Howard E. Wall
Howard E. Wall has enjoyed a distinguished career that has followed a pattern of ingenuity; at Arthur Anderson & Company, Dun & Bradstreet Companies, Inc., General Dynamics Corporations, and Field Enterprises, Inc., he participated in numerous acquisitions and start-up programs.
Wall was born in Heber, Utah, on December 29, 1929. He is married to the former Deloris K. Blumke. They have two married sons, Edward H. of Littleton, CO, and David E. of Green Valley, NV, and four grandchildren.
In 19450, following two years of schooling at Weber Jr. College in Ogden, Utah, Howard enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served for two years during the Korean Conflict.
Education and Career
Wall continued to work through college, and in 1955 received a bachelor of science degree in accounting with honors from the University of Utah. He also earned a State of Utah secondary school teaching certificate and a California real estate license.
Wall's early career began as an accountant with Ackerson & Howerton, a public accounting firm in Salt Lake City. He then moved on to become an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Company.
Wall's corporate career began with General Dynamics, a defense contractor, from 1958 to 1971 in various financial management positions in San Diego, New York, and Quinoy, Massachusetts. His last position was assistant controller of the corporation. From 1971-1978, Wall was with The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in the position of Vice President and Treasurer.
In 1978 Wall joined Field Enterprises, Inc., a company engaged in publishing, communications, resources and real estate. As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, his duties included supervision of the company's treasury, accounting, taxes, employee benefits, insurance, financial planning, and real estate operations.
In May 1982 Wall joined The Washington Post Company and was elected Vice President. He was responsible for cellular telephone operations in numerous markets and the start-up of Sports Channels in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. In 1986, he became President of Post-Newsweek Cable, Inc. when he recommended and negotiated the acquisition of Capital Cities Communications' 53 cable systems. In January 1993, he was elected Chairman of PNC and oversaw the Washington Post Company's cable television operations in Tayside, Glenrothes, and Motherwell, Scotland.
Wall serves as a Director of Scottsdale Memorial Health Systems in Scottsdale, Arizona; a member of the National Cable Television Association; a member and former Vice Chairman of the National Advisory Committee of Dixie College; a Trustee of the Endowment Committee of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunications at Arizona State University; and a member of the Dean's Advisory Committee of the College of Public Programs at Arizona State University. He was also a member of the President's Roundtable at Brigham Young University, and an Associate of Northwestern University.
During the annual convocation of the ASU College of Public Programs, Wall received the college's 1992 Distinguished Achievement Award. Although not an alumnus, Wall received the Franklin S. Harris award in 2003 for his work in the field of communications and his service to BYU.
Wall has been elected to:
- Who's Who in America
- Who's Who Worldwide
- Business Leaders Hall of Fame
- Who's Who in U.S. Executives
- Who's Who of American Business Leaders
- Standar & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors, & Executives
- Who's Who Registry of Global Business Leaders
He is an active community member, having served on various Boards of Education, a community representative of the Boy Scouts of America, a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and an active fundraiser.