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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Florida
Favorite Quote:
If You Always Do What You Always Did, You Will Always Get What You Always Got.

Birthplace

Born:
2/23/1947
Birth Location:
Chicago, Illinois

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Green
Favorite Food:
Fried Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Florida
Favorite Quote:
If You Always Do What You Always Did, You Will Always Get What You Always Got.

Birthplace

Born:
2/23/1947
Birth Location:
Chicago
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Biography

Business executive Ron Daly was born on February 23, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, the eldest of two children. Daly’s mother was a homemaker and his father a laborer. After graduating from Farragut High School in 1964, Daly went to work for R.R. Donnelley.

As one of the first African Americans to work at Donnelley, Daly continued his education, and, in 1975, earned his associate’s degree from Prairie State University. Two years later, he earned a B.A. degree from Governor’s State College, becoming the first person in his family to graduate from college. Daly continued his education, earning an M.B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago in 1980. He continued to work at R.R. Donnelley, and by the time he left in 2002, he had risen to the position of president of Donnelley Print Solutions, the largest division of the organization. Daly was then named president and CEO of Océ-USA Holding, Incorporated. At Océ, Daly is the first American to run the company’s North American operations, and the first American to sit on the board of directors of the Netherlands-based company.

In addition to a lifetime of dedication to his work, Daly is active in the community as a member of the board of directors of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, president of the Leadership Group of Chicago and a member of the executive council of Metropolis 2020. Daly and his wife, Delores, have three children.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Ronald Daly lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Ronald Daly describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Ronald Daly describes his family's experiences with racial prejudice in Mobile, Alabama and Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Ronald Daly describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Ronald Daly talks about his interest in African American history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Ronald Daly describes his mother's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Ronald Daly describes his father's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Ronald Daly describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Ronald Daly describes his time at Farragut High School on the West Side of Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Ronald Daly describes the tensions of rising in corporate management as an African American
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Ronald Daly describes his beliefs on the controversy over reparations for slavery
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Ronald Daly describes his elementary school education in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Ronald Daly describes his studies at Farragut High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Ronald Daly describes neighborhood violence during his high school years in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Ronald Daly remembers his childhood ambitions
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Ronald Daly reflects on the ability for self-improvement in the African American community
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Ronald Daly talks about entering the workforce after graduating from high school in 1964
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Ronald Daly recounts beginning his first job at R.R. Donnelley and Sons
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Ronald Daly remembers the Chicago Blizzard of 1967
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Ronald Daly remembers historical moments in Chicago, Illinois during the late 1960s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Ronald Daly talks about his decision to go to college while working at R.R. Donnelley
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Ronald Daly talks about his experiences at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Ronald Daly talks about colleges who cut arts in favor of pre-professional programs
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Ronald Daly describes his initial executive roles at R.R. Donnelley and Sons
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Ronald Daly describes becoming the president of Donnelley Telecommunications
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Ronald Daly remembers working with the Oregon Symphony to honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Ronald Daly describes leaving R.R. Donnelley to become the C.E.O. of Oce North America
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Ronald Daly relates his experiences at Oce North America
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Ronald Daly shares advice for aspiring business leaders
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Ronald Daly describes his work toward the advancement of young African Americans
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Ronald Daly reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Ronald Daly talks about how he would like to be remembered