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Lynn Calpeter States Importance of Finding a Path and Learning From Mistakes

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Lynn Calpeter

  • EVP and CFO, NBC Universal
  • female
  • Caucasian
  • 1964 (Age: 57 years old)
  • Lynn Calpeter - Lecture - GE and NBC Universal
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Biography

Lynn Calpeter was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NBC Universal in May 2004. She is responsible for overseeing NBC Universal's financial planning and operations and plays a key role in the company's strategic business initiatives. She reports directly to Bob Wright, the chairman and chief executive officer of NBC Universal.

Calpeter had served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of NBC since July 2003. Before that she had been chief financial officer of the NBC Television Stations Division from 1999 to 2001, after which she served as vice president of the GE Corporate Audit Staff in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Calpeter is a veteran GE executive, having joined the company in 1986 after graduating from college. After graduating from GE's Financial Management Program, Calpeter spent six years on GE's Corporate Audit Staff, where she was involved in several operational and financial audits at a number of GE businesses, including Aircraft Engines, Plastics, and NBC. In 1993, Calpeter joined GE Plastics, where she served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility, culminating in her appointment in 1998 as Manager, GEP Global PSI.

Lynn Calpeter is a graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in business management and applied economics.

At this moment in your life, you don't have to know exactly what it is that you want to be when you grow up, I still wonder do I want to be a teacher or a coach or do I really want to be a CFO or do I want to be an operating leader in a business. Do I ever want to be the CFO of the GE Company, coul...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Provides Introduction
  • Lynn Calpeter - Lecture - GE and NBC Universal
  • 9/15/2006
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Video 2 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Discusses Middle Class Upbringing in Upstate New York
  • Lynn Calpeter - Lecture - GE and NBC Universal
  • 9/15/2006
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Video 3 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Desire For Wealth and Security Have Driven Many of Her Professional Decisions
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Video 4 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Discusses High School Background and Decision To Be Pre-Med or Pre-Vet At Cornell
  • Lynn Calpeter - Lecture - GE and NBC Universal
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Video 5 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Discusses First Experience With Failure During Freshman Year At Cornell University
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Video 6 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Discusses How Her Interest In Finance Began
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Video 7 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Career Was More Important To Her Than Marriage and Children
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Video 8 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Discusses First Professional Experience in Financial Management Training Program at GE
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Video 9 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Discusses Experience Within GE Audit Group and Progression To Executive Level Within GE
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Video 10 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Advantages To Having Access To All GE Strategies From Within GE Audit Group
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Video 11 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Discusses Progression Through GE Audit Team
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Video 12 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Discusses Decision To Move Into Financial Planning and Analysis At GE
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Video 13 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Discusses Move Into Operations Within GE
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Video 14 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Discusses Move To CFO Position At NBC
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Video 15 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Shares Strategy Used To Eliminate Cost Within Entertainment Area
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Video 16 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Discusses Call From Jeff Immelt Asking Her To Return To Head Up Audit Staff
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Video 17 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Importance of Having Integrity And Being Seen As A Role Model To Women
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Video 18 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Importance of Addressing Conflict Behind The Scenes and Not In The Middle of A Meeting
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Video 19 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Reality of Long Work Week But Importance of Leaving Work At Work As Well
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Video 20 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Importance of Being The Same Person At Home That You Are In The Office
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Video 21 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Importance of Incorporating Flexibility In The Workplace
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Video 22 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Women In Business Need To Be More Confident
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Video 23 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Importance of Finding a Path and Learning From Mistakes
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Video 24 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Listening Is Most Important Thing You Can Do In Your First Job
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Video 25 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Grunt Work Is Part of The First Job Experience
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Video 26 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Importance of Giving 110 Percent To What Interests You
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Video 27 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Importance of Being Constructive When Being Assertive
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Video 28 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Work-Life Trade-Offs Are Part of Any Job
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Video 29 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Teams Will Adapt To A Leader's Style
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Video 30 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Importance of Getting Best People On Your Team
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Video 31 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Ultimate Responsibility For Problems Falls On The Leader
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Video 32 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Importance of Remaining Both Optimistic and Realistic
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Video 33 of 34 Lynn Calpeter Discusses Importance of Being Prepared For Interviews
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Video 34 of 34 Lynn Calpeter States Importance of Being Well Rounded and Professional As A Job Applicant
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  • 9/15/2006
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