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 UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.