Brady, Heilman Appointed to University at Buffalo Council

By Arthur Page

Release Date: January 30, 2008

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Robert T. Brady, chairman and CEO of Moog, Inc., and Pamela Davis Heilman, a partner with Hodgson Russ LLP, have been appointed as members of the University at Buffalo Council, the university's local governing council, by Gov. Eliot L. Spitzer.

Brady, who received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from MIT, joined Moog in 1966 after graduating from Harvard Business School.

He became manufacturing manager of Moog's Aerospace Division in 1968 and in 1976 was named vice president and general manager. In 1981, the Aerospace Division was reorganized into four divisions and Brady became president of the Aerospace Group and a Moog director.

Following the retirement of Bill Moog, founder and CEO of the company, in 1988, the board of directors elected Brady president and CEO. In 1996 he was elected chairman.

Since becoming CEO, he has worked to strengthen Moog's strategic position in its major market areas. Over the past 10 years, Moog's revenues have tripled and its market capitalization has increased by over $1 billion.

A resident of East Aurora, Brady is a trustee of the University at Buffalo Foundation, Inc. He also serves as a director of a number of public corporations, including the Seneca Foods Corp., the M & T Bank Corp., the Astronics Corp., and the National Fuel Gas Company. He is a director of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Heilman is a partner in the Corporate & Securities, Nonprofit Law and International/Cross-Border practice groups at Hodgson Russ LLP.

Practicing out of Hodgson Russ's Buffalo and Toronto offices, she is one of the lead lawyers in the firm's cross-border Canada/U.S. practice and regularly counsels Canadian organizations and businesses considering expansion into the United States. She also has extensive experience counseling nonprofit organizations and closely held businesses.

Heilman, who graduated from Vassar College, received her law degree from the UB Law School. A member of the UB Law School's Dean's Advisory Council, she was honored in 1993 by the UB Law School Alumni Association when she received its Distinguished Alumna Award for Community Service.

A resident of Buffalo, Heilman is a member of the board of directors and secretary of SJL Communications, L.P. (SJL), the board of directors and treasurer of the Canadian American Business Council, the board of governors of the Shaw Festival and the board of directors of the World Trade Center Buffalo-Niagara, Inc. She is a former chair of the board of directors and campaign chair of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.