Markopoulos of Houston Honored with Clarkson University's Most Prestigious Alumni Award

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POTSDAM, NY (10/18/2018) Jody Markopoulos of Houston, Texas, chief supply chain officer at Baker Hughes, a GE Company (BHGE), has been honored with the Golden Knight Award by her alma mater, Clarkson University.

Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.

Markopoulos received her bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary engineering and management from Clarkson in 1993. She was a member of Sigma Tau Iota honor society and a founder of the Women's Center.

Markopoulos joined GE in 1993 as a member of the Management Development Program. Since then, she has served as vice president of sourcing for GE Energy, where she managed and procured more than $16 billion in materials worldwide. Later, she became president and CEO of GE Intelligent Platforms, a provider of software, hardware, services and expertise in controls, automation and embedded computing.

Prior to her current role, Markopoulos was the chief operations officer at GE Oil and Gas, where she led sourcing, manufacturing, materials, quality, EHS and global projects. She worked across GE to leverage capabilities, technologies, and efficiencies to deliver products and solutions in a customer-centric organization across more than 300 facilities worldwide.

Her successful career led her to become one of the inaugural honorees of the Women in Energy Leadership awards given by the Houston Business Journal in October 2015. She has also served as a global advisor and national co-chair of the GE's Women's Network and as a trustee at Clarkson since 2011.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 95 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, science, and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations, and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.