Allscripts COO Eileen McPartland ’86 Keynote Speaker at 2010 Convocation Thurs., Aug. 19

Eileen McPartland ’86, chief operating officer of Allscripts™, will speak at Philadelphia University’s 26th annual Convocation – ushering in the 2010-11 academic year and formally welcoming incoming students – on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 4 p.m. in The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center.

McPartland, who received a B.S. in Finance from Philadelphia University, is responsible for more than 4,000 employees and over $1 billion in revenue for Allscripts, one of the nation’s largest providers of healthcare information technology, including software, services, information and connectivity solutions.

“Eileen McPartland’s personal and professional stories inspire everyone in our community, including me,” said Philadelphia University President Stephen Spinelli Jr., Ph.D. “I couldn’t hope for a better convocation speaker. Eileen is a well-respected business leader and member of the alumni community, and her valuable insights for our incoming students will be a great way to begin their Philadelphia University experience.”

Previously, McPartland was executive vice president of global sales and services for Misys plc, a global applications software and services company, where she was responsible for directing all customer activities and managing more than 2,500 people. She played a key role in delivering the Misys turnaround, implementing world-class processes and driving the transformation that helped to return Misys to a growth company. She has also served as senior vice president for North America consulting at Oracle; senior vice president for global services at Siebel; senior vice president of research at Gartner; and executive vice president at SAP America, where she helped grow revenues from $100 million to more than $1 billion.

“I’m thrilled to return to Philadelphia University as the Convocation ceremony guest speaker,” said McPartland. “My experiences as a student played an important role in shaping both my personal and professional framework for success. I want to encourage the incoming students to enjoy the journey and make the most of all the opportunities available to them at Philadelphia University.”

McPartland has three grown children and a grandchild. Her younger son is currently serving as an infantryman in the United States Marine Corp in southern Afghanistan. McPartland is an avid runner and golfer. She shares a passion with her life partner, John Martinson, to improve the math and science skills of children to ensure their future prosperity.

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