John Dasburg

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John Dasburg
Alma materUniversity of Florida
Known forBeing the CEO of Northwest Airlines and Burger King

John H. Dasburg (born 1943 in Queens, New York), grew up in Miami, Florida and graduated from Miami High School.[1] He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He attended the University of Florida for college, and used the GI Bill to get his MBA also from UF.[1] He was one of the youngest name partners at Peat, Marwick Mitchell accounting firm, and went on to become one of the senior members of the executive team at Marriott. He later accepted a position with Northwest Airlines, and became the CEO in 1990. He is credited with saving the airline from bankruptcy in the early 1990s. He served as chairman, CEO, and president of Burger King and chairman and CEO of DHL Airways. He is currently Chairman and CEO of ASTAR Air Cargo, Inc.[2][3]

He won the Horatio Alger Award.[4] In addition, he served on the University of Florida Board of Trustees as well.[5]


  1. ^ Kleinberg, Howard (2003). The Stingaree Century. (no place): (self published). p. 141. ISBN 0974158909.
  2. ^ "John Dasburg Named Chief Executive of DHL Airways, Inc". Business Wire. 2003-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-07.
  3. ^ Carey, Dennis; von Weichs, Marie Caroline; Dasburg, John (2003). How to Run a Company. New York: Crown Business. ISBN 1-4000-4927-X.
  4. ^ "The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans: John H. Dasburg". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
  5. ^ "Former Trustees - Board of Trustees - University of Florida". Retrieved 2020-06-24.

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