Submitted by: Johnson Controls, Inc.
Posted: Jul 02, 2007 – 04:13 PM EST
Jul. 02 /CSRwire/ - MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 2, 2007--Johnson Controls' Gisele A. Marcus has been selected by Diversity MBA Magazine as one of the publication's "Top 50 Under 50 Executives with MBA Degrees" for 2007.
Marcus is the North America customer business director for Johnson Controls' building efficiency business. Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive experience, building efficiency and power solutions that's creating a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world.
Managing a portfolio of more than $15 million, Marcus leads a team of facility and workplace management staff in the Global Workplace Solutions operation in the U.S. and Canada. She directs Johnson Controls' facilities management business for Ericcson, the world leading supplier of telecommunications, coordinating their project, leasing, and space planning requirements.
Marcus, who was born and raised in Harlem, N.Y., has an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard University.
Along with her professional accomplishments, Marcus has an extensive list of civic leadership and involvement that demonstrates her commitment to the community, including: Chicago Children's Advocacy Center, board member; Gateway Foundation, board member; Leadership Greater Chicago, 2007 leadership fellow; National Black MBA Association, life member (prior vice president, Chicago chapter), and Women of Color in Technology "Distinguished Women in Business" award.
"To be recognized by such a significant publication is a tremendous honor," Marcus said. "I am fortunate to work for a global company that sees the value of providing a diverse workplace environment and promotes excellence, leadership and teamwork. I hope the magazine's recognition for the entire group of 50 can be an inspiration to women and people of color."
This is the third year that Diversity MBA Magazine has identified the "Top 50 Under 50 Executives with MBA Degrees". Awardees must hold a management position within a for-profit or non-profit organization, must currently serve on a board or be an active member of a volunteer organization for at least two years, and be responsible for a minimum budget of $1 million. In addition, each honoree must have profit and loss responsibilities and/or hold a position critical to growing the bottom line.
Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive experience, building efficiency and power solutions. The company provides innovative automotive interiors that help make driving more comfortable, safe and enjoyable. For buildings, it offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security. Johnson Controls also provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and service expertise. Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), founded in 1885, is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For additional information, please visit: www.johnsoncontrols.com.
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