Women's Leadership: An Evening of Conversation, Cocktails, & Networking


Event Details

Thursday, April 6, 2017
6 PM - 8PM

White & Williams LLP
One Liberty Place, 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

 Diversity in Leadership: A Conversation with Tammee Thompson (C'91)
Founder & CEO, Chandelier Holdings LLC
Join us for an interview-style conversation, featuring Tammee Thompson (C'91), Founder & CEO of Chandelier Holdings LLC, as she shares some of the greatest challenges and triumphs during her career as a senior African American woman running Profit & Loss for two major Fortune 500 Companies.  Tammee will also talk about the influential role that her time at Georgetown played in reinforcing pride in identity, celebration of diversity and the confidence to take risks in the pursuit of dreams.
Alexandria Kane (C'96), Partner at White & Williams LLP and Co-Chair, Women of Georgetown Initiative, will conduct the evening's interview.

Cocktails & networking to open the evening, followed by conversation.

About the Speakers:

Tammee L. Thompson (C’91)
Founder & CEO, Chandelier Holdings LLC

In 2010, Tammee Thompson founded CHANDELIER HOLDINGS LLC, (Chandelier Property Group)  a privately held real estate development company specializing in the acquisition and disposition of distressed residential real estate. She uses her personal investment experience and broad knowledge of the housing market to guide her clients through the process of buying, selling and investing in residential real estate.

From 2011 to 2013, Tammee was Vice President and General Manager of Global Security and Fire at Johnson Controls, Inc, based in Milwaukee, WN. The global division offers a comprehensive selection of security protection technologies and services designed to ensure safe, comfortable, and efficient facilities. From 2006 to 2009, Tammee led the Asia division of GE Security, a subsidiary of the General Electric Company focused on communication and information technologies for security, safety and lifestyle enhancements. She oversaw all operations in China, India, Korea, Japan, and Australia, and South East Asia.

Before that, Tammee worked in the Corporate Initiatives Group at General Electric, focusing on cross-business sourcing programs. In 2001, she joined GE Energy Global Supply Chain Management as Manager, Business Development. Her role expanded a year later when she was appointed Manager, Business Development, Plant & Equipment and Inventory. The expanded position augmented her Business Development role with the responsibility for overseeing GE Energy’s Plant & Equipment expenditures and Inventory Management Practices. In 2003, Tammee assumed the P&L leadership role for the Intermodal Leasing Segment at GE Equipment Services. In this role she was a key member of the team, responsible for turning around the Rail Services Division. Her responsibilities included sales, operations, CAPEX, product development and business planning.

Prior to joining GE, Tammee has held a number of strategic positions at Morgan Stanley & Co., The Boston Consulting Group, Ernst & Young, LLC and ITT Corporation.

Tammee has been recognized by Essence Magazine as one of “The New Power Generation”, by The Network Journal’s annual “40 Under-Forty” list as well as Black MBA Magazine’s “Top 50 under 50”.

In additional to her corporate work, Tammee has been active with several child advocacy organizations. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Philadelphia County and currently sits on the Georgetown University Board of Regents. Tammee is also a chef, having fulfilled a lifelong dream of completing her professional culinary training at the New York City’s French Culinary Institute.

Tammee holds a BA Degree in Economics from Georgetown University and a MBA Degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Alexandria Kane (C’96) 
Partner, White & Williams LLP 
Alexandria Kane concentrates her practice in corporate law, securities and mergers and acquisitions. She represents and advises investors and public and private companies in general corporate governance, business formations, capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions and securities law compliance.Alexandria regularly serves as outside general counsel to corporate clients, providing ongoing legal analysis of corporate risks and opportunities, and drafting and negotiating stock purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, consulting agreements, employment agreements, joint venture agreements and loan agreements. She also has extensive experience in preparing and advising clients concerning required securities filings and private placements of securities.