FOX INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LEADER AWARD
Susan J. Unger was named Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for DaimlerChrysler AG effective November 1, 1998. Previously, she was Executive Director – Information Services Department for Chrysler Corporation. In her current position, she is responsible for directing systems and computer hardware strategy and planning, systems applications development, data center operations and telecommunications network operations for DaimlerChrysler AG. Unger joined Chrysler Corporation in September 1972, as a financial analyst in Sales and Marketing. Her work and academic background includes: Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, DaimlerChrysler AG, November, 1998, Executive Director – Information Services, Chrysler Corporation, November, 1993, Finance Director – Product Development and Jeep®/Truck Operations, 1993, Director – Corporate Financial Analysis, 1991, Various other managerial positions in Finance, 1973 – 1990, Financial Analyst – Sales & Marketing, 1972, M.B.A. – Finance, Wayne State University, 1979, B.A. – Economics, Michigan State University, 1972.
Sue Unger is a board member of CyberMichigan, the Eli Broad Board in the College of Business at Michigan State University (past President) and the Detroit Science Center. She is also a member of the Research Board; the Kleiner Perkins CIO Strategy Exchange Forum; the Automotive Women’s Alliance; the University of Michigan College of Engineering National Advisory Committee; the Wayne State University Foundation Board; the President’s Campaign Cabinet at Michigan State University; and the Interstate University Investment Committee. She also served on Michigan’s Judicial Information Systems Advisory Commission.
Recent awards include the 2005 Automotive News 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry and the 2004 Phoenix Mill Women’s Museum Pioneer Award. In 2003, she received the Michigan State University Alumni Service Award and the Association of Women in Computing Top American Women award. In 2002, she was named CIO of the Year by Salomon Smith Barney, Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by Wayne State University School of Business Administration and one of Detroit’s Most Influential Women by Crain’s Detroit Business. She received the 2002 Broad College Outstanding Alumni Award from Michigan State University and the Automation Alley 2002 CIO of the Year award. Ms. Unger was named one of BtoB Magazine’s Top 25 eChampions in 2001.