Schering-Plough Executive Lectures - 2005
BUSINESS - MEDIA - ETHICS
Offered by the MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication
Gary P. Radford, Director
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The Schering-Plough Executive Lecture Series offers a forum in which national and international leaders in corporate communication, business, and media speak to students in the MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication. The series is sponsored by an endowment given to Fairleigh Dickinson University from the Schering-Plough Corporation. Speakers have been selected and invited by the MA in Corporate and Organizational Communication’s Board of Corporate Advisors. During the course of the lectures, students are given a unique opportunity to listen to and interact with some of the leading figures in our field.
The broad theme of these lectures is "Business - Media - Ethics." The speakers will be approaching this theme from a wide range of perspectives, and from a wealth of professional and personal experience. Some of the speakers are high-level corporate communication professionals working for such companies as Hill and Knowlton, Ernst and Young, Fujifilm USA, Ruder Finn, and Tyco International. Other speakers are involved with the media, including such organizations as the Wall Street Journal, King World/CBS Enterprises, GlobalVision Inc., the New York Post, and PBS/Channel 13. A final set of internationally recognized speakers hail from the world of academia with special interests in the fields of organizational communication, communication technology, and communication law.
SCHEDULE OF SPEAKERS
All lectures are held in Hartman Lounge, The Mansion, starting at 9:00am and ending at 1:00pm.
Jeffrey Dunsavage, Telcordia
Dr. Guy Fielding, CM Insight, UK
James Irwin, Ernst and Young
Dr. Marion Pinsdorf, formerly of Hill and Knowlton
Pam Principe-Golgolab, PNA Associates
Adam Yates, Fujifilm
Ronald Alsop, Wall Street Journal
Charles Young, Tyco International
Dr. Stanley Deetz, University of Colorado at Boulder
Andrew Walsh, Ernst and Young
Patricia Walsh, Ruder Finn
Dr. Susan Drucker, Hofstra University
Dr. Gary Gumpert, Communication Landscapers
Dr. Paul Power, King World/CBS Enterprises
Robert George, New York Post
Steve Lubetkin, Lubetkin and Co.
Danny Schechter, GlobalVision Inc (* Note: 6:00 - 9:00pm, Lenfell Hall, The Mansion)
Barie Carmichael, Brunswick Group LLP
Thomas Hoog, Hill and Knowlton
Camilla Jenkins, Fujifilm
Ronald J. Alsop
Ronald J. Alsop, a news editor and senior writer at The Wall Street Journal, is the author of the new book The 18 Immutable Laws of Corporate Reputation: Creating, Protecting, and Repairing Your Most Valuable Asset. He is the editor of the annual Wall Street Journal Guide to the Top Business Schools, and he also writes the MBA Track column and articles about business education, corporate reputation, and marketing for the Journal. He previously served as the Journal’s marketing columnist and as editor of its Marketplace page, and he has written several other books, including The Wall Street Journal on Marketing and The Wall Street Journal Almanac. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences on corporate reputation and business education, and works closely with leading research firms that measure corporate brands and reputations. A graduate of the Indiana University School of Journalism, he lives with his wife and son in Summit, New Jersey.
Barie Carmichael is a partner with the Brunswick Group, LLP. With more than 25 years of experience leading corporate communications during turbulent times, Ms. Carmichael focuses on critical client communications, including litigation, regulatory issues, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. An experienced board-level advisor and veteran of numerous corporate executive management committees, Ms. Carmichael also counsels clients on managing their brands and reputations and structuring their communications organizations to weather the storm. From 2001 to 2003, Ms. Carmichael was Visa U.S.A.’s executive vice president of corporate relations, integrating Visa’s public relations with its business and brand strategies while facing serious competitive and litigation challenges. As Dow Corning’s Chief Communications Officer, Ms. Carmichael devised the remarkable global turn around strategy for the complex and emotional silicone breast implant controversy. From 1990 to 2001, she built an award-winning global professional staff who repositioned Dow Corning’s global brand while managing communications involving Chapter 11, layoffs, restructuring and regulatory issues. In addition to navigating the complex external environment during this time, her leadership in global employee communications led to over 5 Gold Quills awarded to Dow Corning by The International Association of Business Communicators. She also served as director of corporate communications for an NCR subsidiary. Barie graduated with honors from Carleton College, holds a masters degree in English, and is a member of The Arthur Page Society and The Conference Board Council on Communications Strategy.
