Sheila Klehm VSB '83
VILLANOVA, PA, 25 August 2008—The Villanova School of Business is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheila Klehm VSB ’83 as the new chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council. In this key leadership role, Klehm will provide strategic guidance to the VSB dean, advisory council colleagues, and school stakeholders as VSB seeks to achieve increasingly higher levels of excellence and national recognition.
Klehm, who has been listed in Barron’s list of Top 100 Women Financial Advisors, brings a background of exceptional business success to her role as chair. She is an executive director in Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management Division, where she provides comprehensive wealth management solutions to ultra high net worth individuals, family offices, trusts, foundations, and endowments with significant pools of wealth and liquidity. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Klehm was a managing director at The JP Morgan Private Bank, where she ran the Private Bank’s business in New Jersey and upstate New York.
In the spirit of a true Villanovan, Klehm is extremely active in community charities. She is the vice president and trustee of The Women’s Association of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. In 2007, she raised over $3 million as co-chair of the center’s 10th Anniversary Gala, which was noted by Governor Thomas Kean as the most successful fundraising event in the history of New Jersey. In 1992, she co-founded the Student Partner Alliance, a Newark-based nonprofit providing financial assistance and mentoring to economically-disadvantaged high school students, where she remains a trustee. As a trustee of The Hank Klehm Foundation, Klehm, along with her son Hank, provides financial support to improve the lives of teens undergoing cancer treatment. Klehm and her son also speak on behalf of the New York Blood Center. In addition, Klehm has done extensive fundraising for The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, where she co-chaired events that raised over $1.8 million for spinal cord research.
Sheila Klehm and her husband Henry Klehm III VSB ’80—who serves on the VSB Center for Global Leadership Advisory Council and is a member of the Villanova University Financial Club—have long been active members of the Villanova alumni community. Mr. and Mrs. Klehm reside in New Jersey with their two sons, Hank and Bryce. The VSB community is deeply grateful to the Klehms for contributing their time, service, and support to the school as it seeks to provide the highest quality of business education to its students.
VSB welcomes Sheila Klehm to her new leadership role as chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council.
The Villanova School of Business serves more than 2,500 students across its graduate and undergraduate business programs. Founded in 1922, the Villanova School of Business is ranked #13 in the nation by BusinessWeek in its ranking of undergraduate business programs. More at www.business.villanova.edu.