Russell Stokes

Russell Stokes is the president and chief executive officer of GE Power and a senior vice president of GE. Power is a world energy leader that provides technology, solutions and services across the entire energy value chain from the point of generation to consumption. Powering more than a third of the world, it serves customers in more than 150 countries.

As a 20-year GE veteran, Russell has a wide range of GE leadership experience in addition to his deep industry, company and customer knowledge. Prior to leading Power, Russell was the president and chief executive officer of GE Energy Connections, the electrification, grid and controls business of GE. He also served as the president and chief executive officer of GE Transportation, a global leader in rail, mining and marine industries.

Russell has also held numerous leadership positions in finance, operations and services within GE Transportation, GE Aviation and GE Lighting. He started his career in sales for a PC manufacturer before joining GE.

In addition to his leadership Usher’s New Look Board of Directors, Russell plays an active role in the Atlanta community. He is a member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, the Atlanta Committee for Progress, the Atlanta Junior Achievement Executive Committee, and the board of The Commerce Club, Atlanta, GA. Russell graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in finance and completed GE’s Financial Management Program.