Global Learning Leader
Paul C. Fama is based on GE’s Crotonville campus, and has responsibility for Business, Functional, Customer and Regional learning leaders as well as Crotonville operations and technology platform. He is focused on building GE’s learning community and ensuring that the learning strategy is aligned and integrated with global talent pipeline needs. He is part of the Executive Development and Learning team in Corporate Human Resources.
After working as an organization development consultant from 1988 to 1993, Paul joined GE’s Human Resources Leadership Program as a HR Specialist, and in 1994 became the HR Manager for Lighting’s Wiring Devices business in Warwick, Rhode Island. In 1996, he was appointed to Manager Organization & Staffing for Lighting in Cleveland, Ohio and in 1997 became the HR Manager for the Quartz business. In 1998 Paul was promoted to HR Manager, Technology and then in 1999 to HR Manager, Consumer Service for GE Appliances in Louisville, Kentucky. From 2000 to 2002 Paul joined the Corporate Human Resources team in Fairfield, Connecticut as Manager, Executive Development. From 2002-2008 Paul led HR for GE’s Oil & Gas business based in Florence, Italy. Upon repatriating to the US Paul led Staffing and Development for the HR function globally from 2008 to 2010. More international experiences followed as Paul became the Senior Human Resource Manager (SHRM) for Latin America. Based In Brazil, he had responsibility for HR from Mexico to Argentina from 2010 to 2013. When it was time to repatriate again, Paul leveraged his global experience by becoming the Global Talent Development Leader for the Global Growth Organization (GGO) from 2013 to 2016.
Paul was born in Fairfield, Connecticut and graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. He received a MS Degree in Organization Development and Strategic Planning from the University of Houston.
Paul has also had extensive Community engagement experience and Board Membership of non-profit and education related organizations including the International School of Florence and Graded – The American School of Sao Paulo. Currently, he is on the advisory board of The Resolution Project, which promotes social entrepreneurship to college students, and is a Trustee for Lauralton Hall, an all-girl Catholic College Preparatory High School. Paul has three children with his wife of 25 years Stacy, and the family still enjoys global adventures.