Dr. Stanley Deetz
Dr. Stanley Deetz specializes in the study of organizational communication from a critical/cultural/philosophic perspective. Organizations are considered to be complex contested sites where publics make critical economical, social and political decisions. His teaching, research, and applied activities consider both internal organizational practices and their consequences for society. His studies of commercial and community organizations have provided a theoretical understanding of organizational governance and decision making with the intent of promoting a more in-depth understanding of various organizational forms and encouraging the exploration of alternative more collaborative communication practices that allow greater democracy, higher quality decisions, and more productive cooperation among stakeholders. His current research primarily focuses on relations of power in work sites and the way these relations are produced and reproduced in everyday interaction. His work impacts on corporate social responsibility by exploring ways that values held by the larger society can be incorporated into everyday organizational decision making processes.
Dr. Deetz is author of Leading Organizations through Transitions (Sage 2000), Doing Critical Management Research (Sage 2000), Transforming Communication, Transforming Business (Hampton, 1995) and Democracy in an Age of Corporate Colonization: Developments in Communication and the Politics of Everyday Life (SUNY, 1992), and editor or author of 8 other books. He has published over 100 essays in scholarly journals and books regarding stakeholder representation, decision-making, culture, and communication in corporate organizations and has lectured widely in the U.S. and Europe. His materials are used for an online course on Communication and Cultural Change for the Executive Masters at Seton Hall University. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Goteborgs Universitet (Sweden, 1994), and has held visiting appointments at Arizona State University, the University of Texas, the University of Iowa, and the Copenhagen Business School. He is a Fellow of the International Communication Association serving as its President, 1996-97, and has held many other elected professional positions. In 2004 he received the National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar Award (a lifetime achievement award). He is also an active consultant and does training work for companies in the U.S. and Europe.
Dr. Susan J. Drucker
Dr. Susan Drucker is a Professor in the School of Communication, Hofstra University, N.Y.and member of the New York bar. Her primary interests include the medium of space, media law and the impact of regulation on social interaction and interpersonal communication in public space. She is the co-founder of Communication Landscapers, a communication consulting firm designing for the human factor in a technological environment. She is the co-editor (with Robert Cathcart) of American Heroes in a Media Age (Hampton Press) She is the co-editor of Voices in the Street: Gender, Media and Public Space and The Huddled Masses: Communication and Immigration which further explore the connections between media technology, design and regulation and social life as well as Real Law @ Virtual Space (Hampton Press, 1999). Her research has appeared in many journals in both the fields of communication and law. Currently her research has centered on the implications of new technologies, social cohesion and the field of legal geography.
Jeffery Dunsavage is Director of Internal Communications for Telcordia Technologies, Piscataway, NJ. He is responsible for developing strategies and tools for communication and team building across strategic business units for Telcordia, which provides essential products and services to the telecommunications industry. Telcordia, formerly Bellcore, is a subsidiary of SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation), a Fortune 500 company that is the largest employee-owned research and engineering firm in the United States. Working closely with the company's CEO, business unit heads, and human resources partners, the director of internal communications plays a critical role in helping employees understand industry changes, corporate strategy, and how these forces affect Telcordia's employee-owners. A corporate communications professional with more than 20 years' experience, Jeff received his BA degree in liberal arts from St. John's College in Annapolis, Md., and his MA in corporate and organizational communication from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Dr. Guy Fielding
Dr. Guy Fielding is the Head of Research and Development, CM Insight, Weybridge, Surrey, UK. He is a specialist in interpersonal and organizational communication. A Chartered Social Psychologist, he provides consultancy and research to help organizations enhance their use of modern personal telecommunication systems, such as the telephone, mobile phones, voice mail, video and audio conferencing, email and online chat. He is a facilitator, lecturer and trainer to leading UK and FTSE 100 corporations, the public relations and advertising industry, and non-governmental organizations.
