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05-09-2011

Jody Markopoulos Elected Clarkson University Trustee

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Clarkson University alumna Jody A. Markopoulos, president and CEO of GE Intelligent Platforms, has been elected to Clarkson’s board of trustees. She will serve on the finance & budget and alumni committees.

Jody A. MarkopoulosMarkopoulos graduated from Clarkson University in 1993 with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary engineering & management.

GE Intelligent Platforms is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of software, hardware and services with expertise in automation and embedded computing. Markopoulos was appointed to her current role in March.

Markopoulos joined General Electric in 1993 on the management development program. Since then, she has held a number of global supply chain roles with increasing responsibility in GE’s Energy business.

In 1998, Markopoulos was designated a certified purchasing manager by the National Association of Purchasing Management. In 2002, she assumed the role of general manager of quality for GE Energy.

Prior to her current role, Markopoulos was appointed vice president of sourcing for GE Energy in 2005, where she led the management and procurement of more than $15 billion in material and services worldwide. She was appointed a vice president and GE officer in 2007.

A volunteer and mentor, Markopoulos advises young women on engineering and manufacturing as a career. She is active in GE’s Women’s Network and currently serves on the dean’s leadership council of Clarkson’s Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.
 
Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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