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Beth Comstock ’82

Former Vice-Chair of General Electric, Co-Founder of Hulu, Author

Major: {{,Biology}}

Beth Comstock’s experience at William & Mary helped her shape her own story. Arriving from a small town in Virginia, Beth was drawn to biology early on as the classes fed her natural curiosity and appetite for discovery. After graduating, she went on to become a science journalist, which led her to a career in media and business where she was eventually named by both Fortune and Forbes as one of the world’s most powerful women.

Throughout her career, Beth has held a number of marketing and communications jobs at General Electric, NBC, CBS and Turner Broadcasting/CNN. She spent almost 30 years at GE, where she became the company’s first chief marketing officer and, later, the company’s first female vice chair of innovation. As President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal, Beth oversaw the early development of She currently serves as a director at Nike and trustee of The National Geographic Society. 

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