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ONU Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series to feature healthcare executive

Oct 9, 2007
The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration at Ohio Northern University will present Elizabeth H. Klimes, vice president of Six Sigma for Eli Lilly and Company, in the next installment of the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Dicke Forum.

Klimes's lecture is entitled "Charting Healthcare's New Frontier."

Klimes joined Lilly (a leading pharmaceutical company) in 1982, and in June 2004 was chosen to lead the company's deployment of Six Sigma, a methodology developed to systematically improve products by eliminating defects. She is also a member of Lilly's senior management forum, a group of top Lilly executives that implements corporate strategies, ensures corporate performance and identifies corporate issues and opportunities. Prior to her role as vice president of Six Sigma, Klimes was president of Specialty Care Products. From 1998 until 2001, Klimes worked abroad, serving as general manager of Lilly Deutschland GmbH.

Originally from Indiana, Klimes received her bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1981. She also holds a master of business administration degree from Indiana University. She is a member of the board of trustees for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, as well as the advisory board for the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University.

The ONU College of Business Administration Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series brings successful entrepreneurs and officers of major corporations to discuss current business issues.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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