Dixon Brooke Jr
Brooke, the son of Frederick and Sybil Vogtle Brooke, graduated from Birmingham University School in 1966. He spent two years at Marion Military Institute before completing his bachelor of science in business administration at Auburn University in 1970. He went to work for First National Bank of Birmingham and completed their management training program, then moved to EBSCO in 1973.
As a trainee at EBSCO, Brooke worked in accounting, customer service and international sales before he was made manager of the Southeast Regional Office and later to vice president and general manager of EBSCO Subscription Services.