Talk about eclectic.
Long before Donna Morea ever became a leading force at – count it – the fifth largest IT firm in North America, she had a knack for finding success off the beaten path. In her early years, out of college, Morea worked as a studio photographer, then headed to the prestigious Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, Morea continues to wear an eclectic array of hats. As President, US and India, CGI, Morea is – by no stretch of the imagination – a nationally recognized executive in IT professional services management. The business unit she oversees, CGI, is a subsidiary of the Quebec-based IT giant CGI, which provides network and software solutions to clients in government, health care, and financial services, among others.
You’d think that overseeing – and growing – a unit with 7,500 employees would be a 24-7 undertaking. Yet, Morea somehow manages to find time for a diverse range of interests and causes beyond the office. Among other distinctions, she is known among area businesses and technology organizations for her current role as vice chair of Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). She is also highly regarded for her role as chair of the 2007 Kidney Ball, and for serving as the secretary of the board for the George Mason University Foundation. Last, but not least, Morea also runs an internet-based Italian oil business, Olio2go, which has proven a haven to quite a few pasta lovers.
So, how does Morea do it all – while steering along a subsidiary that brings in over $1 billion in annual revenue and 34 percent of CGI’s total revenue?
For answers, be sure to check out Donna Morea at ExecutiveBiz’s newest member’s only series, “Been There Done That.” This series focuses on bringing expert speakers to discuss strategies for successfully building and selling your business. So, mark your calendar for this important event with Donna Morea, held Wednesday, May 7, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm.