Beth C. Florin Recipient of 2015 Alpern Award

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Institute for Compensation Studies is very pleased that ILR graduate, Beth Florin, will receive one of the school’s highest honors on April 9, 2015 at the annual Groat & Alpern Awards celebration at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The Jerome Alpern Award, named in honor of business and financial consultant Jerome Alpern ‘49, MBA ‘50, is given to recognize an ILR graduate with outstanding service and support to the ILR School, its students, and its alumni, combined with distinguished professional accomplishments.

Florin currently serves as a Vice President on the ILR Alumni Association Board where she leads the membership committee; she is a member of the ILR Dean’s Advisory Council; and she also participates on the Cornell University Council. In 2010, the Institute for Compensation Studies was honored by receiving its first alumnus gift from Beth Florin. The Joseph R. Rich ‘80 Memorial Fund for Compensation Studies was created by Florin in honor of her late husband Joseph Rich. The fund helps underwrite ICS student community activities, including student research.

Florin ‘85 is a Managing Director at Pearl Meyer & Partners where she leads the survey and employee compensation practice areas and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. She was a co-founder of Executive Alliance, a technology industry compensation consultancy that was acquired by Pearl Meyer & Partners (at that time known as Clark Consulting) in 2001. Prior to that, Ms. Florin was a Senior Human Resource Consultant with William M. Mercer, Incorporated’s High Tech Compensation Practice and held human resource positions at Data General Corporation.

For more on the creation of the Joseph R. Rich ‘80 Memorial Fund for Compensation Studies, see

For the full 2015 Groat & Alpern Awards story, see