Nancy L. Gioia Board Bio
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Nancy Gioia-bio-brief board Nov 2014

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  • 1. 734-502-9534 Nancy.gioia@me.com 11/01/14 Nancy L. Gioia Board Bio Nancy Gioia is a results-orientated, highly experienced Executive with strong Product Development, Strategy & Planning, Technology and Manufacturing background. She is a high energy, process-oriented leader with over 30 years of demonstrated success in profitable business growth, product and new technology development, product strategy and planning, and manufacturing in the Automotive industry. She is a key team member and valued advisor frequently charged to lead change initiatives, establish collaborations, equitably resolve divestitures, develop corporate and governmental policy approaches, and develop future leaders. Gioia leads by example with high ethical and professional standards, building credibility and accountability throughout the organizations in which she serves. Nancy Gioia presently serves on the board of Brady Corporation (for-profit public $1.3B company, Board Member, Technology Committee Chair, Compensation and Management Development Committee member), Inforum (non-profit, Board Member, Chair of AutomotiveNEXT) and the University of Michigan Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Council. She has also served on several for-profit, non-profit and advisory boards including Livio (for-profit subsidiary of Ford, Board Member), the State of Michigan, Governor’s Talent Investment Board (Board member, Governor Appointment), the Electric Drive Transportation Association (Board member, Executive & Governance Committee, Compensation Committee member), AutoAlliance International (JV between Ford and Mazda, Board member), and Stanford University Alliance for Integrated Manufacturing (Board chair and member). Nancy Gioia retired from Ford Motor Company October 2014 after 33 years of service including holding several key executive positions within Product Development, Manufacturing and Strategy and Planning. In her last role at Ford, Gioia led Global Connectivity, Electrical and User Experience Strategy and Planning. Appointed to this new position September 2013, Gioia directed global strategy and planning for all aspects of the connected vehicle. Prior to this role, Gioia was Director of Global Electrification, leading all aspects of Ford’s $3B+ electrified vehicle portfolio. Gioia joined Ford in 1982 and during her career has been a part of over 25 vehicle launches including serving as chief engineer for the 2002 Ford Thunderbird. Gioia received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and her master of sciences in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University. In July 2001, she received the All Star Award from Automotive News, in 2005 and 2010 she was named as one of the Automotive News “100 Leading Women in the Auto Industry", in 2011 and 2012 she was recipient of the Automotive News "Electrifying 100" awards, and in 2014 she was named as one of the Connected World Magazine “Women of M2M.” Nancy Gioia lives in Plymouth Michigan and enjoys spending time with her daughter, Samantha, and her husband, Tom. She also enjoys equestrian dressage, reading, gardening, and outdoor activities.

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