SIDNEY COPELAND PULITZER
A native of New Orleans, he was born on May 26, 1934. He is a graduate of Newman School and the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1957. His major was industrial management and his minor was banking. Pulitzer served two years active duty in the US Navy aboard the USS Howard Gilmore as commissary and disbursing officer in support of SUB RON 4 and 12 comprised of twenty-two submarines.
He joined Wemco, a manufacturer of men’s neckwear in 1959 and was an executive there for thirty-eight years rising to president in 1976, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 1989, and Chairman in 1995. Wemco employed over 750 personnel selling over $60 million dollars in neckwear and sports apparel products worldwide. Wemco was sold in August of 1997. Pulitzer was also president and chairman of the National Neckwear Association, lobbied in Washington for four years on behalf of the industry, and received its Manufacturer of the Year Award in 1987
Sidney Pulitzer joined the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in 1996 as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship. He teaches students how to start their own business to build financial wealth, to have a healthy life, and find happiness. He does confidential business consulting on finance, marketing and investing for a limited number of confidential clients.
He is a qualified draftsman and drew the blueprints for the first first two homes. He contracted and financed the construction of the Wemco manufacturing building, warehouses in South Plainsfield, New Jersey, and Valparaiso, Indiana. Additional construction included a twelve unite apartment complex, an office building, and the purchase of other real estate properties. He is partners in a major office building with attorney Gerald Wasserman, Volunteers of America and Vatican Ventures. He and his wife own two strip shopping centers.
In 1968 Sidney Pulitzer founded Advance Planning Inc., an SEC registered investment advisor. For forty-seven years this firm published the Long Term Growth Advisory first by mail and then over the Internet providing specific investment advice to clients world wide until it was discontinued December 2015. Pulitzer presently serves on the Junior Achievement Endowment and the Jewish Federation Investment committees. He is a recognized speaker on investing and finance.
Pulitzer has served on the corporate boards of Cucos Restaurants, Starmount Life Insurance, and Weiner Enterprises. He was a past board member of Touro synagogue, Touro Infirmary, Willowwood, and the World Trade Center where as president he was able to convert a deficit into a profit, pay off the bond debt, and establish an endowment. He is a past president and chairmen of Junior Achievement where he converted the annual deficit into a surplus, established the annual Business Hall of Fame fundraiser, and started the Junior Achievement endowment.
Pulitzer also served as a past Division Chairman of the United Way of Greater New Orleans, Chairman of Young Presidents Organization, a director of Newman School, Country Day School, and twice on the Jewish Federation.
Pulitzer has written five books; two on banking and finance, one on military preparedness, and two more recently including Repair Washington, calling for a Constitutional Convention, and Big Money 101, as a guide to self-employment through entrepreneurship and a happy life.
Sidney is married to Joyce Samuelson and they have two children, his son Sidney Copeland Pulitzer, Jr. and daughter C.C. Lemann and son-in-law, Monty Lemann II, with two grandsons Monte Lemann III and Spencer Lemann.
Pulitzer’s favorite quote by Winston Churchill is: “Free Enterprise delivers an unequal amount of blessings and Socialism delivers an equal amount of misery.”
Education & Affiliations
Batchelor of Science in Economics, Wharton School of Finance, The University of Pennsylvania.
High School degree: Newman School in New Orleans