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Charles R. Craig Elected Chair of American Management Association Board of Trustees

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7/17/2009
American Management Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that Charles R. Craig, senior vice president, Science and Technology, Administration and Operations, of Corning Incorporated, was elected chair of the AMA Board of Trustees during the 86th Annual Meeting of Members. Mr. Craig succeeds Teresa E. McCaslin, executive vice president of Human Resources and Information Systems of Continental Grain Company, who had served as chair since 2004.

Mr. Craig has been a member of AMA’s Board since 2006. He also chairs AMA’s Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing Management Council.

“I am honored to follow Teri McCaslin, who has provided exceptional stewardship, as the new chair of the AMA Board of Trustees,” said Mr. Craig. “I look forward to working with my fellow trustees and AMA CEO Ed Reilly and his leadership team, in advancing the mission of this longstanding management institution.”

Mr. Craig joined Corning in 1974 as senior chemist. He has 35 years of experience in various technology management positions in the manufacturing, engineering, science and technology fields. Since 1990, Mr. Craig has held leadership responsibilities supporting Corning’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), including strategic planning, portfolio management, and corporate innovation practices.

Mr. Craig was named to his current position in 2008 where he leads the chief of staff responsibilities for the CTO, the administration and operations of Corning’s technology community, and strategic planning for Science and Technology.

Mr. Craig is Corning’s member representative on the Board of Trustees at Clarkson University and the College Council at Alfred State College/SUNY. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Alfred Technology Resources, Inc., a business development incubator.

“Charlie Craig has been an influential member and chair of AMA’s Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing Management Council for many years, and he has a long history of dedication to the work of AMA,” said Edward T. Reilly, AMA president and CEO. “His commitment to management development, combined with his remarkable business experience, makes him an ideal person to lead AMA’s Board,” Reilly said.

Also during AMA’s Annual Meeting, the following members were re-elected for three-year terms to the AMA Board of Trustees: Sir Paul Judge, chairman, British-North American Committee; Tony LeDinh, vice president-International Affairs, Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.; and Douglas W. McCormick, venture partner, Rho Capital Partners. Mr. Craig was also re-elected as a member of the Board for a three-year term. For the full list of the AMA Board of Trustees, visit http://www2.amanet.org/advantage/Our-Board-of-Trustees.aspx.

AMA’s 14 Councils are a unique network of industry and function-based members that provides a distinct and important service to AMA and its customers. More than 500 senior executives meet in national and regional groups and provide an invaluable resource, helping AMA track emerging business trends to assure that its products and services reflect the most current best practices and the most valuable information available.

AMA offers more than 140 seminars in management, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, project management, human resources, sales, marketing and finance. Programs are offered for business professionals at all levels, from CEOs and senior executives to new managers and administrative professionals. AMA’s faculty is comprised of business practitioners with real-world experience and expert facilitation skills who use practical, action-oriented AMA content that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

AMA and its global network have Executive Conference Centers in Arlington, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Brussels, Toronto, Mexico City, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, and Istanbul, and in many other cities around the world.

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