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The development of the COVID-19 vaccine was revolutionary. How has the business of healthcare changed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and how is it changing the global economy? Will global distribution of vaccines aid the recovery?

Alumnus David Meline, ’86, and deputy dean Randall S. Kroszner discussed these and other pressing questions about the health crisis at the third event in Chicago Booth’s Road to Economic Recovery series. Meline shared an insider’s perspective on vaccine development, production, and distribution as CFO of Moderna, Inc., a biotechnology company that’s been at the forefront of COVID-19 research and developed one of the vaccines authorized for emergency use by the FDA. He and Kroszner also discussed Moderna’s role in the vaccine revolution, the lessons the company has learned, and how the COVID-19 vaccine is impacting the global economy.

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Speakers

David Meline

David Meline, ’86

Chief Financial Officer, Moderna, Inc.

David Meline oversees financial, business development, and business services functions at Moderna. From 2014 to 2019, he served as CFO and executive vice president at Amgen, where he was responsible for all finance, information systems, and global business services activities across 100 countries. During this time, he led enterprise-wide transformation while increasing growth and productivity and reducing development cycle time. Meline also spent six years at 3M Company as CFO and senior vice president and held numerous leadership positions at General Motors, including vice president and CFO for GM North America.

David Meline, ’86
Randy Kroszner

Randall S. Kroszner

Deputy Dean for Executive Programs, Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics, Chicago Booth

Randall S. Kroszner, who participated in our July 22 event, served as a governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009. He chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. He took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure.

Randall S. Kroszner