Ms. Gioia formerly served as Ford Motor Company’s Director of Global Connectivity, Electrical and User Experience. During Ms. Gioia’s more than 30-year career at Ford, she led the company’s global electrification efforts. In this role, Ms. Gioia developed the technology, vehicle programs and value chain strategies as well as assessed the economic, social and environmental impacts including consumer insights and acceptance.
Ms. Gioia worked closely with the Edison Electric Institute, the U.S. Department of Energy and the engineers at Ford to pilot and implement the strategy. Ms. Gioia serves on the board of Brady Corporation (international manufacturer and marketer, since 2013), where she is technology committee chair and serves on the compensation and management development committee.
She is a former board and nominating committee member and chair of the AutomotiveNEXT executive committee of Inforum (women’s professional development and business forum). She is the principle of Gioia Consulting Services, LLC., a strategic business advisory company (since 2014). She also serves as a board member on the University of Michigan – Dearborn Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board and the University of Michigan Electrical and Computer Engineering School’s Advisory Council (since 2014).