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Two new Miami trustees appointed

Gov. Bob Taft has announced the appointment of S. Kay Geiger and David Herche, both from Cincinnati, to Miami’s board of trustees.

"We are delighted to have two such alumni with long and supportive interest in the university named as trustees," said President James C. Garland.

Geiger, a 1978 Miami graduate, is senior vice president/senior banker at LaSalle Bank, a $585 billion global bank headquartered in Amsterdam with operations in 70 countries.

She has been named to a nine-year term and will replace Roger Howe, whose term recently expired.

Geiger, who earned an undergraduate degree in marketing from Miami and an MBA from Ohio State, has been active in a number of volunteer capacities at the university, including serving on the board of trustees of the Miami University Foundation and as past chair of the Richard T. Farmer School of Business Advisory Council.

Her civic involvement includes work with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Association of the Ohio Commodores, serving on the board of trustees of the YWCA, serving on the advisory board of Ohio State University’s Center for International Business and serving as director emeriti of the National Conference of Community and Justice.

Herche, who majored in accounting at Miami and graduated in 1972, is chairman of Enerfab Inc., a steel plate fabrication firm that manufactures equipment sold to breweries, pharmaceutical and chemical companies. He also is CEO of Westchester Marketing, the largest importer of industrial work gloves in the United States.

Enerfab employs 2,000 people and has $250 million in sales annually.

Herche has been named to fill a one-year term, replacing Richard T. Farmer.

He serves on numerous corporate boards including Michelman Inc., Witt Industries, Cincinnati Works, UCATS, Neff Packaging Solutions, Westchester Marketing, Praxis Solutions and Robbins Floor.

He has also been an active alumnus, serving on the Richard T. Farmer School of Business’ Advisory Council and as chair of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. In 1996, he was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region.

Date Published: 03/11/2004
Volume: 23   Number: 28

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