Global University Relations Director
Tony is the Global University Relations Director for GE. In this role, Tony is responsible for leading the strategy and implementation of university relations, full time, internship, military and diversity recruitment initiatives, developing a unified presence on campus, branding strategy and execution, campus recruiting teams, and research collaboration at GE’s executive schools. He also partners with the GE businesses across the company in the development of diversity goals, best practices, workforce planning and programs to meet strategic objectives. Tony works closely with GE’s Global Brand Marketing team to drive disruptive awareness and emotional connections in the university space.
Tony started his GE career in 1989 as a field engineer with GE Energy. After several leadership roles at GE Energy, Tony accepted a role as the senior services leader, GE Energy in 2007. In addition to his GE Energy role, he was appointed to a volunteer role, Purdue Campus Relations Leader, CRL, that he held for seven years, 2009 – 2014. As the CRL Tony had full ownership of the recruiting cycle, relationships with the deans, faculty, administration, student organizations and research collaboration. Tony drove the partnership to new levels, student interaction increased, hiring increased and collaborative research increased by ten times.
Tony also serves on the advisory boards of the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Purdue Honors College, Purdue Bound Program and Purdue Parents and Family Connections. Tony has been engaged with university recruiting and relations for over 20 years.
He is a native of Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. He is married with two children, Jake and Nicole.