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  6 JANUARY 2010:  Westfield Insurance appoints Dr. Ghadar to board of directors

Dr. Fariborz Ghadar was recently elected to the board of directors of Westfield Insurance, replacing Marty Murphy who retired this past November from the board.

Dr. Ghadar is the William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning, and Founding Director, Center for Global Business Studies at Penn State and Senior Advisor and Distinguished Senior Scholar at The Center for Strategic and International Studies. Earlier in his career he served as an investment banker at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank), as well as research coordinator of the Harvard Multinational Enterprise Project. He also serves as a consultant to a score of major corporations, governments, and government agencies and regularly conducts programs for executives of major multinational corporations here and abroad. In addition, he also teaches in the executive education programs at Dartmouth, Duke, Carnegie Mellon, and Harvard Business School.

In 2004, 2005 and 2006, Dr. Ghadar received the Weyerhaeuser Educator of the Year Award, CIO Magazineís Global Leaders Award, and BusinessWeek named him one of the top 10 Starís of Finance. He was also named as one of the top 10 thought leaders and practitioners of strategy coaching in the new book, "Profiles in Coaching: The 2005 Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching: 50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets."

Dr. Ghadar is the author of twelve books on global economic topics and is frequently quoted in internationally-circulated publications as the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today. He has been a featured speaker and interviewee on the major television networks as well as the business broadcasts of CNN, CNN International, CNBC, Fox News, and Nightly Business Report.

Receiving his BA and MS in mechanical engineering from MIT, Dr. Ghadar also earned his MBA and Doctorate from the Harvard Business School.

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