Honorees include NBC Universal Sports & Olympics Chairman Dick Ebersol; Former GE Executive Bill Conaty; Author Sidney Callahan; and Bishop Norberto Strotmann, of Peru

Bill Conaty, senior vice president of Human Resources at GE from 1993 to 2007 and former SHU trustee, will address the University’s Graduate Commencement on Saturday, May 15th, at 1:30 p.m. in the William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center. He will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

The University will bestow a total of 1,535 degrees this year, including 48 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degrees, 551 master’s degrees, 848 bachelor’s degrees, 13 associate’s degrees and 75 professional certificates.

Bill Conaty

After 40 years with GE, the company Bill Conaty left behind owes much of its global success to the top-notch human resources organization that he developed and led for over 14 years.  Mr. Conaty has long been recognized as a world leader in human resources with a track record of innovation. He was the architect behind many of GE’s widely respected human resources practices in the areas of workforce differentiation and succession planning, and has been a role model for turning HR organizations into strategic business partners. Mr. Conaty spent his entire career at GE serving in a wide variety of management and labor relations roles before assuming the lead HR role in 1993. In 2004, he was named Human Resources Executive of the Year by Human Resource Executive magazine.  Following his retirement from GE, Mr. Conaty formed his own consulting company, Conaty Consulting, LLC.  He currently serves as a personal advisor to the CEOs of several Fortune 100® companies. He is also co-authoring a book with Ram Charan titled The Talent Masterswhich will be published by Random House later this year.



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