Lauren C. States
United States of America
Lauren C. States, an independent Director of the Company since March 2016, retired in 2014 after more than 36 years with IBM Corporation. Prior to her retirement, she served as Vice President, Strategy and Transformation for IBM’s Software Group and was a member of the Growth and Transformation senior leadership team. Her principal responsibilities included leading the global sales force strategy and go-to-market for IBM’s multi-billion-dollar software business. From 2008 to 2013, she was a leader in the company’s transformation to cloud computing, working with clients to provide insights to the company’s strategy and serving as Chief Technology Officer in the corporate strategy function. Over her career, she has served in a broad variety of roles including technology, transformation, sales and talent development. Ms. States received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015, she completed a Fellowship with Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative. She serves as an Advisor on the Dean’s Executive Council and as an Executive-in-Residence for the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. She also serves as a Trustee for International House, New York and on the Advisory Board for Mobiquity, Inc. Ms. States brings to the Board her considerable experience in sales, technology and strategy.