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Ed Cone ’80 to serve as 2019 Commencement Speaker

Greensboro Day School is pleased to announce that Edward Cone, a 1980 graduate of Greensboro Day School will be the 2019 Commencement speaker.
Ed and his sister, Sarah, attended GDS from its opening day, when they were third- and fourth-graders, respectively. After GDS, Ed graduated from Haverford College. Ed currently leads the technology practice at consulting firm Oxford Economics, where he researches trends in areas like Artificial Intelligence and the future of healthcare for clients including IBM and Google.
He spent most of his career as a journalist, starting at Forbes magazine in New York. Ed worked at Forbes for four years and became a staff writer, but his proudest accomplishment was interviewing the Grateful Dead backstage between sets in Laguna Hills, California.
His most visible work locally, though, was as an opinion columnist for the News & Record and a prolific blogger on life in Greensboro, writing about everything from politics to food, pop culture, and random experiences near his downtown office with his dog, Luna.
Ed has been an active member of the Greensboro community. He served on the GDS board for a decade, including three years as chair of the board of trustees. Ed is a recipient of the 1995 GDS Distinguished Alumnus award – proof, he says, that it’s always possible to be a better alumnus than you were a student.
We look forward to learning more from Ed at the 2019 Graduation on June 7.
Greensboro Day School develops the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.