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Alex Lee Leadership Series Presents Vice President of Corning Optical Communications

Wed Mar 12 2014

HICKORY, N.C. — As part of the 2014 Alex Lee Leadership Series, Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Business Council and the Alex Lee Foundation will present Mr. Clark Kinlin, executive vice president, Corning Optical Communications on Wednesday, March 26. Kinlin will present on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University in the McCrorie Center, Fintel classroom at 6 p.m. He will speak on the topic of Global Leadership.

Kinlin was appointed executive vice president, Corning Optical Communications in August 2012. Kinlin is responsible for worldwide production, development and sales of optical fiber, cable and connectivity solutions that are used in carrier and enterprise networks.

Kinlin joined Corning in 1981, and started in the Specialty Materials division, where he served in the Sales and Marketing organization and subsequently led several strategy projects focused on Corning’s expanding interests in Asia. Throughout his long career with Corning, he has also served in various roles within the Optical Fiber, Consumer Products, and Corning International divisions. Currently, he leads the Corning Optical Communications business headquartered in Hickory.

Kinlin serves on the board of Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and his MBA from Harvard University.

The remaining speakers in the Alex Lee Leadership Series include: Ms. Kathryn Greathouse, Co-Chair United Arts Council of Catawba County, speaking April 9 on Leadership in the Non-Profit World; and Col Lee Ellis, Author of Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton, speaking April 23 on Leadership When Called.

For more information on the Alex Lee Leadership Series, please contact Clem Geitner at

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