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W & M Digest — Sept. 23

W & M Digest — Sept. 23

William and Mary alum named one of "Most Powerful"

William & Mary alumna Beth Comstock was named one of the "Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune.

Comstock, vice chair of General Electric, is the first chief marketing officer to make the 18th annual list. She was one of 51 women selected for the honor, including 27 CEOs such as Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg.

Comstock oversees GE's $3 billion lighting business as well as venture investing and licensing. General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt named Comstock a vice chair in August. She is the first woman to hold that title at GE.

Comstock previously served as president of...