William W. George

Senior Fellow at Harvard University - Harvard Business School

William W. George

William W. George

Senior Fellow at Harvard University - Harvard Business School

Overview
Career Highlights

Medtronic, Inc.

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6961

Primary Location

Cambridge, MA, United States

Number of Boards

37

Birthday

09/14/1942 - Muskegon, MI, United States

Age

78

Number of Awards

5

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Chief Administrative Officer at Mayo Clinic

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Chair, Division of Head & Neck Surgery at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science

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Chief Executive Officer & President at Mayo Clinic

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Former President at George Family Foundation

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Division Head, Alcon at Novartis AG

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Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic Florida (Formerly St. Luke's Hospital Association)

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President & Chief Executive Officer at NCTA - The Internet & Television Association

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Former Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business

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Founder at Alvarado Construction, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at General Mills, Inc.

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William W. George
Senior Fellow at Harvard University - Harvard Business School
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Division Head, Alcon at Novartis AG

Novartis AG is a holding company, which engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of healthcare products. It operates through the following segments: Innovative Medicines, Sandoz, and Corporate. The Innovative Medicines segment researches, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells patented pharmaceuticals, and is composed of two business units: Novartis Oncology and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. The Sandoz segment develops, manufactures and markets finished dosage form medicines as well as intermediary products including active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Corporate segment refers to group management and central services. The company was founded on February 29, 1996 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

Spouse
Education
MBA
Class of 1966

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with High Honors
Class of 1964

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts.

Memberships
Member
Current

Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

President
Current

Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914 at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia by 15 student and faculty leaders. The founders formulated the idea that leadership of exceptional quality and versatility in college should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness. O?K® was the first college honor society of a national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship. Since its founding, Omicron Delta Kappa has initiated over 300,000 members.

Career History
Senior Fellow
2004 - Current

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Professor of Leadership & Governance
2002 - 2003

IMD business school is located in Lausanne, Switzerland. It consistently ranks at the top compared to other business schools worldwide. In 2012 and 2013, it was ranked first in open programs worldwide by the Financial Times. Its MBA program is ranked among the top tier programs in the world.

Chief Executive Officer
1989 - 2001

Medtronic was founded in 1949 as a medical equipment repair shop by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law, Palmer Hermundslie. Since then, we've grown into a multinational company that uses technology to transform the way debilitating, chronic diseases are treated.Our first life-changing therapy – a wearable, battery-powered cardiac pacemaker – was the foundation for dozens more Medtronic therapies that use our electrical stimulation expertise to improve the lives of millions of people. Over the years, we adapted additional technologies for the human body, including radio frequency therapies, mechanical devices, drug and biologic delivery devices, and diagnostic tools. Today, our technologies are used to treat more than 30 chronic diseases affecting many areas of the body.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
1996 - 2002

GlassBridge Enterprises, Inc. engages in the provision of asset management services. It operates through the Asset Management Business; and Sports Investment Platform segments. The Asset Management Business segment include investment advisory services to third party investors through managed funds and separate managed accounts. The Sports Investment Platform segment enables institutional investors to invest in securities tied to uncorrelated assets with attractive yields and the potential for equity-like returns backed by assets that participate in an industry that has thrived for decades through multiple business cycles. The company was founded in March 1996 and is headquartered in Oakdale, MN.

Member, Board of Directors
1993 - 2005

In 1969, the Detroit-based J.L. Hudson Company merged with the Dayton Corporation to form the Dayton-Hudson Corporation

Chairman of the Board
1989 - Prior

Medtronic Plc is a medical technology company, which engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of device-based medical therapies and services. It operates through the following segments: Cardiac and Vascular Group; Minimally Invasive Technologies Group; Restorative Therapies Group; and Diabetes Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Group segment consist Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure, Coronary and Structural Heart, and Aortic and Peripheral Vascular divisions. The Minimally Invasive Technologies Group segment comprises Surgical Innovations and Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and Renal divisions. The Restorative Therapies Group contains Spine, Brain, Specialty Therapies, and Pain Therapies divisions. The Diabetes Group segment focuses in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of products and services for the management of Type I and Type II diabetes. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Member, Board of Directors
2003 - 2005

