(Posted October 10, 2017)

Huntingdon, Pa. -- George Meyer, vice president of operations at Irvine Company Office Properties in Irvine, Calif., will spend a week of residency at Juniata College from Monday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 20. His residency is part of the College’s annual Glaeser Executive in Residence program, which is facilitated by the Juniata College Department of Accounting, Business and Economics (ABE).

During his time at Juniata, Meyer will give a lecture, titled "Why Doing All the Right Things Might be the Wrong Thing," on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall, Brumbaugh Academic Center. The lecture, regarding changes and flexibility in career paths, is free and open to the public.

While he is on campus, Meyer will also sit in on various classes, offer lectures and mentorship to students and hold one-on-one advising sessions.

Dominick Peruso, professor and Chair of accounting, business, and economics, says, “The best part of this program is the interaction between the executives and the students. Many of the students maintain a connection with the executive even after the residency, which is important for their professional network.”

Meyer is a 1980 graduate of the College, and his residency is part of an endowment from Carl and Nancy Glaeser. Carl Glaeser is a 1977 graduate of Juniata and Nancy Glaeser is a 1976 graduate. The program empowers Juniata’s ABE department to invite business leaders who have achieved uncommon success in the business world to work in residence at the college.

Since 2003, Meyer has been employed by Irvine Company Office Properties, where he currently oversees customer relationships and key results for more than 8.8 million square feet of office and campus office properties in Los Angeles, Calif., and Silicon Valley. Additionally, he led the company’s Cross Divisional Procurement Initiative in order to promote efficient business practices for the company’s Office, Apartments, Retail and Resorts divisions. Through this initiative, Meyer has overseen more than $107 million in total goods and service contracts.

Prior to his employment at the Irvine Company, Meyer held various managerial roles with companies like Jones Lang LaSalle, Prentiss Properties and RMR Properties. His career started at The Shorenstein Company, where he worked for 11 years until becoming Senior Property Manager.

--Written by Taylor Smallwood ’19—

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.