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Love Whelchel, III

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Human Resources Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
All Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Latin America, Hawaii
Favorite Quote:
Don't Make An Excuse. Make A Way.

Birthplace

Born:
2/4/1969
Birth Location:
Birmingham, Alabama

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Human Resources Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
All Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Latin America, Hawaii
Favorite Quote:
Don't Make An Excuse. Make A Way.

Birthplace

Born:
2/4/1969
Birth Location:
Birmingham
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Biography

Human resources chief executive Love Henry Whelchel, III was born on February 4, 1969 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama to Love H. Whelchel, Jr. and Larma Miller Whelchel. Whelchel grew up in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME) denomination where his father, Love Henry Whelchel, Jr. was a pastor. When the family lived in Durham, North Carolina, his father pastored Russell Memorial CME. In Dayton, Ohio his father was pastor of Phillips Temple CME. Whelchel graduated from Westchester High School in Los Angeles, California. There, he was mentored in African American history by his teacher, Ivan Baldwin. Following high school, Whelchel enrolled at Morris Brown College to study hotel and restaurant management. He is heavily involved in the debate team, matches trials, and befriends many international students.

Upon graduation, Whelchel was hired by New Leaf, Inc., a small publishing and distribution company. New Leaf eventually promoted him to a management position in the human resources department. In 1996, Whelchel began to work for the Atlanta Centennial Organizing Committee and the 1996 Olympic Games. Whelchel worked in managerial positions for several major corporations from 1996 to 2011, such as Top of the World and Global Conductor. Between 2004 and 2011, he worked in human resources at TBWA/Chiat/Day and Young and Rubicon Advertising Agency. There, Whelchel focused on issues of diversity and inclusion; especially, hiring and retaining minorities in upper-level management and executive positions.

In 2011, Sean Combs, chief executive officer and founder of Bad Boy World Wide Entertainment Group, hired Whelchel as his chief human resource officer. There, Whelchel oversees more than three-hundred employees and manages various businesses within Bad Boy, including restaurants, the Sean John clothing and accessories line, the Bad Boy Record Label and the Blue Flame marketing and consulting agency. Whelchel also focuses on global recruitment strategy, as well as and succession planning and associated development.

Love Henry Whelchel, III was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on 07/31/2012.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Love Whelchel, III's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Love Whelchel, III lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his paternal family's religious background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his father and grandfather
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Love Whelchel, III talks about how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Love Whelchel, III describes his parents and his likeness to them
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Love Whelchel, III recalls his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Love Whelchel, III talks about moving frequently with his family because of his father's being a C.M.E. minister
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Love Whelchel, III describes the sights, sounds, and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Love Whelchel, III talks about funk music, funk musicians and hip hop in Dayton, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Love Whelchel, III talks about the political nature of hip hop
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Love Whelchel, III describes forming a miniature Black Panther Party at Immaculata Catholic School in Durham, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Love Whelchel, III talks about being Christian Methodist Episcopalian at a Catholic school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his move to Dayton, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Love Whelchel, III talks about some of his favorite teachers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Love Whelchel, III talks about attending Westchester High School in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Love Whelchel, III talks about how frequent moving affected his grades
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his heroes and immediate family
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Love Whelchel, III talks about church and other activities he participated in while growing up
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his high school activities while at Westchester High School in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Love Whelchel, III talks about hip hop
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Love Whelchel, III describes his high school interest in owning hotels
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Love Whelchel, III talks about having difficulty earning enough credits to graduate from high school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Love Whelchel, III talks about Spike Lee and deciding to attend Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Love Whelchel, III describes his undergraduate experience at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Love Whelchel, III describes Atlanta, Georgia in the 1980s and 1990s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Love Whelchel, III reflects on his education at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Love Whelchel, III talks about gang activity in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his first job at New Leaf Distributing Company after graduating from Morris Brown College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his involvement with the Atlanta Centennial Organizing Committee for the 1996 Olympics
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Love Whelchel, III talks about working for Recruiters International, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Love Whelchel, III talks about where he worked after leaving Recruiters International, Inc.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Love Whelchel, III talks about the advertising firm TBWAChiatDay
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Love Whelchel, III talks about working for the advertising firm Young & Rubicam
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Love Whelchel, III talks about recruiting more African Americans for mainstream advertising agencies
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his relationship with HistoryMaker Dr. Price Cobbs
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Love Whelchel, III talks about being recruited to work for Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Love Whelchel, III talks about Sean "Diddy" Combs
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Love Whelchel, III describes the culture at Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Love Whelchel, III describes the staff at Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his biggest challenge working for Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Love Whelchel, III talks about Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group internships and its international growth
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - Love Whelchel, III describes his role as head of human resources at Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Love Whelchel, III talks about the vision of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Love Whelchel, III reflects on times when his employers' vision for a company has not matched up with his own
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Love Whelchel, III considers what makes a good work environment
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Love Whelchel, III talks about recruiting at Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Love Whelchel, III considers his legacy and what motivates him
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Love Whelchel, III describes his hopes and concerns for African American communities
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Love Whelchel, III considers what he might have done differently
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Love Whelchel, III talks about his family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Love Whelchel, III describes how he would like to be remembered