2018 PSU NYC Annual Celebration / Networking Event

Guest Speaker: Kenneth Frazier, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Merck & Co., Inc.

All local Penn Staters (and friends of the University) are invited to join us on Thursday, May 31, 2018 6pm at the Cornell Club - Manhattan for an evening of networking and merriment at the Penn State NYC Annual Celebration / Networking Event. Admission to the event includes food and drink. The NYC Chapter Board of Directors is thrilled to announce Kenneth Frazier as our guest speaker this year! Mr. Frazier is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc.

This event is an annual opportunity for local Penn Staters to celebrate the great year we had as a Chapter and learn about our plans and goals for the upcoming year.  We'll be raffling a number of great prizes to benefit the Chapter's Scholarship Fund.  Members of the Chapter will have an opportunity to vote for the 2018-19 Executive Board.


We hope you’ll join us for this very special evening and share in the festivities.


Date:     Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time:     6pm-9pm (cocktail hour/networking followed by short program)

Where:  Cornell Club, 6 E 44th St (b/w 5th & Madison)

Pricing:  Registration pricing includes hors d’oeuvres, a pasta station, and unlimited wine, beer & soft drinks from 6-9pm. 
                 Early Bird: $45/member $60/non-members 
                 After May 15th:  $60/members, $75/non-members
                 Not a member?   Click here to join the Chapter now!

Click here to Register!

Questions?  Please email president@psunyc.org

About Kenneth C. Frazier

Under Mr. Frazier’s leadership, Merck is delivering innovative lifesaving medicines and vaccines as well as long-term and sustainable value to its multiple stakeholders.

Mr. Frazier has substantially increased Merck’s investment in research, including early research, while refocusing the organization on the launch and growth of key products that provide benefit to society.  He has also led the formation of philanthropic and other initiatives that build on Merck’s 125 - year plus legacy.

Mr. Frazier joined the company in 1992 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company’s joint venture with Astra AB. He became Vice President of Public Affairs in 1994, and in 1997, was also named Assistant General Counsel. In 1999, Mr. Frazier was promoted to General Counsel of Merck.  From 2007 to 2010, he served as President of Global Human Health, Merck’s sales and marketing division. In 2010, Mr. Frazier became President of Merck. He was appointed CEO and a member of Merck’s Board of Directors in January 2011 and became Chairman of the Board in December 2011.


Prior to joining Merck, Mr. Frazier was a partner with the Philadelphia law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath. He sits on the boards of PhRMA,  Weill Cornell Medicine, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Cornerstone Christian Academy in Philadelphia, PA. He also is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Business Council, the Council of the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Frazier received his bachelor ’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University and holds a  J.D. from Harvard Law School.