Herman Cain grew up in Atlanta with loving parents and little else. His father worked three jobs as a janitor, a barber and a chauffeur and his mother was a domestic worker. Thanks to the lessons his parents instilled in him, Herman went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Morehouse College and a Master's in computer science from Purdue University.
Herman has more than 40 years' experience in the private sector, where he balanced budgets, created jobs and rescued failing companies. He served as an analyst for Coca-Cola, an executive at Pillsbury, a regional Vice President with Burger King and CEO of Godfather's Pizza. During his time at Godfather's, he brought the company from near bankruptcy to profitability in just 14 months. Herman's record as "turnaround artist" led to his rise as President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, which employs more than 14 million people. Additionally, he's been on the boards of directors for several multi-national corporations, including Nabisco, AGCO, Hallmark Cards, Whirlpool, SuperValu, Acquila and Reader's Digest.
Herman also served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and as a supervisory mathematician for the Department of the Navy, where he developed ballistics and fire control systems for the armed forces.
Herman has been married to his wife, Gloria, for 44 years, and they have two children and four grandchildren. He also serves as an Associate Minister at Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta.
Articles by Herman Cain:
By HERMAN CAIN - It happened to me too, by the way. You should probably not even know who Frank VanderSloot is. Not that he isn’t an impressive American. He leads a successful company and he’s earned tremendous respect in the business community. But usually a man like that is not a household name. But ... continue reading
By HERMAN CAIN - A new tax code could keep this from happening again. It’s no small matter that the Internal Revenue Service has been targeting conservative groups for heightened scrutiny. The power to tax is the power to destroy, and there are few limits to what the IRS can do when exercising its taxation ... continue reading
By HERMAN CAIN - Gusher. Remember all that talk about how we had to immediately wean ourselves off oil and start using alternative energy because we were going to run out of fossil fuels? Never mind! This week the government, which is run by the very same people who hate the oil industry and can’t wait to ... continue reading
By HERMAN CAIN - The crisis Obama wants. How far have we fallen when the president of the United States is intentionally sabotaging operations of the federal government for the purpose of putting the hurt on the American people – and he’s not being roundly condemned for it? That’s what President ... continue reading
By HERMAN CAIN - What we're made of. It could be a long time before we know anything of substance about why Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev decided to wreak terror on the Boston Marathon. Or it may be that there’s nothing more to know – that they were simply a couple of angry losers caught up in a ... continue reading
By HERMAN CAIN - All Star Team. My activities are starting to hit the news, so you might as well hear about it here first. CNN reports: Herman Cain, the former pizza executive who briefly led the pack of GOP 2012 presidential hopefuls, convened a gathering of Republicans Monday with the goal of devising a ... continue reading
By HERMAN CAIN - They're not taking down free enterprise without a fight. A recent event I attended demonstrated the power of free enterprise and job creators, and also demonstrated the danger this nation will face if we don’t fight back against policies that threaten this amazing system. Free enterprise is ... continue reading