Mr. Josh Weston, former CEO of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and a member of the College of Science and Mathematics Advisory Council at Montclair State University, will share his thoughts on leadership on Thursday, October 13th at 5:30 p.m. in CELS room 120. The talk is specifically designed to give budding entrepreneurs, emerging scientists, graduate students from science and business and others with an eye towards leadership opportunities, insight into what it takes to become a leader and sustain that leadership. Based on his deep experiences, Mr. Weston will offer key ideas about being a leader with a focus on people and integrity. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Josh Weston served as CEO of ADP, the largest payroll and tax filing processor in the world, from 1982 to 1996. He retired as Chairman in 1998 and retains the title of Honorary Chairman recognizing his outstanding leadership. During his extended stint in ADP leadership the company had 164 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth and is now one of only a handful of US companies that holds a triple A credit rating.
He has also served on many corporate boards. Importantly he shares his insight pro bono on a range of boards that include Business Executives for National Security (BENS), Atlantic Health System, Liberty Science Center (N.J.), N.J. Performing Arts Center, United Nations Association, WNET/Channel 13, and Yeshiva University. The Josh and Judy Weston Family Foundation has long supported our own Weston Science Scholars program.
Mr. Weston earned a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of New Zealand while on a Fulbright Scholarship, a Bachelor of Science in Economics from CCNY, and five honorary doctorates including one from Montclair State.