ITSMF is pleased to announce the addition of two newly appointed board members, Ehrika Gladden and Mary Ellen Smith.
The Board’s Nominating Committee vetted a slate of six individuals to ultimately select two who would complement the strength of the existing board. These newest members’ two-year appointed term commenced January 1, 2021.
The Head of the Global Video Collaboration Commercial (GVCC), a multimillion-dollar organization that is responsible for the growth and operation of one of Logitech’s fastest growing businesses: Video Collaboration is Ehrika Gladden. She leads a global organization managing the delivery of the P&L for Sales, Marketing, Channels, and Operations leaders. Ehrika has been nationally recognized for her inclusive leadership development initiatives/practices and has received multiple awards focused on inclusive leadership and diversity. She built a program for diverse talent attraction, retention, and promotion, which has resulted in three times the promotion rate for program participants. Her commitment to building diverse leaders and her executive-level experiences perfectly align with our mission and leadership development goals.
Mary Ellen Smith is a distinguished executive and board member with global vision and strategy to deliver profitable and transformational outcomes for high growth to Fortune 30 companies including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, NCR, and AT&T. As Corporate Vice President of the Worldwide Business Operations at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Mary Ellen oversees global operations strategy and execution supporting the company’s product launch services and order-to-cash transactional processes for essentially all Microsoft products and services – generating $140 billion in revenue. Mary Ellen’s strategic experience, multi-year partnership with ITSMF, and vast experiences will contribute toward the achievement of our new vision.
Since 1996, Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) has been dedicated to increasing the representation of black professionals at senior levels in technology, to impact organizational innovation and growth. We do this by developing and nurturing these dynamic leaders through enrichment of the mind, body, and soul. At its inception, only 3% of senior-level positions in the technology industry were held by blacks. With a half-million new computer-related jobs expected by 2028, ITSMF is committed to increasing the number of qualified black professionals for these positions.