National Association of Corporate Directors provides online and print information services to directors of public companies. It offers in-boardroom education, evaluation, governance reviews, board composition and succession planning, board recruitment, ongoing advisory, insights, and analytics services. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior - 2002

Greater Twin Cities United Way provides services related to basic needs, education and health to the people in some counties in Minnesota. The company was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Member, Board of Governors
2000 - 2003

The humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross connects us to people and communities across the nation and around the world. The common bonds of humanity and compassion unite us together, not just in the face of emergencies and disasters, but in helping our neighbors every day. Since being founded by Clara Barton in 1881, the Red Cross has been a consistent lifeline for people when they need us the most. The depth and breadth of our services – whenever and wherever they're called for – is unmatched by any organization in the world.

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$15K - $25K
2017

The Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts houses art collections and conducts art exhibitions in the United States. Their collections encompass artworks, painting and sculpture, print and drawing collections, decorative arts, modernist design, photographs and textiles. It also collects, preserves, and makes work of art. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

$500 - $999
2017

UNITED WAY OF EAST CENTRAL IOWA WORKS TO ADVANCE THE COMMON GOOD BY FOCUSING ON THE BUILDING BLOCKS WE ALL NEED FOR A GOOD LIFE: EDUCATION, FINANCIAL STABILITY, AND HEALTH. UNITED WAY'S GOAL IS TO CREATE POSITIVE, LASTING CHANGE THAT PREVENTS PROBLEMS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FIRST PLACE. OUR EFFORTS EDUCATE RESIDENTS ABOUT NEEDS IN THE COMMUNITY AND INSPIRE PEOPLE TO BE GENEROUS AND CARING. UNITED WAY INVESTS DONOR DOLLARS IN QUALITY PROGRAMS SERVING THE AREA'S LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS AND EDUCATIONALLY AT-RISK CHILDREN. ITS COMMUNITY GOALS ARE:1. BY 2020, INCREASE BY 30% (754 CHILDREN) THE NUMBER OF LOW-INCOME CHILDREN IN OUR 5 COUNTY AREA WHO ARE ON TRACK ACADEMICALLY AND DEVELOPMENTALLY BY 4TH GRADE.2. BY 2020, INCREASE THE NUMBER OF FINANCIALLY STABLE HOUSEHOLDS BY 15% (1,430 HOUSEHOLDS). 3. BY 2020, IMPROVE SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH FUNCTION OF LOW-INCOME ADULTS BY 10% (395 ADULTS).

$10K - $15K
2015

The Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts houses art collections and conducts art exhibitions in the United States. Their collections encompass artworks, painting and sculpture, print and drawing collections, decorative arts, modernist design, photographs and textiles. It also collects, preserves, and makes work of art. The company was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Political Donations
$100
2013

Senator from the 20th District at New Hampshire State Senate (United States)

$100
2010

Senator from the 20th District at New Hampshire State Senate (United States)

$250
2008

NO on 8-Equality for All campaign is a large and diverse coalition of civil rights, faith, choice, labor and community of color organizations working to stop and defeat any ballot measure that would deny same-sex couples the right to marry in California.

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Novel, Inc. provides multiplayer online video gaming services. The company makes innovative consumer videogames and leverage videogame technologies for business application. Its video game release includes empire and state which is a multi-player game offering a completely dynamic world controlled by players. The company was founded by Brayden William Blaine Olson and Mike Marr in 2009 and is headquartered in Kirkland, WA.

Awards & Honors
2002
National Association of Corporate Directors - NACD Director of the Year Award
2001
National Association of Corporate Directors - NACD Director of the Year Award
Georgia Institute of Technology
Events
Speaker
Switzerland
2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 continues the mission of the World Economic Forum. It is committed to improving the state of the world and has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme. The Annual Meeting remains the foremost creative force for engaging leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas.

Speaker
Davos, Switzerland
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

A record 2,600 business, government and civil society leaders – including nearly 40 heads of state or government – participated in the 42nd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which took place under the theme The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models. The record participation indicated the international community’s level of concern for the world today, as one crisis after another emerges. It also underscored the commitment of the Forum’s Members, Partners and communities to improving the state of the world.

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