Russell Stokes

by Edward Cates
Russell Stokes
Senior Vice President and President & Chief Executive Officer, GE Power Portfolio

Russell Stokes is a GE Senior Vice-President and the President & CEO of GE’s Power Portfolio business—an enterprise comprised of three distinct businesses: GE Steam Power Systems, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, and GE Power Conversion. The first two businesses support the building and reliable operations of Power Generation plants. The third, Power Conversion, is GE’s electrification business.

A 20+ year veteran of the company, Russell was previously the CEO of GE Energy Connections and CEO of GE Transportation. He held numerous roles in GE Aviation and started his career in GE Lighting.

Outside of the office, Russell is a member of the Atlanta Committee for Progress and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (MACOC) Executive Committee, serving on MACOC’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Advisory Council. Russell also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Morehouse School of Medicine and the board of 3DE by Junior Achievement. These endeavors are tied to three pillars of vital importance to him: education transformation, health equity, and supporting inclusive capital for entrepreneurs.

Russell graduated Cleveland State University with a finance degree and is a Corporate Honors graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program.

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