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From Orono to Wall Street: One UMaine Grad’s Journey
April 8, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Free
Please join President Paul W. Ferguson and the Maine Business School for an exciting talk by distinguished alumna Melissa D. Smith, President and CEO of WEX.
5:00 pm Reception
5:30 pm Program
Melissa D. Smith assumed the role of WEX Chief Executive Officer and a seat on the Board of Directors in January 2014. Prior to this, she served in many different capacities at WEX, including: President, President – The Americas, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations. She was the Chief Financial Officer in 2005 during the period when the company went public on the NYSE. Melissa started her career at Ernst & Young. In 2012, she was named 2013 “Woman of Distinction” by the Girl Scouts of Maine and was ranked by Mainebiz a “2012 Woman to Watch.” Melissa is active in her community currently serving on the board of the Center for Grieving Children. She also is cofounder of sheJAMS and the Women’s Executive Forum.
WEX, headquartered in South Portland, Maine, is a leading provider of corporate payment solutions. The Company has operations in five countries and employs more than 1,400 associates worldwide. WEX has been recognized by Forbes as a “Best Company” of its size for the past six consecutive years and by InformationWeek as a “Top Technology Innovator” for the last three years in a row.
Sarah Penley, 207.581.1159; DevelopmentOfficeRSVP@maine.edu