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Beth Comstock
Former Vice Chair, GE, Author at Imagine it Forward


Beth Comstock’s mission is to understand what’s next, navigate change and help others do the same. By cultivating a habit of seeking out new ideas, people and places, she built a career path from storyteller to chief marketer to corporate Vice Chair.

Beth spent nearly three decades at GE until December 2017.  As Vice Chair of Business Innovation and previously Chief Marketing Officer, she led efforts to accelerate new growth, develop digital and clean-energy futures, seed new businesses and enhance brand value. As President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal, Beth oversaw TV ad revenue and new digital efforts, including the early development of

Beth is a director at Nike, trustee of The National Geographic Society and former board

president of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum. She graduated from the

College of William and Mary with a degree in biology.

Her first book, Imagine it Forward, about working (and living) on the front lines of change, was

released September 2018.

Agenda Sessions

  • Stage interview: Who Says Innovation is Just for Startups: An Interview with Beth Comstock & Indra Nooyi


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