Kathy Sterio

CMO

GE Lighting

Kathy is a 23-year GE employee with a varied background in both Commercial as well as Operations roles. Currently, Kathy is the Chief Marketing Officer for GE Lighting where she has responsibility for all global marketing activities as well as delivering a growth strategy in a transforming industry. Prior to this role, Kathy served as the General Manager, North America Commercial Services for GE Lighting where she was responsible for Pricing and Customer Service activities for all product lines. Kathy has also served as the General Manager, Consumer Marketing where she managed the advertising, branding, promotion, packaging and product positioning for lighting sold in the retail channel of distribution. Additionally, Kathy has experience in the Consumer Sales organization as the Manager, Sales Operations where she developed the business’ category management capabilities. Kathy earned her Master Black Belt certification while managing projects to improve on time delivery and service for Lighting customers. She has also held roles in several functions within the business including: Marketing, Sales, Sourcing, and Six Sigma. Kathy serves as the business sponsor for GE’s Women’s Network and is an active member, mentor and advocate. In 2014, Kathy received the Diversity MBA Award. Outside of GE, Kathy serves on the Board of Directors for the Lake County YMCA. A native of Syracuse, New York, Kathy has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Dayton and holds an MBA from John Carroll University.