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CEO of Ford Motor Company to speak at GVSU

  • Jim Hackett, president and CEO or Ford Motor Company.

Posted on September 25, 2017

Jim Hackett, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, is the featured speaker for the Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture October 2.

Hackett's speech, "Technology and Human Promise," will begin at 8 a.m. in the L. William Seidman Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m.

Hackett has been at the helm of Ford Motor Company since May 2017 and is a member of the company's board of directors. Prior to serving in this role, he was chairman of Ford Smart Mobility LLC. 

In February 2014, Hackett retired as CEO of Steelcase after 30 years of helping transform the office furniture company into a global leader. He graduated with a degree in finance from the University of Michigan in 1977, where he also played on the university’s football team. 

At Grand Valley, Hackett served on the 2011 Honorary Executive Cabinet for the Building for Life campaign, the 2005 Honorary Executive Cabinet of the Innovation campaign and on the committee for the Engineering Laboratories Building campaign. He was also awarded the 1999 Grand Valley Leadership Award.

For more information and to RSVP, contact the Seidman College of Business at (616) 331-7100.