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Jul 31, 1997

George Garland

Talking to a foot soldier from the front lines of corporate governance

He shuns the spotlight, but is nonetheless credited with contributing to the corporate governance success of institutions like Calpers, New York State Common Retirement Fund and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. His latest coup saw him aiding hedge fund Greenway Partners in a fight against Unisys, whose CEO Jim Unrue finally stepped aside in June. George Garland is one of the unsung heroes of proxy fights: a proxy solicitor. Managements, raiders and activists make great copy, but

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