Karen Renner, VP & CIO
Karen Renner was appointed Vice President and CIO of Novelis, Inc. in October 2010.
As head of Novelis' IT organization and member of the company's Global Operating Committee, Karen is responsible for the development and execution of the company's global information technology and business information strategy.
Karen began her career with Lockheed Martin in engineering.
While at Lockheed, she attended Georgia State University where she received a MBA in Finance and after three years in Atlanta, she moved to Nashville, TN as an industrial Engineer with Northern Telecom.
In Nashville, Karen
transferred to Emerson Electric
for three years as Operations Manager in the temperature controls division.
She also worked as a part-time instructor in Financial Accounting at Cumberland University.
Karen 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.
Karen joined GE Energy in October 2001 in Atlanta, GA to lead Acquisition Integration.
In September 2005, she
became the CIO GE Security in Bradenton, FL.
Throughout her career, Karen has been active with various IT-related and women-in-technology groups and has served in IT advisory roles for non-profit organizations, including the United Way of Greater Atlanta.
is also the 2013 Georgia CIO of the Year Award winner in the Global category.