George Bauer,

George Bauer grew up on the family farm in De Soto, MO. He attended Washington University in St. Louis and graduated from the School of Engineering and Applied Science with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in 1953. He earned a master’s degree in engineering in 1959. Bauer spent his career at IBM serving for 31 years in a variety of executive positions in marketing, finance and business systems. He served as group director in Paris for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and was an early member of the group in the United Kingdom that launched IBM in the consulting business.  Upon retiring in 1987, Bauer founded an investment banking firm, The GPB Group Ltd., and he serves on a number of corporate boards, the Washington University Board of Trustees, the National Council for Olin Business School, Norwalk Hospital, Princeton University’s Faith at Work Initiative, and the Board of U.S. Ameribank in Tampa, FL.   The Bauer Family Foundation, founded in 1989, serves as his support of education and healthcare internationally. He and his wife, Carol, have three children and five grandchildren.