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Ms. Pamela Forbes Lieberman

Wrong Pamela Forbes Lieberman?

Director, Age, Committees : Audit

Vwr Corp
Phone: (800) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Pennsylvania , United States
VWR International , Inc.
100 Matsonford Road Building One, Suite 200
Radnor , Pennsylvania 19087
United States

Company Description: VWR Funding, Inc. operates in the global laboratory supply industry by distributing chemicals, glassware, equipment, instruments, protective clothing, production...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • B.S. , accounting
    University of Illinois , Champaign
  • M.B.A.
    Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg School of Management
  • bachelor of science degree , accounting
    University of Illinois , Champaign
  • master of business administration degree
    Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management
  • master of business administration degree
    Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
192 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors - VWR International, LLC
investors.vwr.com, 8 Dec 2015 [cached]
Pamela Forbes Lieberman
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Pamela Forbes Lieberman
Robert L. Barchi, Edward A. Blechschmidt, ...
www.sec.gov, 10 April 2015 [cached]
Robert L. Barchi, Edward A. Blechschmidt, Thompson Dean and Timothy P. Sullivan are Class II directors whose initial terms will expire in 2016, and Manuel Brocke-Benz, Pamela Forbes Lieberman, Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. and Robert J. Zollars are Class III directors whose initial terms will expire in 2017.
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Pamela Forbes Lieberman
Director since: 2009
Age: 61
Committees: Audit
Board of Directors - VWR International, LLC
investors.vwr.com, 8 Dec 2015 [cached]
Ms. Forbes Lieberman has served in a variety of executive roles. From March 2006 to August 2006, she served as interim Chief Operating Officer of Entertainment Resource, Inc., which was a distribution business in the entertainment industry. Ms. Forbes Lieberman served as president, chief executive officer and a Board member of TruServ Corporation (now known as True Value Company), a member-owned hardware cooperative, from November 2001 to November 2004, as TruServ's chief operating officer and chief financial officer from July 2001 through November 2001, and as TruServ's chief financial officer from March 2001 through July 2001. Prior to March 2001, she held chief financial officer positions at ShopTalk Inc., The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C. and Fel-Pro Inc., as well as financial leadership positions at Kraft Foods, Inc. and Bunzl Building Supply Inc. Ms. Forbes Lieberman currently serves on the Board of Directors of A.M. Castle & Co., where she is chair of the Audit Committee, Standard Motor Products, Inc., where she is a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation and Management Development Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is co-chair of the Strategy Committee, Tempel Steel, and Kreher Steel Company; and the advisory board of privately-held HAVI Group, LP. In addition, Ms. Forbes Lieberman serves on the Board of Trustees at Rush University Medical Center. Ms. Forbes Lieberman earned an M.B.A. from Northwestern University J.L. Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois, Champaign. Ms. Forbes Lieberman, a Certified Public Accountant began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Experience and Qualifications: Ms. Forbes Lieberman's senior leadership experience at several distribution and manufacturing companies, including as chief executive officer, chief financial officer and board member, her expertise in finance and financial accounting (including qualification as an audit committee financial expert), as well as her expertise in culture and communications, along with her independence, make her a valuable member of the Board.
Winning Workplaces | Board of Directors
www.winningworkplaces.org, 21 Nov 2013 [cached]
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;
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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. She 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. She 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. She began her 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.
Advisory Board
www.whicapital.com, 13 July 2011 [cached]
Ms. Forbes Lieberman has continually distinguished herself over her 30 year career as a strategic, results oriented leader focused on increasing shareholder value. She is the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of True Value Company, where she led an impressive strategic, financial, operating, and cultural turnaround of a $2 Billion public-reporting business. Before joining True Value, Ms. Forbes Lieberman was SVP and CFO of ShopTalk, a start-up voice application software company. She had moved there from Martin-Brower Company, one of the largest distributors in the McDonalds system where she served as SVP and CFO. From 1993 to 1998, Ms. Forbes Lieberman was Vice President and CFO of Fel-Pro Inc., internationally renowned automotive parts company consistently recognized as one of Fortune's "Top 10 Best Places to Work". She spearheaded acquisitions, built world-class finance and technology teams and orchestrated the process that led to the sale of the business for an industry- setting EBITDA multiple. Earlier in her career, she held financial management positions at Bunzl Building Supply and Kraft Foods. Ms. Forbes Lieberman, a CPA, began her career at Price Waterhouse advancing to senior manager in auditing and accounting services. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of NYSE companies AM Castle & Co. and Standard Motor Products as well as the Boards of Directors of Winning Workplaces, The Chicago Network, Lyric Opera of Chicago Guild and is active in several other non-profit organizations.
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