Cornell University

Groat and Alpern Awards

621 Ives Hall, 607-255-6623

2014 Groat and Alpern Celebration

March 27, New York City

When: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 6 - 9 p.m. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres; 6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
Where: Pierre Hotel, 5th Avenue at 61st Street, New York City

Pamela KimmetPamela O. Kimmet '80, Judge William B. Groat Award.

Pamela O. Kimmet '80 is senior vice president of human resources at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. She previously served as senior managing director and head of global human resources of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.

Before that, Kimmet was senior vice president of human resources of Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc., held leadership positions at Citigroup in its compensation and benefits department and worked at General Motors.

Chairman of the board of the National Business Group On Health since 2009, she has been a director since 2004. Kimmet serves on ILR's Center for Advanced Human Resources Study Advisory Board and on the ILR Advisory Council.

A member of the Personnel Roundtable and the Conference Board's Executive Compensation Council, Kimmet earned an MBA from Michigan State University.

Lisa YangK. Lisa Yang '74, Jerome Alpern Award.

K. Lisa Yang '74 is a former investment banker who now devotes her time to a number of charitable causes, including the Devereux Foundation, and serves as a voice for people with physical and mental disabilities.

After graduating from ILR, she completed an MBA at Columbia University. Her work in the financial services industry included positions at Lehman Brothers and First Boston.

Yang has established scholarships for undergraduate international students at Cornell and her support of ILR's Employment & Disability Institute has enabled the institute to expand involvement of Cornell students in disability studies education.

Yang has also been instrumental in broadening the institute's involvement in cross-college collaborations.

She is a member of the ILR School Advisory Council and has served on the Cornell University Council.