Senior Vice President of GE
President & CEO, GE Power Portfolio
Russell Stokes is the president and chief executive officer of GE Power Portfolio and a senior vice president of GE.
As a 21-year GE veteran, Russell has a wide range of GE leadership experience in addition to his deep industry, company and customer knowledge. Prior to leading GE's Power businesses and subsequently being appointed to lead GE’s Power Portfolio, Russell was the president and chief executive officer of GE Energy Connections, the electrification, grid and controls business of GE. He also served as the president and chief executive officer of GE Transportation, a global leader in rail, mining and marine industries.
Russell has also held numerous leadership positions in finance, operations and services within GE Transportation, GE Aviation and GE Lighting. He started his career in sales for a PC manufacturer before joining GE.
In addition to his executive leadership, Russell plays an active role in the Atlanta community. He is a member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, the Atlanta Committee for Progress, Usher’s New Look Board, the Atlanta Junior Achievement Executive Committee, and the board of The Commerce Club, Atlanta, GA. Russell graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in finance and completed GE’s Financial Management Program.