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 Jack Welch, Former CEO of General Electric, Speaks at First Annual Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture

--Event co-sponsored by the Executives On Campus Program and Sigma Alpha Delta Honor Society--

Author and business leader Jack Welch

Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of the General Electric Company and an icon for a generation of corporate executives, will be the guest speaker at the Executives On Campus program's first annual Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture on Monday, April 18. Welch will address members of the Baruch community about corporate management and sign copies of his latest book, “Winning.” The event begins at 9:30 AM in Room 14-220 of the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus. For more information, contact the Executives On Campus office at

Welch, credited with transforming General Electric from a stodgy colossus into an energetic, nimble firm, retired from the company in 2001 and began traveling throughout the world and consulting with Fortune 500 business leaders. “Winning” is the product of his interactions with everyone from line workers to senior executives, detailing his infamous no-nonsense management philosophy and proven formula for business success. The book goes on sale on April 5.

Welch was born in Salem, Massachusetts. He received his BS degree from the University of Massachusetts and his MS and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois.

He began his career with the General Electric Company in 1960 and in 1981 became the company’s eighth chairman & CEO. During his tenure, GE market value grew from $13 billion to $500 billion. In the process, Welch’s management innovations made him the most influential CEO of his era.

Welch is currently the head of Jack Welch, LLC, where he serves as an advisor to a small group of Fortune 500 business CEOs and speaks to businesspeople and students around the world.

The Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture Series

Phyllis L. Kossoff created the Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture Series in August 2003 in memory of her beloved husband and his commitment to his alma mater. Each year, the lecture series invites prominent business leaders to share their perspectives on professional success and the most pressing issues in business. Members of the Baruch community gain valuable insight into the qualities and strategies of today’s most successful business leaders.

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