His unprecedented leadership at one of the leading universities in the region as well as his extensive background in the greater Washington, D.C., business community will be extremely valuable in cementing MorganFranklin as a leading advisory partner.
McLean, Virginia (PRWEB) February 07, 2012
MorganFranklin Corporation, a business and technology consulting firm that delivers financial management, performance improvement, and national security solutions to industry and government clients, today announced the appointment of Dr. Alan G. Merten to the company’s corporate advisory board. Merten is president of George Mason University, which has become the fastest-growing university in Virginia under his guidance, with student enrollment climbing from 24,000 in 1996 to more than 33,000 today. He has been recognized for his contributions to the northern Virginia technology community, and as a leader of the greater Washington, D.C., business community.
“We are privileged to welcome Dr. Merten to MorganFranklin’s board of advisors. His unprecedented leadership at one of the leading universities in the region as well as his extensive background in the greater Washington, D.C., business community will be extremely valuable in cementing MorganFranklin as a leading advisory partner to fast-growing organizations,” said Robert Morgan, CEO and co-founder of MorganFranklin.
Prior to becoming George Mason University’s fifth president in 1996, Merten served as dean of the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University from 1989 to1996. Previously, he was dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Florida from 1986 to 1989, where he also served as a professor of information systems. From 1970 to 1986, Merten served at the University of Michigan, first as an assistant professor of industrial and operations engineering. He rose to the rank of associate dean of the University of Michigan Business School, where he was responsible for executive education and computing services. Merten has also held academic appointments in engineering and business, as well as academic and business positions in Hungary and France.
Merten has served on business and government councils and committees, holding several leadership roles. He presently serves on the Inova Health System board of trustees, and the boards of directors of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Northern Virginia Technology Council, a real estate investment trust, a mutual fund trust, and a banking institution. Merten was also chair of the National Research Council’s Committee on Workforce Needs in Information Technology, and he was a member of the Virginia Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education.
In addition, Merten has been recognized for promoting volunteerism and service to the community, and for his contributions to the use of information technology in the federal government. In 2006, he was recognized for outstanding community service and dedication to improving the quality of life in the region, and he was named one of the most powerful people in the national capital region in 2007.
Merten holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin.
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