various states including Oklahoma and Kansas. In 2005, Prince continued providing telecommunication services in the Midwest by assisting with the design, optimization and operations of the wireless telecommunications system in Iowa and other Midwestern cities. In 2007, Prince & Associates began its new venture: Prince & Associates Restaurants, which include Prince Bistro and Papa John’s Pizza franchises.

Prince was interviewed by the The HistoryMakers on March 13, 2008.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Clovis Prince lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Clovis Prince describes his mother's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Clovis Prince describes his maternal grandfather
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Clovis Prince remembers his maternal great-grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Clovis Prince describes his mother's personality and his likeness to her
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Clovis Prince describes his father's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Clovis Prince describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Clovis Prince talks about how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Clovis Prince describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Clovis Prince lists his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Clovis Prince remembers Carver Elementary School in Enid, Oklahoma
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Clovis Prince describes his neighbors in Enid, Oklahoma
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Clovis Prince remembers the African American grocer in Enid, Oklahoma
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Clovis Prince recalls his early interest in sports
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Clovis Prince recalls his earliest memories of religion
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Clovis Prince describes his maternal grandfather's church
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Clovis Prince describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Clovis Prince describes his early education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Clovis Prince recalls his early aspirations
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Clovis Prince describes F.D. Moon Junior High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Clovis Prince recalls transferring to John F. Kennedy Junior High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Clovis Prince remembers the Civil Rights Movement in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Clovis Prince recalls being bused to Northeast High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Clovis Prince remembers his early experiences of integrated education
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Clovis Prince recalls his activities at Northeast High School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Clovis Prince remembers his high school prom
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Clovis Prince recalls his decision to study business administration
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Clovis Prince recalls his start as an entrepreneur
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Clovis Prince remembers entering the wireless communications industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Clovis Prince recalls studying the wireless communications industry in Europe
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Clovis Prince remembers creating a wireless test network in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Clovis Prince remembers establishing cellular networks nationwide
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Clovis Prince recalls the founding of Prince and Associates
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Clovis Prince remembers building wireless networks overseas
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Clovis Prince remembers negotiating a monopole agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Clovis Prince recalls developing an infrastructure for temporary cellular networks
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Clovis Prince describes the benefits of temporary wireless infrastructure
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Clovis Prince recalls becoming a consultant at Ericsson A.B.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Clovis Prince recalls his clients in the telecommunications industry
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Clovis Prince describes his contract with Cingular Wireless LLC
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Clovis Prince recalls renovating a hotel for Extended Stay America, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Clovis Prince talks about his real estate ventures in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Clovis Prince recalls becoming a franchisee of Papa John's International, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Clovis Prince talks about his business plan for Prince Bistro
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Clovis Prince describes his plans to expand the operations of Prince Bistro
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Clovis Prince describes the business model developed by The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Clovis Prince reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Clovis Prince describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Clovis Prince shares a message to aspiring entrepreneurs