Chairman of the Board of Meadwestvaco Spoke at Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, OhioJerome Tatar, chairman of the board of MeadWestvaco, spoke at Cedarville University on Thursday, Sept. 19. His presentation focused on mergers, a familiar topic to Tatar due to Mead and Westvacos recent merger. Tatars presentation was part of the Cedarville University Distinguished Speaker Series, a program which brings prominent senior executives to campus to interact with students and faculty. Tatar began his career with Mead in 1973 as operations research analyst and was promoted to manager of operations research in 1974. In 1994, he was promoted to vice president-operating officer of Mead, and, in 1996, the board of directors elected him president and chief operating officer. In 1997, he was elected chairman, chief executive officer, and president. Tatar holds a B.S. in mathematics from Carnegie-Mellon University and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional, and graduate programs. Offering 100 areas of study to approximately 3,000 students, the University features an award-winning campus computer network and a worldwide Christian ministries program. Visit the University Web site at -30-