Posted 2.13.15

Sherry Neubert, EMBA '07

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has named Sherry Neubert, Executive MBA '07, as its new vice president and chief information officer.

She starts April 1. Neubert will succeed James McKinnon, who is retiring after 40 years with the Akron-based tiremaker. He has been vice president and CIO since 2010.

Neubert joined Goodyear in 2002. She has held various leadership roles in the company’s information technology operations, and since November 2010 has been vice president of the Global Project Management Office at Goodyear. As CIO, Neubert will report to Laura Thompson, Goodyear’s executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Neubert holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from the University of Akron and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. She serves on the board of trustees for Leadership Akron and is a graduate of the program. Neubert also is a community advisory board member for the LeBron James Family Foundation.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Neubert will be Goodyear’s third female CIO. Its two other female CIOs were Stephanie Wernet, who served as CIO from 2003 to 2008, and Debra Walker, who served from 1997 to 1999, according to the newspaper.

Neubert steps into the position “at a time when women are increasingly becoming CIOs at large companies,” The Journal reports. “Half of the CIOs at Fortune 10 companies were women as of January 1, according to a report from Boardroom Insiders released last week. Currently, women make up 17.4% of the Fortune 500 CIOs, compared to 11.4% of chief financial officers and 4.8% of chief executive officers.”

Article "Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. appoints Sherry Neubert as vice president and CIO" by Scott Suttell. Originally published by Crain's Cleveland Business January 21, 2015.

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