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Farmer School and Miami University Lose Revered 'Family' Member

April 2016

Tom Speh, ('66 and '68) passed away at his home on April 15.

In his more than four decades at Miami, Tom brought honor to his alma mater as a globally distinguished educator and visionary in the field of logistics and supply chain management. His textbooks are used in universities around the world as he has similarly lectured, consulted and worked with industry executives internationally. His passion and skill in the classroom were recognized with countless awards, including Miami's two highest awards: the Effective Educator and Benjamin Harrison Medallion Awards. Additionally, he received the highest industry award (usually bestowed upon executives, not educators): the Distinguished Service Award from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. His love of learning was infectious and its impact on all who had the pleasure and privilege to know him is unending.