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Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture featuring Margaret Keane
Start Date: 4/19/2018Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 4/19/2018End Time: 2:30 PM
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Event Description:
Each year, the Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture Series invites prominent business leaders to share their perspectives on 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. 


Thursday, April 19, 2018
Luncheon at noon with lecture to follow

Baruch College, Newman Vertical Campus 
55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street
Simon Conference Room (14-220)

*Lunch will be served. Limited capacity and registration is required. You will not be seated without a reservation.

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Margaret Keane is president and CEO of Synchrony Financial, one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies. A member of its Board of Directors, she led the company’s successful IPO in July 2014 and separation from GE in November 2015.

Her passion for emerging technology and employee development has solidified Ms. Keane’s reputation as a leader in the field. She has been recognized as one of American Banker’s “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” for 11 consecutive years) and one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women” for the past three years. Fortune also named Keane to their “Businessperson of the Year” list (in 2016).

During an 18-year career with GE Capital, Keane led the Retail Card platform as president and CEO beginning in 2004. She expanded her responsibilities in 2011 to become president and CEO of their North American Retail Finance business. Earlier, she held leadership roles that spanned consumer finance, vendor financial services, operations, and quality. Keane also held various leadership roles during 16 years with Citibank, where she began her career.

Keane serves on the Financial Services Roundtable Board of Directors and the Allstate Corporation Board of Directors. She is also a member of the St. John's University Board of Trustees, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (CT Chapter) Board of Trustees, and the buildOn National Board of Directors.

She earned her bachelor's degree and an MBA from St. John's University.
Contact Information:
Name: Donna Haggarty
Phone: 646-660-6089
Email: donna.haggarty@baruch.cuny.edu
Margaret Keane
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