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Kenneth Goodman '70

Kenneth Goodman '70

President and COO (retired)
Forest Laboratories Inc.

Kenneth Goodman is the retired president and COO and presiding director of Forest Laboratories Inc., an international pharmaceutical manufacturer and marketer. Prior to his election as president of Forest in 1998, Goodman served, since 1981, as vice president of finance, chief financial officer and vice president of operations. Before joining Forest, Goodman served in various senior financial positions at Wyeth Laboratories and was a certified public accountant with Hurdman and Cranstoun (now part of KPMG). Goodman is the chairman of the board of trustees and benefactor of the Israel Cancer Research Fund, for which he established the Barbara S. Goodman Career Research Development Award in Pancreatic Cancer in perpetuity.

For Syracuse University, Goodman is a member of the Executive Committee and the Budget Committee and serves as chair of the Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Chancellor’s Council and Society of Fellows. Goodman graduated with a B.S. from the Whitman School of Management in 1970.