GE Executive Praises Jefferson County School Board Member Efforts

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GE Executive Praises Jefferson County School Board Member Efforts

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Monday, December 17, 2012 - 2:45pm

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When I spoke in September with Bob Corcoran, vice president for corporate citizenship for General Electric Co. and president and chairman of the GE Foundation, he talked about a number of ways business leaders can stand up and support the new Common Core State Standards for education.

As I wrote in this executive insight, Corcoran was candid in his call for the business community to support the new standards.

But he also shared his experience of meeting David Jones Jr.

Jones is the former chairman of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and was elected on Tuesday to the Jefferson County Board of Education.

As Corcoran pointed out, there's already a number of business leaders who are donating time and energy to supporting education, but he was pleasantly surprised when he met Jones by chance during his visit to Louisville and heard of Jones' decision to run for the school board.

Read the full story at Business First.

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Common Core State Standards | Education | GE | GE foundation | school board

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