A 33-year Kimberly-Clark veteran, Thomas J. Falk is the architect of the company's Global Business Plan, which is positioning Kimberly-Clark to lead the world in essentials for a better life. He was elected Chief Executive Officer in 2002 and Chairman of the Board in 2003.
Under Mr. Falk's leadership, Kimberly-Clark's total shareholder return has outperformed the S&P 500 and achieved sales of $19 billion in 2015. Kimberly-Clark has approximately 43,000 employees worldwide and operations in 35 countries.
Mr. Falk serves on the Boards of Lockheed Martin, Global Consumer Goods Forum, Catalyst and the University of Wisconsin Foundation and as a National Governor of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He also chaired the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas' 2013 fundraising campaign and continues to actively advance its mission.
He received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and a Master's of Science in Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Falk was born in Waterloo, Iowa. He and his wife, Karen, have one son.
Falk will speak at Georgia Tech's IMPACT Speaker Series on Monday, September 19, 2016.
About the Impact Speaker Series:
Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership". The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders.
The series is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required.