12/28/2011 01:51:42 PM
GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt to KeynoteGLI Annual Meeting
LOUISVILLE,KY (12-28-11) - Greater LouisvilleInc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce announced today that GE Chairman andCEO, Jeff Immelt will be the keynote speaker at its Annual Meeting onTuesday, March 20, 2012.
Mr. Immelt hasheld several global leadership positions within the corporation between hisstart at GE in 1982 and being appointed chairman in 2001. He is a catalyst for leadership developmentand job growth, which also earned him the seat as chair of President Obama'sCouncil on Jobs and Competitiveness.
GE’squest to “build, power, move and cure” has cemented its role as a vital, localstronghold as well as a global leader, living the values of innovation andlong-held GLI belief that ideas create jobs.
Under Immelt, GE has reinvested in US manufacturing with aneye on the global economy and sustainability. These efforts are seen regionallywith the much-anticipated $800 million investment in Louisville’s AppliancePark and the addition of more than 1,000 jobs between 2010 and 2014. This investment is not only a redesign of product,but a transformation in production, with a focus on the importance andpermanence of manufacturing in the U.S. economy.
“Each year the Annual Meeting features a keynote speakerthat epitomizes the best of business in our city and we are honored to maintainthat tradition with a global leader like Jeff Immelt,” said Tracee Troutt, interimCEO of Greater Louisville Inc. “GE is on the leading edge of innovation and we are thrilledto be able to share such an opportunity with the greater Louisville community.”
GLI’s 2012 Annual Meeting will take place Tuesday, March 20,2012 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the KCF Yum! Center. The evening includes networking, awardsprogram and a dessert reception. Early-bird discounted tickets, purchasedbefore February 3, 2012, are available for $115 for GLI members and $135 forguests. After February 3, 2012, the prices increase to $135 for GLI members and$155 for guests. Pricing for groups of 8 is also available. For moreinformation and to register for the event, visit www.greaterlouisville.com/events/. GLI’s 2012 Annual Meeting is supported by presentingsponsor, PNC Bank.
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About Greater Louisville, Inc.
Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce isdedicated to transforming our region in the pursuit of becoming an idea capitalof the world, where imaginations and individuals can thrive. GLI leadsbusiness, community and economic development in Greater Louisville as we workto increase human capital, drive job creation and entrepreneurship, maximizeglobal opportunities and strengthen business leadership. GLI is proud torepresent more than 2,300 businesses – in fact, one in every three Louisvilleworkers is currently employed by a GLI member. For more information, visitwww.GreaterLouisville.com.
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