Ms. Begley held various executive management positions at GE from 1988 through 2013. In addition to her leadership of the Home and Business Solutions segment, she was president and chief executive officer of GE Enterprise Solutions, president and chief executive officer of GE Plastics and GE Transportation, and chief financial officer for GE Transportation and GE Plastics Europe and India.
Ms. Begley currently serves as a director and member of the audit committee of Nasdaq, Inc. and as a director and member of the audit and nominating committees of Red Hat, Inc. and WPP plc.
Ms. Begley’s appointment by the board is included in Hilton’s 2017 proxy statement, and her election to the board has been recommended for approval by stockholders at Hilton’s upcoming annual meeting of stockholders to be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Charlene Begley is president and chief executive officer of GE Enterprise Solutions and a senior vice president for GE. She was named to this position in August 2007. She is driving growth initiatives in technology, emerging markets, vertical solutions and the global infrastructure.
Begley began her career at GE in 1988. She has held a variety of leadership roles within the company including vice president of operations at GE Capital Mortgage Services, quality leader and chief financial officer at GE Transportation Systems, director of finance for GE Plastics-Europe, vice president of the Corporate Audit Staff and chief executive officer at GE FANUC Automation. In January 2003, she was appointed president and chief executive officer of GE Transportation. In July 2005, she was named president and chief executive officer of GE Plastics.
Begley serves on the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders, the GE FANUC Board of Directors and the board of the National Association of Manufacturers. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont. She and her husband have three daughters.more » « less