In late 2004, Forbes Lieberman resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer of TruServ Corporation, a cooperative now known as True Value Company, where she led a business that includes True Value Hardware, Grand Rental Station, Taylor Rental, Party Central, Home and Garden Showplace and Induserve Supply;
Forbes Lieberman assumed the additional responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer in July 2001, upon the resignation of the former President and CEO.
In mid- November, with the company consistently exceeding its business plan under her leadership, she was promoted to President and CEO.
Before coming to TruServ, Forbes Lieberman was Senior Vice President and CFO of ShopTalk, a start-up voice application software company.
had moved there from Martin-Brower Company
, one of the largest distributors in the McDonald's system.
From 1993 to 1998, Forbes Lieberman was Vice President and CFO of Fel-Pro Incorporated, an internationally renowned automotive parts company consistently recognized as one of FORTUNE's "Top 10 Best Places to Work.
spearheaded acquisitions, built a world-class finance team and orchestrated the process that led to the sale of the business to Federal Mogul.
Forbes Lieberman also spent four years as Vice President Finance acquiring and integrating individual companies for Bunzl Building Supply, now part of the RMC group.
Prior to that, she
was with Kraft Foods.
career in 1975 at Price Waterhouse, now known as PriceWaterhouseCoopers
, working on Fortune 500 clients until she
left as Senior Manager in 1988.
Forbes Lieberman holds a bachelor's degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois, Champaign, and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Business.
Forbes Lieberman is a member of Winning Workplaces Board, Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board, former member of Federal Reserve Bank Board's 7th District Advisory Council, as well as a member of The Economic Club, The Executives Club, The Chicago Net- work, and Committee of 200.
She recently chaired the American Heart Association 2005 Chicago Go Red for Women event raising a record amount, is a frequent guest lecturer at Northwestern, a recipient of the 2003 Lake Forest Graduate School's Distinguished "Executive of the Year" award and a frequent keynote speaker on leadership.
The daughter of an accomplished opera singer and the sister of an opera company founder, Forbes Lieberman, also serves on the Lyric Opera of Chicago Guild Board and Opera Theatre North and follows the arts with the same kind of passion and knowledge that marked her leadership as CEO.