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Jeffrey F. Berg

Jeff is Director Emeritus at PRTM (Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath) Management Consultants. Most of Jeff’s professional career was spent with PRTM, strategy and operations management consultants to technology-driven businesses. During his 23 years with the firm, he was chief operating officer, lead director of the Industrial and Process Technologies business group and lead director for the Operations Excellence practice area. Jeff also was responsible for starting PRTM’s European consulting business while living in the United Kingdom. He served as a founding director of the Performance Measurement Group, PRTM’s benchmarking subsidiary. Prior to joining PRTM, Jeff worked for Exxon, Arthur Andersen, and Xerox in various IT and supply chain management positions.

Jeff is completing a four-year term as an alumni-elected member of Cornell’s Board of Trustees. He has been president of the Class of 1979 for the past ten years as well as serving as vice president of the Cornell Association of Class Officers (CACO), chair of the Solar Decathlon Advisory Team, member of the Cornell Connect Steering Committee, board member of eCornell, vice chair of Cornell’s Major Gifts Committee, chair of the Alumni Affairs and Development Committee of the Johnson School Advisory Council, member of the Cornell Adult University (CAU) Advisory Board, and co-chair of Theta Delta Chi’s Capital Campaign. For the past ten years, Jeff has been a guest lecturer in the College of Engineering and the Johnson School.

Jeff received a BS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, a Master of Engineering, and a MBA all from Cornell, in 1979, 1980 and 1981 respectively. He and his wife Debra Paget have three children – Samantha (Cornell ‘09), Lowell (Ohio U ‘12) and Blake (Syracuse U ‘12). He has served on the Board of Trustees of Jewish Family Congregation where he led their first capital campaign and serves as Family Friends of Scouting Chair for the Westchester-Putnam Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

In addition to their consistent support for the College of Engineering and the Johnson School, Jeff and Debra have also supported Cornell Athletics, Cornell Hillel, Cornell Plantations, Cornell Library, and Student and Academic Services. In recognition of their support of, and service to, Cornell they were recognized as Foremost Benefactors of the University in May 2009.

Jeffrey F. Berg