WASHINGTON (Aug. 2, 2012)—Tracie A. Winbigler joined the National Geographic Society as executive vice president and chief financial officer on Aug. 1, 2012. She will oversee the Society’s financial operations as well as its information and technology groups.
Winbigler worked previously at GE, where she spent 25 years in a wide range of financial roles. She was most recently executive vice president and chief financial officer of GE Asset Management, responsible for the financial operations of an investment management company with $120 billion of assets under management. Other positions she held at GE were HealthAhead finance leader, responsible for the analysis of $3 billion of U.S. employee health care costs across all GE divisions; chief financial officer of GE Transportation; chief financial officer of GE Nuclear Energy; chief financial officer of GE Plastics Japan JV; and quality finance leader and global controller of GE Plastics.
Winbigler also spent more than five years with NBC Universal, including a stint as executive vice president, finance, and chief financial officer for NBC Universal Television Group and Digital Media.
“Tracie has vast and diverse financial expertise, and we are very fortunate to have recruited an executive of her stature and experience into this critical leadership role,” said National Geographic Society Chairman and CEO John Fahey.
Winbigler has a B.A. in economics and management concentration from Ohio Wesleyan University. She lives in Silver Spring, Md.
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