Job: Project Manager at General Electric
Program: Computer and Electric Engineering Technology
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
Growing up in Savannah, Gordon Cone saw many of his peers go down a negative path in life.
“I didn’t want my life to be like that,” he says. “I wanted to provide a life for my children that I didn’t have.”
Gordon enrolled in Savannah Tech and earned an associate’s degree in Computer and Electric Engineering Technology. He later graduated from Savannah State and became the first member of his family to earn a four-year college degree. After graduation, this talented IT expert interned at the Department of Energy in Chicago, Ill., and at Oracle in San Francisco, Calif., before joining GE in 2010 in the company’s Aviation department.