Smeal College of Business

President/CEO of Samsung North America to speak at Penn State Smeal

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tim Baxter, president and chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics North America, will share his insights on leadership and business with the Penn State Smeal College of Business on Friday, April 5. His visit is part of Smeal’s Executive Insights series.

Tim Baxter, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America Credit: Photo providedAll Rights Reserved.

Baxter will take part in a moderated discussion with Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean of Smeal, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. in the Struthers Auditorium, Room 110 of the Business Building. The event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required.

Executive Insights also will be streamed on Facebook Live on Smeal’s Facebook Page.

Baxter’s is the final of three Executive Insights sessions planned for the spring semester. Jim Bush, senior adviser to the chairman and CEO of American Express, visited on March 29. Thomas G. Vellios, co-founder and chairman of the board of Five Below, Inc., kicked off the series on Feb. 1.

Baxter earned a degree in marketing from Roger Williams University and then embarked on a career of more than 30 years in sales, marketing and leadership. Baxter worked as a product management director at AT&T for five years before transitioning to senior vice president of strategic marketing for Sony Electronics for 10 years.

For there he moved to Samsung, where he managed various lines of business for Samsung in the United States. In July of 2017 he was promoted from president and CEO of Samsung Electronics America to president and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America, which encompasses both U.S. and Canadian markets.

Executive Insights is designed to complement the Smeal educational experience by bringing high-profile business leaders to the college to connect with students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Past guests include leaders from organizations such as Amazon, American Express, Archer Daniels Midland, Barclays, Bard Capital, LLC, BASF, Boeing, Credit Suisse, Dell, Deloitte, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Five Below, EY, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Kohl’s, KPMG, Macy’s, National Retail Federation, Nestlé, Oracle, Procter & Gamble, PwC, Samsung, Siemens, Verizon, Trade Station, Tumi Holdings, Inc., and Urban Outfitters.

Last Updated April 08, 2019