Keith W. Newman, 47, is Vice President & General Counsel, GE Consumer Finance. Prior to this role, he was the General Counsel, GE Industrial, Plastics a role he began in November 2002. From February 2001 to November 2002, Newman was the General Counsel of GE Lighting. He started with the Company in 1996 as Transactions & Finance Counsel for GE Corporate. Newman received his Juris Doctor and Masters’ degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas in 1986 and a Bachelors’ degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 1981.