As head of R&D for CM Insight, Dr. Fielding is responsible for the development of the methodologies and science-based techniques that underpin our consultancy services and provide intellectual rigor to the solutions we design. His expert understanding of how humans interact brings firmly grounded theory and robust research to the practical issues involved in communicating with customers, serving their needs and motivating them to buy.
Dr. Fielding joined CM Insight in 2000 after an illustrious academic career during which he was closely involved in the development of communication studies as an academic discipline in the UK. He became head of the Department of Communication and Information Studies at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret College in 1991 before joining the faculty of the University of Oxford’s Department of Experimental Psychology in 1997, where he continues to teach on a part-time basis. He has undertaken significant projects with a number of leading players in the telecoms and financial services sectors, including BT, Cellnet, AOL Europe, First Direct, Abbey National, Lloyds TSB and the Prudential, and for several contact center operators.
CM Insight is the customer management consultancy that's focused on the contact center. Its services cover every area of customer contact strategy and call center operations including, contact center planning, implementation and migration and performance management. The consultancy also provides education and market intelligence services to client facing organizations and outsourced service providers. It has carried out large scale customer management programs for UK based and international clients in every business sector. CM Insight was founded in 1998, has a turnover in excess of £2 million and is based in Weybridge, Surrey.
Robert A. George
Rpbert A. George is currently Associate Editorial Page Editor for the New York Post. He writes several editorials a week on a diverse array of social and political topics and occasional op-eds. He is also a columnist for National Review Online and a regular CNN contributor. Previously, Mr. George served as Director of Coalitions for the Republican National Committee. Reporting to the RNC Co-chairman, he acted as Party liaison to diverse business, ethnic and interest groups. From January 1995 through May 1998, Mr. George served as Special Assistant and Senior Writer to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. His responsibilities included drafting speeches, talking points, letters and press releases, as well as drafting and placing newspaper opinion and commentary articles. In 1994, he was a Legislative Assistant to former Congressman Michael Huffington (R-CA), supervising issues such as crime, welfare, immigration, telecommunications and transportation. From 1988 to 1993, he served as Communications Director for the Republican National Committee's finance division. He oversaw all production aspects of fundraising newsletters, annual brochures and special publications. Contemporaneous with his professional full-time career, Mr. George has held sideline occupations as a researcher, disk jockey and free-lance writer. He is an Adjunct Fellow with the Center For New Black Leadership, a national African-American advocacy group exploring entrepreneurial and free-market issues, and Third Millennium, an organization dedicated to multi-generational public policy issues. He has discussed a wide variety of topics during several appearances on radio and television and been a featured participant at a number of public forums. Foreign travel has included European conferences, election observing in Nigeria and reporting on slavery in Sudan. Robert A. George was born on the Caribbean island-country of Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Great Britain and the United States. He is a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, MD.
Dr. Gary Gumpert
Dr. Gary Gumpert is Professor Emeritus of Communication Arts and Sciences at Queens College, City University of New York. He is also a partner in the consulting firm of Communication Landscapers. His work over the past thirty years has addressed the many nuances in our growing dependency upon mediated communication. Formerly a radio and television producer/director, he is widely published in a variety of journals and books which examine the intricate interconnection of social interaction, urbanization and media technology. He is the author of Talking Tombstones and Other Tales of the Media Age (Oxford University Press, translation in Japanese, Japan UNI Agency Inc.). He is the co-editor (with Robert Cathcart) of three editions of Inter/Media: Interpersonal Communication in a Media World. Most recently he has co-edited Voices in the Street: Gender, Media and Public Space (Hampton Press). He is the co-founder of Communication Landscapers, a consulting firm which analyzes the nexus of regulation, communication, and media development. His current research focuses on the relationship of new communication technologies and the use of public spaces. He is the secretary and Vice President of the U.S. chapter of the International Institute of Communication.
