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Executive Insights: Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton to speak at Smeal leadership series

October 20, 2020

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Barbara Humpton, president and CEO of Siemens USA, will join Dean Charles H. Whiteman virtually from 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. on Oct. 30 for Executive Insights, Smeal's signature speaker series.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Barbara Humpton, president and CEO of Siemens USA, will share her perspectives on business and leadership with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, Oct. 30. Her virtual discussion is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

She will take part in a moderated Zoom discussion with Charles H. Whiteman, the dean of Smeal, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. The event is open to the public, but online registration is required

Humpton guides the company’s strategy and engagement in serving Siemens’ largest market in the world. As the largest industrial software provider worldwide, Siemens focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in manufacturing. The company also is a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services. 

She has served in a variety of leadership roles in her more than nine years at Siemens, including president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. and senior vice president and chief operating officer. 

Before joining Siemens, Humpton was the chairman of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). Previously, she was a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton and a vice president and director at Lockheed Martin.

She serves on the board of directors of MorganFranklin, the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region, the CSBA, and The

George Washington University Law School Government Contracts Advisory Board.

Humpton holds a degree in mathematics from Wake Forest University.

Executive Insights is designed to complement the Smeal educational experience by bringing high-profile business leaders to the college to connect with students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Past guests include leaders from organizations such as Amazon, Archer Daniels Midland, Barclays, Bard Capital, LLC, BASF, Boeing, Credit Suisse, Dell, Deloitte, Dick’s Sporting Goods, EY, Five Below, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Kohl’s, KPMG, Macy’s, the National Retail Federation, Nestlé, Oracle, Procter & Gamble, Prudential, PwC, Samsung, Siemens, TE Connectivity, Trade Station, Tumi Holdings, Inc., Urban Outfitters, and Verizon.

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