Gail FarnsleyVice President and Executive Partner
Gail partners with CIO and other executive clients as a trusted advisor, focusing in particular on global technology and business strategy planning, cost optimization, and helping her clients build high-performance teams.
Gail’s degree in computer science (Bowling Green State University) led to a career of expanding responsibility in information technology at Public Service Indiana, Emery Air Freight and Georgia-Pacific. She then got her MBA at Krannert School of Management before joining Cummins, where she eventually became VP of global information technology and CIO.
After Cummins, Gail took a “reverse sabbatical” – returning to Purdue as Visiting Professor at Purdue Polytechnic where she co-taught a Women in Technology course. She developed a CIO Leadership course as well as a study abroad program that allowed students to visit India over spring break to learn about the IT services industry.
She also worked with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) where she launched the Affinity Group Alliance, allowing affinity groups and networking organizations across the globe to share promising practices and provide members access to cutting-edge research-based strategies for recruiting, retaining and advancing women.
Gail lives in Indianapolis with her husband Art, a professor at IUPUI. Their grown daughters live with their husbands in England and Lithuania.
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