Thomas W. Hoog
Thomas W. Hoog is chairman of Hill & Knowlton USA and is a member of the company’s Worldwide Executive Committee. Hoog served as president and CEO of H&K USA from 1996 through 2001. He led the U.S. firm during an era of unprecedented growth, both through the development of its internal resources and through acquisitions. His responsibilities included managing the firm’s U.S. offices, leading its acquisition strategy, developing client strategies, overseeing the firm’s P&L centers, and redefining the U.S. company’s corporate culture. Before he became the firm's U.S. president and CEO, Hoog served as chairman of its public affairs practice and as GM of its New York and Washington offices. Prior to joining Hill & Knowlton, he founded and served as president of Hoog and Associates, Inc., a government affairs firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Orange County, California.
Hoog served on the executive committee and national finance committee for then-Gov. Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. He also served for five years as chief of staff for U.S. Senator Gary Hart of Colorado. Before his Capitol Hill experience, Hoog’s involvement in national politics began with his work for the presidential campaigns of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Sen. George McGovern. Hoog serves at the pleasure of the president of the United States on the advisory board of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Air and Space Museum. He currently serves on the board of advisors of the Vietnam War Memorial and is a member of the Central City Opera Associates Board. He is a member of the Glocal Forum Board, and NGO devoted to cooperation among global mayors. He also served as the chairman of the Wolf Trap Foundation from 2000 to 2002. Hoog currently serves on corporate boards of directors, frequently delivers speeches and leads seminars at universities around the nation. He was the chairman of PRSA's Counselors Academy in 2002 and 2003. He was selected by PR Week magazine as one of the 100 most influential public relations practitioners of the 20th century. He was awarded the John W. Hill Award for Excellence in the public relations profession. In 2004, Hoog was honored by the Colorado chapter of PRSA with their Swede Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award, and in October 2004, he was awarded the PRSA Gold Anvil Award, their highest individual honor.
James Irwin is a technology communication and implementation manager for Ernst & Young, directing change management, learning, and deployment projects benefitting over 100,000 personnel in 140 countries. Ernst & Young is a global leader in professional services, including accounting and auditing, tax reporting and operations, tax advisory, business risk services, technology and security risk services, transaction advisory, and human capital services. Country practices also provide legal services in those parts of the world where permitted. James previously served as vice president and general manager of software development firm Help in IT, Inc.; as managing editor for all of Comcast Corporation’s New Jersey online properties, where he was honored by Ziff Davis Media for building the best Web site operation in the nation’s cable industry; and as a partner in the San Francisco consulting firm Ellis-Irwin Associates, a regional leader in specialty business communication and public relations. He is a co-founder of media studio Walking Tour Films, serves on the executive board of the New Jersey Communication Association, and is an associate editor of the Atlantic Journal of Communication.
Camilla Jenkins is Vice President of Corporate Communications at Fujifilm USA. Jenkins is responsible for directing the design and implementation of Fujifilm's internal and external communications programs, as well as ensuring their strategic focus, consistency, and effectiveness. More specifically, Jenkins oversees Public Relations, Corporate Contributions and Community Relations, Financial Relations, Environmental and Safety Affairs, Consumer Information Services, Internal Communications, Website Operations, Corporate Sponsorships, and Airship Operations. Prior to joining Fujifilm, Jenkins was director of corporate communications for 11 years for Becton, Dickinson & Company (BD), a medical technology company. Her responsibilities included all corporate communications strategies, community relations, media relations, employee communications, and government and investor communications. Prior to her time at BD, Jenkins was owner and president of the Camilla Jenkins Agency and a public relations manager for R.H. Macy Company.
Steven L. Lubetkin
Steven L. Lubetkin is the founder of Lubetkin and Co. which offers counsel in communications, public relations, and technology. Before restarting his communications consulting practice in December 2004, Lubetkin led the national media relations team for the Consumer Segment of Bank of America through the merger integration with Fleet. From March 2001 to April 2004, he was Vice President and Director, Corporate Communications, for Fleet Bank’s New Jersey and Pennsylvania franchise. He also had communications oversight responsibilities for Fleet Insurance Services, Fleet’s insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting business in Cranford, NJ, and Fleet Credit Card Services, Horsham, PA. Steve has extensive experience supervising, planning, and implementing national programs in corporate public relations, financial communications, media relations, seminars, speech writing, issues management, and internal publications, for Fortune 100 companies and their senior executives.
