Mary Ellen Woods

Mary Ellen Woods has held technology leadership roles with Inland Steel, Stone Container Corporation, Brunswick, and Veolia Water North America—as well as her own technology strategy consulting firm. She has led organizations that have transformed businesses in measurable and significant ways. The granddaughter of a coal miner and a New York City cab driver, she focuses her service work on helping young people gain access to education. She is vice president of the Notre Dame Club of Chicago’s Scholarship Foundation and a board member of i.c.stars|*—a rigorous technology-based workforce development and leadership training program for underserved adults. She is a resident of Chicago, IL. Ms. Woods earned a B.A. in government from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Public Policy with a focus on finance from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.