Nancy Gioia is an experienced Executive and Independent Board member with strong Strategy & Planning, Product Development, Technology and Manufacturing background. Nancy has demonstrated over 30 years of success in profitable business growth, product strategy, new technology development, people development and global operations experience. Nancy Gioia presently serves on the advisory board of KPIT Technologies and also serves on boards of Brady Corporation(BRC), and Meggitt PLC(MGTT.L). In addition, she also serves on the University of Michigan – Dearborn Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board and is the Principal of Gioia Consulting Services, LLC. Past board service includes Exelon Corporation (EXC), Inforum (non-profit), the State of Michigan, Governor’s Talent Investment Board, the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), Auto Alliance (Ford/Mazda JV) and Stanford
University Alliance for Integrated Manufacturing.
Nancy retired from Ford Motor Company October 2014 after more than 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 $4B+ electrified vehicle portfolio. Gioia joined Ford in 1982 and during her career has been a part of over 25 vehicle launches.
Gioia received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan – Dearborn and her master of sciences in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University. In 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.” In 2018, she achieved the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University and is a NACD fellow.