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Thursday, December 5, 2013 * The Ahuja Auditorium * Hathaway Brown School * 6-9 p.m. * #TEDxHB


Maryrose T. Sylvester, President and CEO,
GE Lighting

Maryrose Sylvester is the President & CEO of GE Lighting, a $3 billion unit of Connecticut-based GE. GE Lighting employs 14,000 people in manufacturing, sales and distribution locations around the world.

Sylvester began her GE career as an intern at GE Motors in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Since joining GE Lighting in 1988, she has held positions of increasing responsibility, such as Director of Sourcing for GE Lighting Europe, based in Budapest, Hungary, and General Manager of Worldwide Sourcing, based in Cleveland. Sylvester also served as General Manager for Global High Intensity Discharge (HID), President & CEO of GE Lighting Systems, President of the former GE Quartz, and President & CEO of GE Intelligent Platforms.

Sylvester is a member of GE's Corporate Executive Council, GE’s Commercial Council and was instrumental in helping launch the GE Women’s Network. She is on the Board of Governors for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and serves on the Board for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the Greater Cleveland Partnership and United Way of Greater Cleveland.

Sylvester holds a B.S. Degree in Procurement and Production Management from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.

Sylvester, her husband and two daughters reside in Moreland Hills, Ohio.

Amy G. Brady, Chief Information Officer,
Key Technology & Operations

Amy G. Brady is Key’s Chief Information Officer, leading Key Enterprise Technology and Enterprise Operations functions. She also serves on the company's Executive Leadership Team.

Previous to joining Key, Brady served as Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Technology and Operations, at Bank of America. In this CIO role, Brady was accountable for technology and operations delivery to critical enterprise functions including Finance, Risk, Human Resources, Marketing, Legal and Audit. She was accountable for ensuring application performance, availability and currency as well as building and driving technology strategies and roadmaps to enable these enterprise functions. In addition, Brady's organization was responsible for managing priority initiatives and ensuring effective design, improvement and implementation across people, process and technology change.

Brady has 25 years of experience in financial services, holding various leadership roles in Global Technology & Operations and Consumer and Small Business Banking at Bank of America. Brady began her career with Bank of America in 1987 as a banking center manager and, over the next decade, expanded into a variety of positions of increasing leadership accountability and scope within the retail bank. After shifting from the retail bank to Bank of America’s Global Technology and Operations division, Brady held a variety of technology leadership positions including accountability for Production Support, build-out and management of the Enterprise Testing facility and leadership of Software Engineering Performance and Enterprise Release Management. Brady also held the role of Customer Experience and Operations executive for Bank of America’s Consumer and Small Business Bank Technology team. In another role, Brady directed an innovative research and development program that designed and tested products, services and delivery methods that significantly enhanced the customer experience.

Brady is active in professional associations as well as her community. She serves on the boards for the National Center for Women & Information Technology, Achievement Centers for Children and Playhouse Square. She formerly served on the Executive Board of the Metro Atlanta YMCA. In 2013, Brady was listed among "Powerful Women to Watch" by the American Banker. She was a finalist for the Georgia CIO of the Year Award in 2013 and winner of WIT's "Women of the Year in Technology" in 2009. Brady is a member of Leadership Cleveland class of 2014 and Leadership Atlanta class of 2012.

Brady received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Music from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.

Rebecca O. Bagley, President and CEO,

Rebecca Bagley is President and Chief Executive Officer of NorTech, a technology-based economic development organization working to revitalize Northeast Ohio by accelerating the growth of regional innovation clusters in advanced energy, flexible electronics and water technologies. Under her leadership, NorTech connects small, medium and large companies and universities for business, funding and research opportunities that create jobs, attract capital and have long-term, positive economic impact.A nationally recognized expert in technology-based economic development, Ms. Bagley connects with regional, state and federal government leaders to raise the visibility of Northeast Ohio's technology assets, position the region as an innovation hub and attract resources.

Before joining NorTech in July 2009, Ms. Bagley served as Deputy Secretary for the Technology Investment Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). She previously served as Director of the Venture Investment for DCED and managed venture and real estate investment programs. Before joining DCED, Ms. Bagley worked for several investment banks, most notably JPMorgan Chase.

After a brief intermission with hors d'oeuvres, the remainder of the TEDxHBSWomen program will feature a broadcast of speakers whose presentations are being delivered at TEDWomen in San Francisco on December 5. 

This TEDx event is independently organized.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

TEDxHBSWomen * December 5, 2013 * 6-9 p.m. * Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122 P: 216.320.8785

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