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School of Business Names Oneida Ltd. President and CEO Jim Joseph as its Inaugural Executive-in-Residence

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Jim Joseph, president and chief executive officer of Oneida Ltd., has been named executive-in-residence for Le Moyne College’s new School of Business.

In this position, Joseph, a 1983 Le Moyne graduate, will help to connect the business, government and academic communities, consistent with the College’s Jesuit mission of service to others, and will fill a variety of roles, including mentor, lecturer, researcher, and writer.  He will serve as executive-in-residence through the end of the spring 2013 semester.

One of his primary responsibilities will be the development of a case study series featuring Oneida Ltd. This case study will become part of an initiative among the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. – to be based at Le Moyne – that will create a Jesuit Business Case Series focused on leadership and ethics.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Jim’s experience and knowledge join us as the inaugural executive in residence at Le Moyne College,” said Dr. Wally Elmer, dean of Le Moyne’s School of Business. “Jim’s accomplishments in the business world speak for themselves. By learning from and being mentored by Jim, both our undergraduate and graduate students will benefit immensely from the experience, perspective and business insights he will bring to the College.”

“It’s an honor to join Le Moyne as executive-in-residence,” said Joseph. “I’m excited to become part of the School of Business, and the potential that exists for my new role at Le Moyne is limitless. I’m looking forward to connecting with students in this role, reconnecting with my alma mater, and playing a significant role in the development of the national Jesuit Business Case Series.”    

Oneida Ltd. is the number one tabletop brand in North America and one of the world’s largest designers, marketers, and distributors of housewares products. Since joining Oneida in 1988, Joseph has served in a variety of positions, including senior vice president and managing director of Oneida International (which included time in Mexico City and London), and executive vice president, worldwide sales and marketing. He was named president and chief executive officer of the company in 2006. Joseph will step down from his current position at Oneida sometime during 2012 but will continue to work on strategic projects throughout the world and has been named to the company’s newly created board of directors.

Joseph holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and was named a Presidential Fellow following graduation. He is a lifetime member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. He serves on the boards of the International Housewares Charity Foundation, the Everson Museum and the Central New York Food Bank.

Announced by the College in October, Le Moyne’s School of Business features four centers of excellence: Center for Applied Business Research and Analysis; Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity; Center for the Study of Global Business Practices; and Center for Experiential Learning and Leadership. Included in future plans for the School are the development of dedicated facilities on the Le Moyne campus, including a trading floor and other cutting edge technological elements. Academically, there are a number of new programs that are being considered, including health care leadership and health care information systems, government systems, sports marketing and human resource management.

posted on: 1/18/2012