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Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Fêted as Outgoing Board Chair
At a dinner held in conjunction with the Overseers Spring meeting at the Penn Club in New York, Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. L’60 was celebrated and honored for his service on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Heimbold had served as Chairman of the Board since 1992.
He was the subject of a tribute in an original short film created by the Law School that tracked his career from 1960 as a beginning law firm associate, to the present as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of pharmaceuticals company Bristol-Myers Squibb, from which he retired in September 2001.
Representing the University of Pennsylvania, Provost Dr. Robert Barchi thanked Mr. Heimbold for his service not only to the Law School but also to Penn at large because of his ongoing service as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees.
On behalf of the Law School, Dean Michael A. Fitts presented to Mr. Heimbold a collection of rare books on the subject of sailing, a favorite pastime of Mr. Heimbold’s. Dean Fitts also gave him a one-of-a-kind crystal bowl engraved with the Law School’s Sesquicentennial Seal to commemorate the 150th year of legal education at Penn and Mr. Heimbold’s oversight of this historic year.
In turn, Mr. Heimbold presented the “keys” to the Law School to Paul S. Levy L’72 who succeeds him as Chairman of the Board of Overseers. Mr. Levy is Managing Partner of private equity firm Joseph Littlejohn & Levy in New York.
In September, Mr. Heimbold was sworn is as United States Ambassador to Sweden, the native country of Mr. Heimbold’s wife, Monika.