Janeen Uzzell is the Technology Executive and Director of Services Operations at General Electric Healthcare. As director, she is the business leader for a $14 million revenue group with more than 100 diagnostic imaging “C-level” management customers, 30 engineers, and 10 equipment and services sales managers. The only minority females in her role in the Northeast, she handles all service issues for GE Healthcare in hospitals and imaging centers in New York City, acting, essentially, as “the face of GE” to her customers.
With a degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickson University, Uzzell’s early career path placed her as an engineer in corporate America. Downsized, she started The Reid Group LLC, an engineering consulting company specializing in technical documentation and serving clients in the pharmaceutical industry. Although the venture was a success, Uzzell was lured back to corporate America, working for companies such as Kvaener John Brown Engineering and Telcordia Technologies, Inc. before being recruited by General Electric.
Uzzell is active in GE Healthcare’s African-American Forum, the Women’s Network and GE’s Elfun Group. Uzzell is also a broad member of NCA&T and the Greater Newark Business Development Consortium, and a member of the Usoni Investment Black M.B.A. Association, the National Association of Female Executive and the National Society of Black Engineers. She is the founding member of her church.
As she continues to make strides in her professional life, Uzzell reminds herself to be patient with the process. “Great souls are grown through struggles and storms and seasons of sufferings,” she often says.