Cheryl K. Beebe Awarded The Pinnacle
Madison, NJ (June 8, 2007) — In ceremonies held at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham in Madison, N.J., on June 8, 2007, Cheryl K. Beebe was inducted into The Pinnacle, the highest award the University can bestow on its alumni. Pinnacle recipients are chosen on the basis of success or distinction in their chosen fields; significant contributions to society and humanity through public or humanitarian service; and outstanding service to the University, or reflection of the unique character of Fairleigh Dickinson in their lives.
Beebe is vice president and chief financial officer of Corn Products International, Inc., one of the world’s largest corn refining and ingredient companies.
Prior to her current position, Beebe served as both Treasurer and Vice President of Finance for Corn Products. She joined CPC International, the predecessor company of Corn Products International, in 1980 and held positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, market services, audit, finance and treasury functions.
Beebe is an active member of several professional organizations, such as The Conference Board, Financial Executives International, The Chicago Finance Exchange, The Executives’ Club of Chicago, The Institute of Management Accountants, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the YWCA. She is also an active volunteer in her community. Beebe has served as a board member for both the Girl Scouts of Bergen County and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Beebe earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rutgers University, and a master’s degree in business administration in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a certified internal auditor.
Mark Kay Mastronadry Stratis, member of FDU’s Board of Trustees, presented the award to Beebe. “A remarkable woman with unmatched initiative and compassion, you have earned the admiration of those who know you. You’re described as an energetic leader, an eloquent spokeswoman and selfless volunteer. You’re committed to those around you—in your workplace, in your community and in your family,” said Stratis. “For your selfless acts of kindness, your dedication to your work and to the people in your life, Fairleigh Dickinson University honors you with induction into The Pinnacle.”