Alumna/human resources expert headlines Heidelberg lecture series

Mar 19, 2013

Heidelberg University will welcome alumna and human resources expert Jerilyn Medrea as the spring speaker in The Patricia Adams Lecture Series next month.

Medrea will arrive on campus April 10 to begin a series of formal and informal sessions with students and the campus community. Her keynote address and dinner on Thursday, April 11, are open to the public. The event begins with a reception at 5:45 p.m., followed by dinner and the presentation at 6:30 in Seiberling Gymnasium. Cost is $30 per person. For additional information or to make reservations, visit www.heidelberg.edu/patadams.

A 1977 Heidelberg graduate, Medrea is currently the global head of talent engagement for Liquidnet Holding in New York City. The organization is a global institutional trading network that represents the values of the “new Wall Street.”

At Liquidnet, Medrea oversees global human resources, leadership development and organizational development. Since joining the firm in 2007, Medrea has developed a number of innovative and award-winning approaches to employee engagement. She also oversees Liquidnet for Good, the company’s corporate social engagement program with a global impact.

In her 30-corporate career, Medrea has held senior positions with Champion International, PepsiCo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, EMC/Smarts and BearingPoint. She has been recognized for her contributions, leadership and dedication to strategic human resources and work-life initiatives. A pioneer in corporate wellness, she is a two-time winner of the C. Everett Koop Award for creating state-of-the-art employee wellness programs.

Medrea has a master’s degree from Michigan State University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development. She lives in Connecticut.

The Patricia Adams Lecture Series, currently in its third year, was created by The John and Patricia Adams Foundation to bring to campus exceptional female leaders from a broad spectrum of personal and professional backgrounds.

Through the series, Heidelberg students are exposed to outstanding female executives who have had a significant impact in their careers and communities. Each of the guests has opportunities to interact with students in formal and informal settings, and their visit culminates in a keynote address. While the lecture series emanates from the Heidelberg School of Business, it touches every discipline and has expanded to include prospective students and the broader local community.