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Lycoming College Institute for Management Studies to host alumna as Harding lecturer

Lycoming College Institute for Management Studies to host alumna as Harding lecturer

Barbara Heim

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The Lycoming College Institute for Management Studies will welcome alumna Barbara Heim, BG Group’s vice president of human resources, as a part of its James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series. Her presentation, “Making the Most of Your Liberal Arts Education,” will be held Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11. The event is free and open to the public.

Heim joined the BG Group, a British multinational oil and gas company, in 2009, and is responsible for the human resources strategy and operational human resources throughout BG’s global operations, including in Australia, Brazil and Trinidad. She serves as a senior member of BG Group’s Human Resources Management Committee and one of her key priorities is to develop the company’s talent around the world.

Prior to joining BG Group, Heim spent five years as the vice president of human resources for Burger King in North America and more recently, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. During her tenure, Heim provided human resource support as Burger King opened new markets in Russia, Italy, Czech Republic and Oman. She previously held human resource leadership positions at Pennzoil Quaker State, EmCare Holdings Inc., Ryder System and Colgate Palmolive.

Heim earned a bachelor’s in communication from Lycoming in 1983. As a student, she was a member of the field hockey team and the Beta Phi Gamma sorority.

The James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series is named for James W. Harding, a 1938 graduate of Lycoming and native of Montoursville, Pa. Harding was an executive with Kemper Insurance. As the result of a grant from the James S. Kemper foundation to endow the series, students have the opportunity to meet and network with some of America's top business executives from numerous internationally-recognized companies and firms.

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