Krista Bauer is the Director of Global Programs for GE Company, based in Fairfield, CT. Her responsibilities include GE's philanthropic programs related to health, the environment, non-US education, public policy and humanitarian relief, and she manages the Company's product donation investments worldwide. Krista is responsible for GE's disaster relief actions, as well as other Citizenship efforts related to product and service development targeting the needs of underserved populations across the developing world. Krista oversees GE's signature health programs Developing Health and Developing Health Globally that aim to improve access to quality healthcare for underserved communities in the US and across the developing world through a combination of product-based donation, financial support and skill-based employee engagement. Krista joined GE in 1996, and her background includes Six Sigma, product/process design and marketing. Prior to her current role, she held leadership roles in GE Capital, driving businesses reengineering, marketing and product development. Krista began her career as a process engineer with Lord Corporation, focusing on product development and process research in waterbased adhesive technologies. Krista holds a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Krista Bauer delivers a tempo setting Keynote where she discusses social issues in resource poor regions.