The LGO alumni are extraordinarily diverse in their career paths. The alumni profiled here represent graduates at different stages since their graduation from MIT.
"The landscape of the Internet didn't exist when I graduated from [LGO]. I value immensely what the program taught me. Google was looking to fill this role with someone who could think big, looking ahead to the company being a lot different in three to five years than it is today. I think I'm characteristic of many LGOs: we walk into situations where there isn't a precedent for our roles."
— Jim Miller, LGO '93
Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Google
"Most of the challenges that I face in my career involve figuring out the optimal way—the optimal how—to get a job done successfully. LGO provided me with not only the analytical and problem-solving skill set that I needed to be truly effective but also the leadership and organization savvy that is so important for success in today's business world."
— Denise Johnson, LGO '97
Vice President, Diversified Products Division, Caterpillar, Inc.
"The LGO network has helped me the most in my career at a startup like Mission. It's my support system and provides me with opportunities to rethink leadership, like when I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with LGO alumni in 2011."
— Ray Shan, LGO '08
Vice President for Operations, Mission Motors
"LGO was a good fit for me, and the lessons in accounting and leadership have helped me at Boeing. Now I'm leading an enterprise-wide initiative to improve our tools, training, and processes to ensure consideration of factory ergonomics and safety."
—Missy Brost, LGO '10
747 Fuselage Engineering Manager, The Boeing Company