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Merck CFO to speak at Business School
STANFORD -- Judy C. Lewent, vice president and chief financial officer of Merck & Company Inc., will speak and meet studentes at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in late April.
Lewent joined the giant pharmaceutical firm in 1980 as director of acquisitions and capital analysis, and was elected chief financial officer in April 1990. She was recently appointed to the advisory board of the Center for Economic Policy Research at Stanford.
Lewent will arrive at Stanford on April 29 and meet informally with students and faculty and attend two finance classes. At noon on April 30 (in room 75 of the Business School), she will deliver the second annual Arjay Miller Lecture.
Lewent's visit is funded by the Arjay Miller Finance Fund, which was endowed by the former dean of the Business School and his wife, Frances, to support the teaching of financial management in large corporations. The first Miller lecturer was Alan D. Gilmour, chief financial officer of the Ford Motor Co.
"When my wife and I established the grant, it was our intention to bring to Stanford students an opportunity to meet with outstanding financial executives," Miller said. "We were especially interested in attracting those whose backgrounds reflected broad experience in differing phases of corporate management."
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