Jay Ferro Elected Board Chair and Karen Renner Joins Board of Directors
Atlanta, GA - July 18, 2013 - TechBridge, a nonprofit that leverages technology to empower the nonprofits that impact our community, is pleased to announce the election of Jay Ferro as Board Chair and the appointment of Karen Renner to its Board of Directors.
Karen Renner, Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Novelis, began her career at Lockheed Martin then moved on to Northern Telecom, Emerson Electric, and General Electric where she held a variety of positions until being appointed CIO for the IT Solutions Products division in 2000.
Karen joined GE Energy in 2001, became the CIO for GE Security in 2005 and was appointed VP and CIO for Novelis in 2010.
As head of Novelis' IT group and member of the company's Operating Committee, she is responsible for the development and execution of the company's global IT and business information strategy.
Karen is a member of the GCLA and has been an avid supporter of TechBridge for several years, including serving as the 2013 Co-Chair for the SIM Atlanta Charity Golf Tournament benefiting TechBridge.
Additionally Karen has served as Co-Chair of the 2012 Make-a-Wish Walk for Wishes and in IT advisory roles for various nonprofit organizations including the United Way of Greater Atlanta.
Karen holds B.S. and M.S degrees in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University and a MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.
"And we are pleased that Jay Ferro and Karen Renner
-- both exceptional technology leaders -- are expanding their commitment to TechBridge
Karen Renner, VP & CIO, Novelis