Director, Supply Chain Services and Planning
"I started my career 30 years ago in manufacturing. I love the pace, I love the unpredictability, I love the people, and I love the feeling of accomplishment at the end of every day. At 3M, we are making great products that improve people's lives, and that is really exciting."
Nancy has a 30-year history of strong contributions, leadership, and impact on the company. In each role she has held, Nancy has not only demonstrated technical prowess, but has also helped to foster team building, develop interpersonal skills, and create a positive, progressive culture. The impact of Nancy's technical accomplishments extend far beyond her immediate area; in many instances her work is replicated and elevated to become the company standard.
In 2013, Nancy was involved in moving the Women’s Leadership Network to a new level of visibility and impact by migrating the organization to the Women's Leadership Forum (WLF). She led a conversation with senior executives on strategies to remove barriers for the advancement of women. The group's impact was so great that international organizations were launched around the world. These activities help to support 3M's sustainability target of doubling the pipeline of diverse talent.
Nancy is a highly sought after mentor at 3M for both men and women alike, and has approximately 50 mentees. Her approach is genuine, caring, and relatable. She also supports groups of women as a leader of Lean in Circles at 3M and is often called on to speak at events regarding her life and career, as well as diversity and inclusion.
Nancy is on the Engineering Council Advisory Board of Montana State University. She is currently funding an endowment scholarship for young women in STEM. In 2016, the University recognized Nancy with the Distinguished Engineering Alumnae Award. Her community involvement includes two nonprofit board appointments; Lil’ Farm in Cambridge, MN which provides crisis foster care for children from newborn to age 18, and Center for Emerging Leadership – Women in Leadership.