Points of Pride

Lloyd Trotter

Lloyd TrotterMay 2021:

Lloyd Trotter will speak on the Topic of Leadership in a post-COVID Era June 3rd at a Columbia University Alumni Association event at 6:00 PM. Learn more about the event here.

Lloyd Trotter is Founder and Managing Partner of GenNx360 Capital Partners, launching the firm after nearly 40 years with General Electric. During his GE career, Trotter was named Vice Chairman, General Electric, and President and CEO of GE Industrial, where he was responsible for a $28B business with nearly 80,000 employees worldwide.

Prior to this role, Lloyd was Executive Vice President of Operations where he led efforts to improve operational excellence across GE's businesses. From 2004 to 2006 he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Consumer & Industrial, a role he assumed following the 2004 merger of GE's Consumer Products, Industrial Systems, and Supply businesses.

Lloyd graduated from Cleveland State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, and in 2001 was awarded an honorary doctorate degree. Lloyd has also been awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the school of business at North Carolina A&T and St. Augustine’s University.

He is a recipient of the prestigious Bernard H. Falk Award, recognizing Lloyd’s many contributions to the electro-industry and to NEMA. In 2005, Black Enterprise Magazine named Lloyd one of the 75 Most Powerful African Americans in corporate America.

May 2015:

In May of 2015, in recognition of Cleveland State University's 50th Anniversary celebration and as part of the ENGAGE Campaign, executives from GE committed $500,000 towards full-tuition scholarships targeted for students pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) major at CSU.

Alumni who played key roles in establishing the GE Scholars Program included Maryrose Sylvester, MBA ’93, president and CEO of Current powered by GE; Russell Stokes, BBA ’96, president and chief executive officer of GE Energy Connections and senior vice president of GE; and Lloyd Trotter, BBA ’72, a former vice chairman of GE and former president of the Industrial Business units.

Learn more about this effort here.