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Susan M. Puglia

Susan is a retired IBM Vice President with 35 years of IT solutions experience, holding executive management positions in engineering, systems and software development, portfolio management, business transformation, and client IT architecture and support.  As such, she successfully managed large, global organizations, numbering in the thousands, while managing expense budgets of up to $300M and delivering bottom line results.   Susan excels in influencing change across large organizations, building on her experiences leading IBM's corporate quality initiatives and several business process transformations that delivered global improvements in product development, customer support, and technical sales. 

Throughout her career, Susan has been committed to developing and enabling technical and business talent, within and outside of IBM.  She served on IBM CEO’s Senior Leadership Team and the Technical Leadership Team, and established and ran three IBM global programs aimed to attract, develop and advance women in technical career paths.  She has been a frequent speaker at external conferences and events that have included the Conference Board's Women's Leadership Conference (2014), the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (2014), Global Talent Summit (2015), and the Global Business Forum (2013), to name a few.

Susan is a graduate of New York University where she received a B.A. cum laude in Computer Science and Math, and an MBA in International Business and Finance.  She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Rochester Institute of Technology, where she also chairs the Strategic Planning Committee.  She is a member of the Olin College President's Council, and is a President’s Council member for NYSCI (The New York Hall of Science).  Susan resides in Yorktown Heights, New York with her husband and two children.