Purdue University announces that Brian E. Edelman ’82 has been named Purdue Research Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Click here for the news release. Brian came to Purdue with more than 30 years of leadership and finance expertise. While at Eli Lilly and Co., Edelman served as the vice president of corporate finance and investment banking, and was responsible for closing more than $20 billion in transactions including divestitures, buy-side auctions, joint ventures, in-licensing and cross-border transactions. He also was responsible for the company’s finance, treasury, corporate strategy, business development and research laboratories strategy.