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Ralph Shrader
  Ralph Shrader

Booz Allen Hamilton CEO Visiting the Business School

9/19/2003 --

ANN ARBOR---Ralph W. Shrader, chairman and CEO of the global strategy and technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., will lead off the University of Michigan Business School Dean's Speaker Series Oct. 7.

Shrader's lecture, titled "No Excuses, No Regrets: Reflections on Success Across Generations," begins at 4:30 p.m. in Hale Auditorium, located in Assembly Hall at the corner of Tappan and Hill streets. The lecture is open to the public.

Prior to being named chairman and CEO, Shrader served as president of Booz Allen's Worldwide Technology Business. He also was national director of Advanced Systems Planning for Western Union and a senior member of the technical staff with RCA's Government Communications System Division.

Shrader has led major assignments for telecommunications companies in the United States, Europe and Latin America and was involved in Booz Allen's landmark work for AT&T at the time of divestiture. In the public sector, Shrader has led important programs for the U.S. National Communications System and Defense Information Systems Agency, for the United Nation's International Telecommunications Union and for government agencies in Latin America.

Shrader, who holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, is past chairman of the board and serves on the executive committee of the 40,000-member Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). As chairman of AFCEA International, he led efforts to improve opportunities for women and minorities in the communications and electronics fields. Shrader also received the David Sarnoff Award, the AFCEA's highest honor.

For more information, contact:
Mary Jo Frank
Phone: 734.647.4626