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Prudential Executive to Talk About Business Ethics

Published on October 12, 2010

SELINSGROVE—Prudential Financial chairman and CEO John Strangfeld will deliver the Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lecture in Ethics on Oct 21 at Susquehanna University. The free public lecture will be held in Stretansky Concert Hall, in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art, at 7:30 p.m.

Before becoming CEO in 2008, Strangfeld was vice chairman, responsible for Prudential's U.S. businesses, which include both the investment and the insurance divisions. He previously held a variety of senior investment positions at Prudential, both within the United States and abroad, including six years in London. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Susquehanna in 1975 and earned his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia in 1977.

In addition to serving in his executive role at Prudential, Strangfeld is also chair of Susquehanna’s Board of Trustees and an active board member for The Darden Foundation. He is a member of the Financial Services Forum, the Financial Services Roundtable, the Business Roundtable, the Geneva Association and the American Council of Life Insurers.

Founded by Susquehanna alumnus Edward R. Schmidt in honor of his parents, the Edward S. and Rita Schmidt Lectureship in Ethics brings a scholar to Susquehanna’s campus each year to address a current ethical concern or topic. The goal of the program is to emphasize ethical issues and encourage thought and exploration by faculty, students and the surrounding community.

Karen M. Jones


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