Henry Miller, FCRH ’68, chairman and managing director of Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC, and a leader in corporate restructuring, met with a select group of Fordham seniors at the University’s Executive-in-Residence program on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in an event hosted jointly by Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, and the Office of Development. Miller spoke at Duane Library on the topic of “Executive as Teacher,” saying the Fordham experience is just the beginning of an educational experience that continues in the professional realm.
In his talk to the seniors (who were recommended by Fordham College at Rose Hill faculty), Miller emphasized the ongoing application of undergraduate knowledge and communication through strong writing skills—skills he has used to become chairman and managing director of Miller Buckfire, which he co-founded in 2002. He has also been the managing director of restructuring groups at Salomon Brothers and Prudential Securities in New York City and is a trustee of Save the Children.
The Executive-in-Residence program, an initiative spearheaded by the President’s Council, a 100-plus-member group of the University’s brightest and most accomplished alumni, brings top graduates back to campus to teach classes, meet with students and ultimately strengthen alumni’s relationships with Fordham. Miller also serves on the Fordham College at Rose Hill Board of Visitors, the dean’s advisory board, composed of distinguished alumni of the College.
After his talk, Miller met with the students and reviewed their resumes in one-on-one mentoring sessions. The event concluded with a lunch with Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham; Dean O’Donnell; and Al Checcio, vice president for development and university relations.