It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved chairman emeritus, Donald P. Kennedy. Those who knew him will recall his kind smile, his knack for making people laugh, or his nearly unbeatable golf game. But, perhaps most of all, he will be remembered for his generosity and his exemplary integrity and leadership.
D.P. Kennedy served the company his grandfather founded with remarkable distinction for more than 60 years. During this time, the company grew from a single office in Santa Ana, Calif., to a FORTUNE® 500 company with hundreds of offices around the world. He did it by picking great people, setting a course and allowing people to succeed in their own way. He was tough but never mean, smart but never condescending. He led with humor and grace and always found time for fun.