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Lycoming College alumnus David Schoch, chief financial officer for Ford Motor Company operations throughout all the Americas, will present "Ford – Putting the World on Wheels," as part of the College's Institute for Management Studies' James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series. The presentation will be held Monday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11, Barclay Lecture Hall.
Schoch previously served the automaker as executive director, Ford Canada, Mexico and South America Operations. He also was chief financial officer and vice president of strategic planning for Ford of Europe. Before joining Ford of Europe, Schoch was chief financial officer of Ford Asia-Pacific Operations.
Since joining Ford as a financial analyst in 1977, Schoch has held a wide variety of leadership positions. His extensive global experience also includes senior finance leadership positions in South America and South Africa.
Schoch earned a bachelor's degree in business from Lycoming in 1973 and an MBA in finance from Temple University. Schoch and his wife, Carol (Missy) Marsland Schoch, also a 1973 Lycoming graduate, have three daughters.
The James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series is named for James W. Harding, a 1938 graduate of the College and native of Montoursville, Pa. Harding was an executive with Kemper Insurance. Lycoming was awarded a grant from the James S. Kemper Foundation in Long Grove, Ill., to endow the speaker series. As a result, students have the opportunity to meet and network with some of America's top business executives from numerous internationally-recognized companies and firms.