GE Vice Chairman Michael Neal Serving as Executive in Residence at JHUCarey

October 14, 2013 -- Michael A. Neal, a Vice Chairman of General Electric Company, will serve as an Executive in Residence at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School from October 14 through October 16, 2013.

During his residency, Neal will take part in a full schedule of activities in which he will offer his professional insights to the school’s faculty, students, and management.

“I am pleased to announce the arrival of Vice Chairman of General Electric Company Michael A. Neal as Carey Executive in Residence,” said Bernard T. Ferrari, dean of the business school. “The Carey Business School Executive in Residence program was established to bring students and faculty together with executives from influential businesses. Mike Neal’s career exemplifies hard work, commitment, and leadership, and he has graciously agreed to share his insights with us here at Carey.”

Events featuring Neal are planned for the school’s campuses in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as well as the flagship Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University.

Among the scheduled events are meetings with:

  • Students in Carey’s Global MBA and Master of Science in Finance programs, including a visit to a Business Communications course in Washington.
  • Johns Hopkins financial mathematics students (Homewood).
  • Members of the Carey School’s faculty.
  • The International Finance Club of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Washington).

Neal’s residency will conclude with a public presentation in the business school’s “In Person at Carey” series at 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 16. The GE vice chairman and Dean Ferrari will share their views on business matters in a conversation before an audience at the Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington.

Michael Neal joined GE in 1979, working on the company’s industrial side.  In 1987, he moved to financial services and was named Vice President and General Manager of Vendor Financial Services.  Three years later, he became General Manager of GE Commercial Equipment Financing (CEF).  Under his leadership, CEF became the world's largest provider of financing for equipment of all types.

From 1994 to 1999, Neal served as GE Capital Executive Vice President – a period of major growth for the company’s financial services businesses.  In 2000, he was named GE Capital’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Two years later, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Commercial Finance and President of GE Capital Services.  In 2005, he was named a Vice Chairman of General Electric Company and Chairman and CEO of GE Capital. 

A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Neal serves on the advisory board of the university’s Scheller College of Business School, and on the advisory board of Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

In January 2014, Neal will join the board of directors of JP Morgan Chase.


October 14, 2013


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