Dr. Marion Pinsdorf
Dr. Marion Pinsdorf was the first female vice president successively at Hill and Knowlton (then the world’s largest public-relations firm), Textron, Inc., and INA (now Cigna). In addition, she has served on the board of directors of the $2.2 billion Amfac, headquartered in Honolulu, several start-up companies in the Philadelphia area, and her alma mater, Drew University. For more than a decade, Dr. Pinsdorf taught Brazilian entrepreneurial history at Brown University’s Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, and corporate image and responsibility at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business. In addition, she lectures on corporate issues at the University of Florida, Drew University, and the Business School at St. Gallen, Switzerland and for industry groups. Author of numerous articles and three books (Communicating When Your Company is Under Siege, German-Speaking Entrepreneurs: Builders of Business in Brazil, and the forthcoming All Crises Are Global: Managing to Avoid Chaos), Dr. Pinsdorf is completing a book on executive ego as well as a series of cautionary tales. Her television credits include interviews on CNN and CNBC. Dr. Pinsdorf earned a B.A. (with honors) in history from Drew University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economic History from New York University.
Dr. Paul Power
Dr. Paul Power is Vice-President for Research at CBS Enterprises/King World Productions Short Hills, NJ. He received his Ph. D. in Media Studies from Rutgers University in 2004. The title of his doctoral dissertation was "The Forefront of Technology: An Examination of Prime Time Television Commercials for New Media Products and Services." He is the author, with R. Kubey and S. Kiousis, of "Audience activity and passivity: An historical taxonomy," which appeared in Communication Yearbook 26 (2002) and, with B. Stern, "Advertising illumination: Romantic roots of postmodern promises," which appeared in Romancing the market, edited by S. Brown, A. M. Doherty & B. Clarke (1998).
Pamela Principe-Golgolab is the President and owner of PNA Associates Inc., Public Relations, Corporate Communication, Marketing, and Advertising. Ms. Principe-Golgolab possesses more than 18 years of award winning experience in all facets of public relations, corporate communications, marketing and advertising. She is the recipient of the Kathy Hughes Memorial Award also from the Community Builders Association for her marketing and publicity prowess. She is also invited annually as a speaker and moderator for seminars on public relations and publicity during the New Jersey Builders Association’s annual Atlantic Builders Convention in Atlantic City. Ms. Principe-Golgolab is the authoress of numerous articles and features on real estate, business, medical and general interest issues and has been prominently featured as a special sections contributor for The Star-Ledger.
PNA Associates provides professional public relations, corporate communications and advertising services for a number of the state’s major residential real estate brokerage firms, development companies, property management firms, local businesses, schools and medical groups. This year, the firm will launch the first in a unique series of multi-media book and DVD sets on childcare for parents by renowned pediatrician and educator Mary Ann LoFrumento, M.D., F.A.A. P., president of Simply Parenting.
Danny Schechter is a television producer and independent filmmaker who also writes and speaks about media issues. He is the author of "Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception: How the Media Failed to Cover the Iraq War" (Prometheus Books, October 2003); "Media Wars: News At A Time of Terror (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003); "The More You Watch, The Less You Know" (Seven Stories Press) and "News Dissector: Passions, Pieces and Polemics" (Akashic) Books and Electron Press). He is the executive editor of MediaChannel.org, the world's largest online media issues network, and recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2001 Award for Excellence in Documentary Journalism. Schechter is co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision, a New York-based television and film production company now in its 16th year. He founded and exec-produced the series "South Africa Now" and co-produced "Rights & Wrongs: Human Rights Television. He has specialized in investigative reporting and producing programming about the interface between human rights, journalism, popular music and society. His career began as the "News Dissector" at Boston's leading rock station, WBCN. Later, Schechter was a producer for ABC NEWS 20/20. He produced 50 segments for ABC and won two national Emmys and was nominated or two others. Schechter joined the start-up staff at CNN as a producer based in Atlanta. He then moved to ABC as a producer for 20/20. Schechter has reported from 49 countries and lectured at many schools and universities. He was an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. Schechter's writing has appeared in leading newspapers and magazines including the The Nation, Newsday, Boston Globe, Columbia Journalism Review, Media Studies Journal, Detroit Free Press, Village Voice, Tikkun, Z, and many others.
