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Michael J. Barber

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Michael J. Barber has been a board member since April 2021. He retired as the Chief Diversity Officer for General Electric Company in January 2022. During his forty-year career at GE, Mr. Barber held a variety of progressively senior roles in engineering, operations, and product management, including service as President and CEO of GE Molecular Imaging and Computed Tomography from 2016 until 2020; as Chief Engineer, GE Healthcare and Chief Operating Officer, GE Healthcare Systems from 2013 until 2015; as VP and General Manager, Molecular Imaging, GE Healthcare in 2012; as Vice President, healthymagination (GE Corporate) from 2009 until 2011; and as Vice President and CTO, GE Healthcare from 2007 until 2008. Among other prestigious awards, he was named a “Master of Innovation” by Black Enterprise in 2009 and elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering in 2014. He served as a director of Talix, Inc. from 2017 until it was acquired by Edifecs in 2021, and served as a director of Healthline, Inc. from 2009 until its acquisition by Summit Partners in 2016. He also served as a board member of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) from 2009 until 2022.

Mr. Barber received a B.S. in electrical engineering and an honorary doctorate in engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he also serves as a Regent.