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Ms. Forbes Lieberman

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Board Member

Phone: (847) ***-****  HQ Phone
A. M. Castle & Co.
Suite 220 1420 Kensington Road
OAK BROOK , Illinois 60523
United States

Company Description: A. M. Castle & Co. is a specialty metals and plastics distribution company. The Company’s segments include metals and plastics. The Company provides a range of...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MBA
    Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Business
  • bachelor's degree , accountancy
    University of Illinois , Champaign
33 Total References
Web References
Officers and Directors
www.smpcorp.com, 11 Nov 2013 [cached]
Ms. Forbes Lieberman also serves as a director of A.M. Castle & Co. and VWR Funding, Inc. From March 2006 to August 2006, Ms. Forbes Lieberman served as the interim Chief Operating Officer of Entertainment Resource, Inc. Ms. Forbes Lieberman also served as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of TruServ Corporation (now known as True Value Company) from November 2001 to November 2004, as TruServ's Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer from July 2001 to November 2001, and as TruServ's Chief Financial Officer from March 2001 to June 2001. Prior to March 2001, Ms. Forbes Lieberman held Chief Financial Officer positions at ShopTalk Inc., The Martin-Brower Company, LLC, and Fel-Pro, Inc. and served as an automotive industry consultant from 1998 to 1999. Ms. Forbes Lieberman holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a BS from the University of Illinois. Ms. Forbes Lieberman is a Certified Public Accountant.
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.
VWR International, LLC - Board of Directors
investors.vwr.com, 10 May 2014 [cached]
Ms. Forbes Lieberman is a Certified Public Accountant.
2012 Board of Directors | Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
www.ovariancancer.org, 23 Dec 2012 [cached]
Before coming to 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. Ms. Forbes Lieberman holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois Champaign. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Ms. Forbes Lieberman serves on the board of numerous companies and nonprofit groups, including Standard Motor Products, the Ovarian National Cancer Alliance and the Committee of 200.
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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