Celebration 2002

President's Medal for Lifetime Achievement
Josh S. Weston

Josh S. Weston, recipient of the 2002 President’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement, is the former chairman and CEO of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP). ADP is one of the largest companies in the world dedicated to providing computerized transaction data communications and information services.

Josh joined ADP in 1970 when the revenue was $40 million and the market cap value was $100 million. Today, with no small thanks to Josh’s leadership from 1982 to 1996, the company’s market cap is $25 billion. ADP now has 40,000 employees and $7 billion in revenues.

The qualities that made Josh a pivotal leader for ADP, his leadership, energy, creativity and determination, are also demonstrated in his role as a significant philanthropist and member of 12 not for profit boards.

Although retired from ADP in 1996, Josh has developed a second full time career leading various non-profit boards, providing generous support to many institutions in the arts and education, and participating in humanitarian efforts and business councils. He is devoted to improving public education, especially in providing extra science opportunities for high school students, and early education opportunities for minorities. He knows how to focus his energy, reputation, intellect and management expertise to recognize problems and develop creative solutions.

Josh and his wife, Judy, are long-time residents of Montclair who have a deep commitment to improving education outcomes, from pre-school through the university. The Westons are parents to four children and grandparents to eight.