VP & CIO
Karen Renner was appointed Vice President and CIO, Novelis, Inc.
As head of Novelis' IT organization and member of the company's Global Operating Committee, Ms. Renner is responsible for the development and execution of the company's global information technology and business information strategy.
Ms. Renner began her career with Lockheed Martin in engineering.
While at Lockheed; she attended Georgia State University where she received a MBA in Finance.
After three years in Atlanta, she
moved to Nashville, TN as an industrial Engineer with Northern Telecom
In Nashville, she
transferred to Emerson Electric
for three years as Operations Manager in the temperature controls division.
In Nashville, Ms. Renner also worked as a part-time instructor in Financial Accounting at Cumberland University.
She joined General Electric in 1992 in the GE Capital division.
She held a variety of positions in engineering, call center management, technology, operations, e-business, IT and Six Sigma.
In 1999, she
was appointed quality leader TMS and in 2000, CIO for IT Solutions Products division.
Ms. Renner joined GE Energy in October 2001 in Atlanta, GA to lead Acquisition Integration.
In September 2005, she
became the CIO GE Security in Bradenton, Florida.
Ms. Renner was born in Camp Zama, Japan.
She attended Auburn University in Auburn, AL and graduated with a B.S. Degree and M.S Degree - both in Industrial Engineering; she holds an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.
is married to Jim and they have a daughter age 19 and a son, age 22.
enjoys golf, tennis, running and (American) football.
Active in her profession, Ms. Renner is a member of the GCLA.
She is also on the board of directors of TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that proves IT consulting, hosting and outsourcing services to other nonprofits and has served as a volunteer judge for the 2012 and 2013 TechBridge Technology Innovative Award.
In 2012, she was the co-chair of the Make-a-Wish Walk for Wishes which engages Atlanta area businesses and families to raise money to fund the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.
Throughout her career, Ms. Renner has been active with various IT-related and women in technology groups and has served in IT advisory roles for nonprofit organizations, including the United Way of Greater Atlanta.