Visiting Associate Professor
George is originally from West Hartford Ct. and graduated from Duke in 1981 with a BS in Management Science. He then went to work for Procter & Gamble and was there for 26 years in a variety of assignments in Sales, Marketing, and General Management across the globe. He worked on projects that included developing and launching new brands, managing the integration of acquired companies, North American corporate restructure, and starting up new business and new subsidiaries in Australia/New Zealand, Central & Eastern Europe, and the Balkans. His last assignment prior to retiring was as Director for Global Strategic Alliances which entailed working with other companies and governments on co-technology and co-marketing deals.
After retiring, George moved to Durham to teach Duke undergrads in the Markets & Management Studies program. He focuses his teaching on Marketing , General Management, and Leadership. He’s the faculty representative on the Duke University Union Board and the faculty advisor to the Duke Marketing Club and Duke Dance Marathon, the largest student run fundraising group on campus. He also works with the Career Center. He is the former Chairman and current Board member of the National Board of Advisors for the Duke Children’s Hospital and on the Executive Committee of the Friends of Duke Libraries. He previously served on the Board of Trustees for the Ronald McDonald House of Durham and on the Duke Athletics Advisory Board as well as having been the Special Assistant to Duke’s Athletic Director.