The School of Business Administration Dean’s Leadership Speaker Series is proud to welcome Charlene Begley ’88, president and CEO of GE Home & Business Solutions and senior vice president and CIO for GE, on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 11:45 a.m. in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Davis Center.

Begley, who received her bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Vermont’s School of Business Administration, joined GE in 1988 and has progressed through several leadership roles including vice president, GE Corporate Audit Staff, and President and CEO for several GE businesses including GE FANUC Automation, Transportation, Plastics, and Enterprise Solutions.  She has been listed one of the “50 Women to Watch” by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes "Top 100 Most Powerful Women" and one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine.

“We are thrilled to welcome Charlene Begley back to the University of Vermont and the School of Business Administration as an invited guest of our Dean’s Leadership Speaker Series,” said Dean Sanjay Sharma. “Charlene’s impressive background, remarkable career, and leadership style serves as a great example to our students as they prepare to become responsible managers in today’s complex and dynamic global economy.”

Begley is also a member of GE’s Corporate Executive Council, Oracle's President Council and the boards of Morpho Detection, Inc. and the National Association of Manufacturers. 

The Dean’s Leadership Speaker Series provides our students with an unparalleled view of the current trends facing business leaders today.  Our mission is to equip students with the knowledge and resources to become responsible managers who are engaged and passionate about building better organizations and a better society.


Elizabeth Parent