HHS co-hosts BILL GEORGE as part of Scheller IMPACT Speakers series


Meghan Smithgall
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Bill George (former CEO of Medtronic) will share with the health and humanitarian community at Georgia Tech about leadership and making an impact in these areas.

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The Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (HHS)  joins the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE) at the Scheller College of Business to host Bill George as part of the IMPACT Speaker Series this Fall 2015:

  • THURS. OCT 15: BILL GEORGE, Author, Finding Your True North (former CEO, Medtronic)

Bill George
is professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He is the author of four best-selling books: 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership. *A book signing and sale will be held in the Atrium of Scheller College following his talk

Mr. George is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic and currently serves as director of ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, and the Mayo Clinic  (and previously on the board of Novartis and Target Corporation).  He is currently a trustee of the World Economic Forum USA and Guthrie Theater and a former Trustee of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  He has served as board chair for Allina Health System, Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, United Way of the Greater Twin Cities, and Advamed. Mr. George received his BSIE with high honors from Georgia Tech, his MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was a Baker Scholar, and honorary PhDs from Georgia Tech, Bryant University, and University of St. Thomas. Click here to read more.

The IMPACT Speaker Series
has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership". The weekly series has run since 2002 and provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders.


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