Date: February 27 2013 10:30am
DuPont CEO to Speak at Washington College
Ellen Kullman, chair of the board and chief executive officer of DuPont, will speak at Washington College on business leadership. Kullman, who has served as DuPont’s leader since 2009, has a background in marketing and has pushed DuPont to embrace more collaboration, partnering, and attentiveness to local needs and customers.
Her talk, “Differential Management: A Strategic Lever for Decision Making and Resource Allocation to Grow Business and Maximize Returns,” is free and open to the public.
A native of Wilmington, Del., Kullman has been with DuPont since 1988. She is a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum, the Business Council, and the executive committee of SCI-America. She is co-chair of the National Academy of Engineering Committee on Changing the Conversation: From Research to Action.
Kullman is a member of the board of Change the Equation (CTEq), a national coalition of more than 100 CEOs committed to improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning for U.S. Pre K-12 students. Prior to joining DuPont, Kullman worked for General Electric. She holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and a masters degree in management from Northwestern University.
DuPont has a long history of partnership with Washington College and its Department of Chemistry. In February 2011, Dr. Thomas Connelly, DuPont’s Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, gave the annual J. C. Jones Seminar in American Business Leadership, “Hard Facts and Soft Skills for the Innovator of Tomorrow.”