Director, Office of the CIO
Ford Motor Company
“I believe manufacturing is key to our nation’s sustainability and success. To be a vibrant and growing nation with opportunities for all, providing products, not just services, is vital. Manufacturing ensures our nation will be relevant globally and provides a wide variety of jobs – from hourly to executive roles not only in the core product area, but for suppliers as well. Manufacturing products that customers want and need creates pride in our work, the product itself, and in each other.”
Marcy is responsible for developing and driving Information Technology’s global strategy, security, governance, operating model and supplier management. She has been a leader and change agent throughout her 29 year career with Ford, managing IT strategy, design and operations with a focus on team work and quality deliverables.
Marcy participated in the Experienced Leader Challenge, a program that plays a significant role in the identification, selection, and development of Ford's next generation of leaders. She also completed the Global Leadership Summit, which was championed by Ford’s President and CEO, Alan Mulally. Both experiences strengthened and developed her leadership skills. A recent 2-year assignment in Europe enhanced her team work skills and strengthened her global perspective.
An enthusiastic supporter of career development at Ford, Marcy has served as the executive sponsor for the Professional Women’s Network (PWN), representing IT at Ford. Additionally, she served as executive sponsor of the Ford IT Diversity Action Team (ITDAT), and was the executive sponsor for the Executive Shadowing Program - a program that enables employees to spend 2-3 days with a top level executive who works in their area of interest. Marcy was also the executive sponsor for the University of Michigan IT leadership program for recruiting at Ford. Before going to Europe, she was the president of the Michigan Council for Women in Technology (MCWT). Marcy’s fundraising efforts as the MCWT President contributed to scholarships and technology funding for several girls and young women attending Michigan high schools and colleges. In this role, Marcy was able to influence the gender gap in IT – an important issue she sees facing the industry today.