Gary Sheffer, Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, General Electric. Gary Sheffer oversees external and internal communications and provides advice to GE executives on issues related to culture, reputation and business strategy. He also works with external groups and individuals to foster understanding of GE policies and businesses. Sheffer was named a GE officer in 2009.

Sheffer joined GE in 1999 after 17 years in journalism and government communications, including serving as a press aide to two New York governors.  Before working in government, Sheffer was a reporter and editor at several newspapers winning several awards for his reporting.

Sheffer is chairman of the board of the Arthur W. Page Society, a membership organization for senior public relations and corporate communications executives. He also serves on the board of the Institute for Public Relations and is a member of the boards of the GE Foundation and the GE-Reagan Scholarship Program.

He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in English from Siena College in Loudonville, New York.