Management Moves

William Feehery of Certara

Certara, 100 Overlook Center, Suite 101, Princeton 08540. 888-708-7444. William F. Feehery, chief executive officer.

Certara, a pharmaceutical development consulting company, has appointed William F. Feehery as its new chief executive officer beginning June 3, replacing Edmundo Muniz, who has been CEO since 2014. Certara provides biosimulation services to drug developers and computer simulations of drugs’ effects. (U.S. 1, March 25, 2015.)

Feehery previously worked for DuPont, where he has served since 2013 as president of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, a $2.2 billion global biotechnology business. He joined DuPont in 2002 and has prior experience in venture capital and as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.

Muniz, who has served as Certara CEO since 2014, will become a member of the board and chair of the board’s newly formed science committee.

“We are very pleased to welcome Bill to Certara,” said Sheri McCoy, board chair. “Bill’s broad and diverse background in technology and commercial operations position him well to lead the company. We are confident that his technical, operational and commercial expertise will serve him well as he takes the company to its next level of growth. We also want to thank Edmundo for the great work he has done in establishing the vision and strategy that has resulted in Certara becoming the world leader in model-informed drug development and a critical innovator in modeling and simulation.”

Feehery has both a PhD in chemical engineering and an MBA from MIT. He was a Churchill Scholar at Cambridge University, and received his bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

African-American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, 379 West State Street, Trenton 08618. 609-571-1620. John E. Harmon, CEO.

John Harmon of AACCNJ

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has selected John E. Harmon, Sr., founder and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, to participate in a leadership program that it runs. The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers.

“As a vanguard for the 1.1 million African American residents and over 80,000 it is important that I remain current on the most effective methods, strategies and best practices to position our constituency for optimal success while consequently strengthening the competitiveness of New Jersey,” Harmon said.

“We created the Business Leads Fellowship Program in response to the needs of our state and local chamber partners,” says Cheryl Oldham, senior vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce. “They, better than anyone, see the critical link between education and economic development, and we are glad to be able to support them as they take on this critical leadership role in their community.”

Harmon is one of 33 chamber members from around the country participating in the program, which runs through September and will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, higher education, and workforce development.


Martin Gurvitch, 89, on May 23. Early in his career, he turned down work producing chemical weapons and chose to work as a research chemist for FMC Corp., where he led a 35-year distinguished career including working as an environmental manager in Princeton.

Alexander S. Liddie, 85, on May 15. He was a professor in the English Department at the College of New Jersey, where, as department chair, he was instrumental in the creation of the college’s master of arts program in English.

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