Posted by William Nunnelley on 2006-10-20

Robert H. Herz, chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), will deliver the first Hodges Executive Speakers lecture sponsored by the Samford University School of Business for the Birmingham business community. The luncheon program will be Friday, Oct. 27, at 11:30 a.m. at Birmingham's Harbert Center.

The FASB, which began operations in 1973, establishes standards of financial accounting and reporting for private-sector entities, including businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Herz was formerly senior partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and its North America Theater Leader of Professional, Technical, Risk and Quality.

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The Hodges Executive Speaker Series will host a number of leaders in various venues throughout the year. The program is supported by a generous gift from the late Gerow Hodges, a Birmingham business and civic leader for many years. The first Hodges program is also an event associated with the Nov. 2 inauguration of Samford President Andrew Westmoreland.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.