General Electric Vice Chairman Joins CDC Foundation Board of Directors

August 25, 2010ATLANTA — John Rice, vice chairman, General Electric Company (GE), and president & CEO of GE Technology Infrastructure has been elected to serve a five-year term on the board of directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation (CDC Foundation).

Rice began his GE career in 1978. In 2000, Rice was named president and CEO of GE Energy. He was named vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Industrial in 2005 and was named vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Infrastructure in 2006. Rice earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and currently serves on its board of trustees. Rice is also a trustee of Emory University and the Walker School, is on the International Advisory Board of King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia, and is past chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

“John's success leading GE's healthcare business, his global experience and his passion for community involvement make him a great addition to the Foundation board,” says Phil Jacobs, board chair of the CDC Foundation. “I have immense respect for John having watched him through the years serving the Atlanta community and I look forward to working with him.”

Rice says, “I am excited about my election to the CDC Foundation board of directors and to be joining an organization that is fully committed to global public health issues. I look forward to working with the Foundation to advance its mission of helping CDC do more, faster. ”


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