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NEW YORK–Pace University will honor Edward D. Miller, President and CEO of the
Equitable Companies and Chairman and CEO of its subsidiary, the Equitable Life
Assurance Society of the United States, at the 1999 Leaders in Management Award
Dinner to be held May 12 in the Grand Ballroom of New York City’s Plaza Hotel.
Miller, a member of the Pace University Board of Trustees, will also receive an
honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from the University during the
The Leaders in Management Award is presented to prominent members of the business
community to celebrate their personal and professional accomplishments.
Particular emphasis is placed on those leaders who enhance the economic, civic
and cultural life in New York and the world. The Award serves as a powerful symbol
of excellence for Pace University students and the dinner highlights the many
partnerships between Pace and the corporate community.
Miller, a Pace alumnus (1968), is a recognized leader in consumer financial
services and technological innovation, as well as a devoted humanitarian. Miller
currently serves as chairman of the Tri-State United Way Campaign and has
volunteered in several capacities with the New York Blood Center and Phoenix
House. “Ed Miller is not only a distinguished and successful member of the
corporate community, he is a valued alumnus of Pace who shares his time and
talent generously with us as a member of the Board of Trustees,” said President
Patricia O. Ewers. Ewers continues, “Ed is the ideal model of someone who has
put a Pace education to good use to strengthen and enhance the economic, civic and
philanthropic life of the community.”
Miller possesses 35 years of finance and banking experience. As the Senior
Executive Vice President of the AXA Group, Equitable’s majority shareholder,
Miller managed the organization’s global information technology development. While
serving as Vice Chairman of Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust, Miller successfully
directed two of the largest financial services combinations in history – the
mergers of The Chase Manhattan Corporation and Chemical Bank, and of Chemical
Bank with Manufacturers Hanover Trust. He serves on the boards of The Equitable
Companies and Equitable Life Alliance Capital Management and Donaldson and Lufkin
& Jenrette, two Equitable subsidiaries.
The Leaders in Management Award Dinner is Pace’s most prominent annual fund-raising
event. The Dinner was initiated in 1962 by the Pace University Executive Council
to highlight the corporate community’s support and encouragement of the University.
Proceeds will be applied to the $55 million Campaign for Pace University.
Past recipients of the Award include Thomas Hays, Fortune Brands; Eugene R. McGrath,
Consolidated Edison; Thomas G. Labrecque, The Chase Manhattan Bank; William Ferguson,
NYNEX Corporation; and Robert E. Allen, AT&T.
Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate
and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin
School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of
Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.