Carney, John J.
The Landmark Cos. LLC
Education: Williams College, bachelor’s degree; Columbia University Law School, doctorate in law
First Job: Cleveland schoolteacher
Toughest Challenge: The Great Recession. Banks called/defaulted good, safe performing loans with no bank to offer refinancing. It was difficult to navigate and very stressful, but we got through it.
Greatest Inspiration: My father, John J. Carney, and Uncle James M. Carney, who developed throughout the Cleveland area.
Best Advice: Do it now — don’t put it off.
Proudest Moment: Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa at age 73
Most Important Skill: Bringing people together through discussion and persuasion, mediation
Bucket List: Baltic Sea, African safari, Egypt, American Rivers, Galapagos Island. On my wish list: space, moon.