Michelle is currently the Vice President, Information Technology for Masco Corporation based in Livonia, Michigan. In this role, she is responsible for aligning the IT strategies and initiatives supporting Masco’s corporate functions and overall business objectives. In addition to providing leadership for the Corporate IT organization, she directs the planning and implementation of corporate IT solutions. She also oversees and develops Masco’s enterprise-wide IT shared services and information security policies and guidelines.
Michelle was the Vice President, IT
Business Partner – Global Functions at Johnson Controls, Inc (JCI). Michelle provided
technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of JCI
Enterprise Council technology programs. Michelle
worked directly with the organizations in planning and implementing information
technology to achieve strategic imperatives through effective and cost
beneficial IT solutions. She also
provided active thought leadership to the organization resulting in advances in
innovation and competitive advantage for the internal and external customers.
her time at JCI, Michelle held the positions of Executive Director IT, for
Automotive Interiors and Director, IT for Building Efficiency both divisions at
Johnson Controls, Inc. She was
responsible for collaboratively creating the vision, developing the strategy
and implementing the plans to grow and transform the information technology
landscape of JCI’s global business.
to joining Johnson Controls, Inc, she was the Director of Business
Infrastructure for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. In this role, she managed the Business
Infrastructure organization within Corporate IT. During January 2004-March 2008, Michelle was
on expatriate assignment in Lund, Sweden.
has been featured in Black Enterprise and she has participated as a panelist at
the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit.
She has also participated as a speaker on several panels focused on
Women in Information Technology and Women in Leadership.
is currently serving on the board for Calibr where she previously served as the
President (2015-2017). She also served
as Vice President/Chief Operating Officer as well as the Chair of Connections
& Development Committee. Calibr is a
global leadership network that offers career and professional development,
community service opportunities and points of connectivity for business
is a member of Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF). ITSMF is the only national organization
dedicated exclusively to fostering upper-level African-American executive
talent among IT professionals. Michelle
was selected to partner with Accenture for the ITSMF Women’s Leadership Forum.
earned a bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University and a master’s degree
from Florida State University with a focus on Information Sciences.
serves on the board of PEARLS for Teen Girls and Goodwill Industries of
Southeastern Wisconsin. Pearls is a
unique leadership development program serving middle school through high school
and beyond within Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As
a board member for Goodwill, Michelle serves on the Audit, Risk and Compliance
Committee. Michelle was most recently
named to the Detroit Public Television (DPTV) Board and she also serves as a
member of the Advisory Board for Michigan Council of Women in Technology.
In addition to her board service, Michelle established “Youth on Track”. This program is based in Valdosta, GA at
Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
The program encourages youth to become more anticipatory in their
thinking. This is important as they
prepare for high school/college, begin to understand the importance of managing
their finances and as they become prepared to start their life journey.