MEDx presents William A. Hawkins III E'76. This event is open to the Duke community and a reception will follow. Bill Hawkins is a Senior Advisor for TPG Capital and Corporate Director of Immucor, Inc., a private company, wholly owned by TPG. Immucor is a leading provider of transfusion and transplantation diagnostic products worldwide. Prior to joining Immucor in 2011, Mr. Hawkins served as Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, one of the worlds' largest and most innovative medical technology companies. Mr. Hawkins assumed the role of CEO in 2007 and became Chairman of the Board in 2008. He joined Medtronic in 2002.Prior to Medtronic, Mr. Hawkins served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Novoste Corp. and held senior leadership positions at American Home Products, Johnson & Johnson, Guidant Corp., and Eli Lilly & Co. He began his medical technology career with Carolina Medical Electronics in 1977. Mr. Hawkins received his bachelor's degree in electrical and biomedical engineering from Duke in 1976, where he also conducted medical research in pathology. He then went on to earn an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, in 1982. Mr. Hawkins is the Chairman and Co Founder of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium ("MDIC"), and past-president of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering ("AMIBE").