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Visit from GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt

Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer at General Electric (GE), took part in a daylong series of events today at University Park highlighting the company's ongoing partnership with Penn State.
October 26, 2012

Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer at General Electric (GE), took part in a daylong series of events today at University Park, highlighting the company's ongoing partnership with Penn State. Immelt met with students, faculty, staff and academic leaders, and discussed the importance of a continued partnership between GE and the University. He emphasized a commitment to the education of a global workforce and continued innovation through research.

Also during his visit, Immelt participated in a moderated discussion on business, leadership and competition with Charles H. Whiteman, the John and Becky Surma Dean of Smeal. The talk, titled “Executive Insights with GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt: Competing for the Future,” was held in the Business Building Atrium.

For full video coverage of the discussion, visit http://video.smeal.psu.edu/media/jeff-immelt.

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