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Keith S. Campbell ’77 Delivers Commencement Address

MR. CAMPBELLMuskingum College held its undergraduate commencement exercises on May 9, 2009, and heard an address by Keith S. Campbell ’77.

Keith S. Campbell is renowned for his seminal business leadership in a highly competitive global industry, and for the expert financial acumen he provides our nation as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

Mr. Campbell is Chairman of the Board of Mannington Mills, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial and residential flooring. Headquartered in Salem, New Jersey since its 1915 founding by John Boston Campbell, the award-winning, privately-held firm is now in its fourth-generation of family ownership. Mannington has been recognized for its innovation in design and manufacturing of carpet, wood, tile, and laminate products; for its family-oriented corporate citizenship; and for its outstanding commitment to its surrounding community. Mr. Campbell joined Mannington following his graduation from Muskingum and has held a variety of positions throughout the company. He became a member of the corporation’s board of directors in 1983 and its chairman in 1995.

In 2008, Mr. Campbell was elected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. From its Philadelphia headquarters, the Bank is responsible for the Third District of the Federal Reserve, encompassing Delaware, eastern Pennsylvania, and the nine southern counties of New Jersey. The Bank’s monthly manufacturing index is an important barometer of national manufacturing conditions.

Mr. Campbell is a corporate Director of South Jersey Industries, an energy services holding company; Skytop Lodge Inc., a Pocono Mountains family resort; and the World Floor Covering Association. His civic leadership roles have included Chairman of the Board of Rowan University, of Memorial Hospital of Salem County, and of the Stand Up for Salem Main Street program. He is also a trustee of the John B. Campbell Center (formerly known as the Salem Community Center).

Mr. Campbell is a dedicated member of the Muskingum College Board of Trustees. He and his wife Shirley Brownlee Campbell ’77 reside in Salem, New Jersey. They are the parents of Kimberley, Christopher, and John.