Jill Eaton is the IT Director – Global Finance/HR/Legal at GE Appliances & Lighting. She is also the leader of the IT Leadership Program (ITLP) recruiting top talent into IT for GE.
Jill started her career as a programmer/analyst, then moved on to IT project management and is certified as a Six Sigma Master Black belt.
She was later promoted to Global Team Leader with teams in US, India and Hungary. During her career, Jill has led multiple IT teams supporting the Supply Chain, Service, Technology, Finance, HR, Six Sigma and Legal areas of the GE Appliances & Lighting businesses. In her current role, she leads the global IT Finance, HR and Legal teams across both the GE Appliances and GE Lighting businesses.
In Jill’s other role as the entry level leadership program (ITLP) leader, she is responsible for identifying, recruiting and developing key IT talent for GE. She is a frequent visitor to the University of Kentucky (and other regional universities) looking for talented Computer Science/Engineering students to join the GE ITLP program.
Jill holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina- Charlotte. Jill has 2 adult children (One a UK Computer Science Alumnus!) and resides with her husband in Louisville, KY.