Samuel C. Fleming
SAMUEL C. FLEMING ('62, BChemE '63 Cornell; MBA '67 Harvard) is chairman emeritus of Decision Resources, Inc., a company best known for its analyses of global biopharmaceutical and managed health care markets. In 1989, he led a buyout of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources to form Decision Resources. He served as its chairman and chief executive officer from its founding through 2003. Earlier, he was a senior vice president and a member of the management group of Arthur D. Little, Inc.
His current activities focus on the impact of the life sciences revolution on the quality of health care. He is president of Briland Ventures, which analyzes the impact of transforming technologies. He is an active board member of Decision Resources; Mellon Institutional Funds; the Commonwealth Fund, a leading health care foundation; CareGroup, Inc., a Harvard Medical School-affiliated health system that includes the New England Baptist Hospital where Mr. Fleming was chairman of the board; and the Picker Institute, an advocate for patient-centered health care.
Mr. Fleming joined the Cornell board as an alumni-elected trustee on July 1, 1997. He was elected by the board for a second term beginning July 1, 2001, and has been a vice chairman of the board since 2002. He served as a member of the Presidential Search Committee that elected Cornell's 11th president. Mr. Fleming is a member of the Board Membership, Buildings and Properties, Development Steering, and Executive Committees. He also served on the Trustee Task Force on Athletics (chairman 2003-05), and the Subcommittee on Research (chairman 2004-05). Earlier he served on the Alumni Affairs Steering, Finance (vice chairman 2001-02), and Investment Committees.
He is chairman of the Cornell Life Sciences Advisory Board, a member of the Engineering Advisory Council, and an officer of the Class of '1962. Mr. Fleming served two terms on the Cornell University Council and chaired its Technology Transfer Subcommittee-Research (1993-94). He was chair of the Boston Tower Club Committee (1987-89), and from 1991 to 1995 was vice-chair of the Engineering Campaign Committee and co-chair of the Boston Campaign Committee. In 1999, he delivered the Raymond G. Thorpe lecture in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Mr. Fleming and his wife, Nancy, actively support the New Life Sciences Initiative, the McMullen Engineering Scholarship program, Cornell Plantations, Cornell athletics and Greek life, and the Weill Cornell Medical College international exchange program.