Andrew L. Walsh
Andrew L. Walsh CPA is a partner with Ernst & Young, where he is the executive responsible for the provision of technology services to the firm's 35,000 member Americas practice. Mr. Walsh has been with Ernst & Young for 24 years, serving previously as the Global Director of Technology for its Assurance and Advisory Business Services unit and as an auditor in its Dayton, OH office. In those roles he has been responsible for the implementation and operation of a large number of widely-used technologies within the firm worldwide, focusing on the behavioural aspects of managing change in a large professional services organization. He is a graduate of Wright State University and lives in Chatham, NJ with his wife and three children.
Ernst & Young, a global leader in professional services, is committed to restoring the public's trust in professional services firms and the quality of financial reporting. Its 100,000 people in 140 countries around the globe pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality, and professionalism to provide clients with solutions based on financial, transactional, and risk-management knowledge in Ernst & Young’s core services of Audit, Tax, and Transaction Advisory Services.
Patricia Walsh is a senior vice president in the corporate branding group at Ruder Finn, the largest independently owned PR firm in New York. She joined Ruder Finn in September 2004, after a long career at Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal. At Dow Jones, her most recent position was director of internal communications and knowledge management, where she was responsible for launching and maintaining the company’s intranet and for all employee communications. During her 17 years with the company, Walsh also was director of international development, responsible for The Wall Street Journal’s branded pages in Latin America, Europe and Asia; editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly; and assistant managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels. She also was a copy editor for the European and Asian editions of The Wall Street Journal in New York, for the International Herald Tribune in Paris and for several trade newspapers in New York.
Adam Yates is director of corporate communications for Fujifilm USA. His responsibilities encompass corporate brand communications and include Web operations, corporate sponsorships, internal communications and the corporate airship program. Prior to joining Fujifilm, Mr. Yates was managing partner for a NJ-based creative marketing communications company. Previously he was marketing communications manager for Becton Dickinson's Medical Products Group. In addition to product communications and event marketing, while at BD Mr. Yates was involved in the development of the company's community relations and strategic giving programs. Mr. Yates joined BD after holding several positions in public policy and communications with Hoffmann-La Roche's Public Affairs Division. While at Roche he was assistant editor for the company news magazine, Inside Roche, and was staff producer for the company-sponsored Frank Field Health Test TV Series, which was distributed quarterly for national cable television broadcast. Mr. Yates started at Roche as a graduate student intern while completing his M.A. degree in Corporate and Organizational Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. is a leading provider of imaging and information solutions. The largest of the Fujifilm Americas companies, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Valhalla, NY with offices and distribution centers throughout the United States. Office locations include Edison, NJ; Hanover Park, IL; Hollywood and Cypress, CA; and Carrolton, TX. Fujifilm USA also operates three subsidiaries: Fujicolor Processing, Inc., headquartered in Tarrytown, NY; Fujifilm e-Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rochester, NY; and Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc., headquartered in Valhalla, NY.
Charles H. Young
Charles Young is Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at Tyco International, a global, diversified company that provides vital products and services to customers in five business segments: Fire & Security, Electronics, Healthcare, Engineered Products & Services, and Plastics & Adhesives. With 2004 revenue of $40 billion, Tyco employs approximately 260,000 people worldwide. In this leadership role reporting to Tyco Chairman and CEO Edward Breen, Mr. Young has global responsibility for strategic marketing, brand management, advertising, media relations, employee communications, corporate social responsibility, public affairs, and marketing communications. Mr. Young joined Tyco in 2003 from GE Medical Systems, the healthcare technology division of General Electric, where he served as General Manager of Global Marketing. During his 15-year career with GE, Mr. Young also served as General Manager of Corporate Communications at GE Medical and Director of Communications and Public Affairs at GE Global Research. Mr. Young began his career with Masto & Associates in New York, where he served as a public relations consultant to Fortune 500 clients in the aerospace, healthcare, power generation, entertainment and high-technology industries. Mr. Young holds a B.S. degree in Liberal Arts/Journalism from the State University of New York at Cortland. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Lagrant Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of ethnic minorities in the fields of advertising, marketing and public relations. Mr. Young and his family reside in Princeton, New Jersey.