Thursday September 29, 2011

Global Prowess

The University of Dayton taps five executives with global and regional ties for its board of trustees.

The University of Dayton has named five prominent global and regional leaders to its board of trustees for three-year terms. The new trustees are:

  • John Forte, president and founder of Forte Properties Inc., a real estate development company in Miami, Fla. A 1964 alumnus, he holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
  • Joseph R. Hinrichs, group vice president and president, Asia Pacific and Africa, and chairman and CEO of Ford China. Hinrichs oversees all of Ford's operations and partnerships within the Asia Pacific and Africa region including Mazda. He is based in Shanghai, China, where he is also director on the board of the U.S.-China Business Council. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton in 1989 and an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1994 as a GM Fellow. The University of Dayton's National Alumni Association awarded him a special achievement award in 2007.
  • Anne Eiting Klamar, M.D., president and CEO of Midmark Corp. in Versailles, Ohio. Midmark is a leading worldwide manufacturer of equipment for the healthcare industry. Klamar earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Michigan in 1983 and a medical degree from The Ohio State University in 1990. She is also a graduate of the Owner/President Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
  • Richard J. Omlor, chairman and CEO of YSI Inc., a Yellow Springs, Ohio, company with operations in 16 countries. Omlor holds a 1979 bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton and completed the Ross Executive Management Program at the University of Michigan in 2000.
  • Lawrence W. Woerner, global head of regions for Mercer. He's responsible for business development and client management in 30 global markets. A resident of Miami, Fla., he graduated in 1976 from the University of Dayton with a bachelor's degree in mathematics.

"These individuals are all strong, highly capable leaders in their professions. They bring invaluable experience and a worldview that will help us as we continue to internationalize the curriculum and attract students from around the globe," said Daniel J. Curran, University of Dayton president.

The new trustees replace John Haley, Brother Tom Giardino, S.M., Westina Matthews Shatteen, Sister Francis Marie Thrailkill, O.S.U., and Andy Veres, who have finished their terms.

The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university and the largest private university in Ohio. Founded by the Society of Mary (Marianists) in 1850, the University of Dayton ranks among the 10 best Catholic universities in the nation.

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