This interview with Stephen J. Immelt, C.E.O. ofHogan Lovells, an international law firm, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.
A. I was the captain of the football team and president of the student council. I was just always interested in being in the mix, and I felt that I could contribute. Playing a role always appealed to me, but it was more out of curiosity than anything else.
Tell me about your parents.
Both my parents are still alive, and they grew up in families that were profoundly affected by the Depression. It was a struggle, and so stability — having a good job and being able to buy a house — was really important to them. I can still remember when we moved into our first house and what a celebratory event that was.
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