Increasing your Personal ROI: Successful Women Share Strategies on How to Navigate the Work Environment.
Successful women will provide perspective on navigating the murky waters of workplace politics. This panel will discuss opportunities for women to develop the interpersonal skills they need to stay who they are while “playing the game” to get the most value out of their career.
Ann Mueller, Manager, Telecom & IT Hardware Category, Mgmt Center USPS
Christina Waugh, Senior Manager at MorganFranklin, Performance Improvement Practice
Jennifer Gayer, Planning and Development Advisor, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Ann Mueller has been in Supply Management with the USPS since 1989, and currently manages the supply chain activities for telecommunications and technology hardware equipment, with an annual spend of $500M. Over the course of her postal career, Ann has moved from Washington, DC to San Francisco to Greensboro, managing offices in those cities as well as Honolulu and Chicago.
Ann holds a BA from George Mason University, and an MBA from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she was President of the Organization for Women in Business, 1981-1982. She has achieved lifetime certification from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and earned a certificate in Supply Chain Management from the Sloan School at MIT.
Ann and her husband Steve live in Greensboro, NC. They have two children, Alden, UNC-CH Class of 2010, and Claire, UVA Class of 2015. In her free time Ann is an active community volunteer, and pursues her passion for North Carolina history.
Christina has a ten-year track record as a trusted advisor to senior executives, with an emphasis on advising CFOs and their organizations. Within MorganFranklin’s Performance Improvement practice, Christina specializes in matters related to strategic planning, process improvement, and management reporting. She has applied her consulting experience to finance transformation engagements, post-merger integrations, and corporate and competitive strategy projects. Christina partners directly with CEOs, CFOs, and other executives to aid them in achieving their business goals through rigorous analysis and strategic planning.
Prior to her time in commercial consulting, Christina led process improvement, internal controls, and risk assessment projects. She has experience working with clients in the real estate, financial services, telecommunications, media, consumer products, manufacturing, and transportation/ logistics industries.
Christina graduated from the full-time MBA program at KFBS in 2006. She was part of the Carolina Women in Business leadership team which founded the Women in Business conference and is excited to participate in this important event. She resides in the Washington, DC area and enjoys trying out new restaurants and wine bars with friends and family.
Jennifer Gayer is the Planning and Development Advisor for the Controller’s department and is responsible for analyzing costs and staffing globally.
Jennifer has held a number of analyst and supervisory positions in the Controller’s department supporting the refining and supply businesses. She has managed the operations accounting activities for all of ExxonMobil’s U.S. refineries as well as coordinated financial accounting and reporting activities for the U.S. refining and supply businesses. Her roles have taken her to multiple ExxonMobil locations in the U.S. as well as an expatriate assignment in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prior to her current role, Jennifer was an Audit Division Manager for ExxonMobil’s U.S. chemical and upstream businesses.
Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree and a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Her personal interests include travel and playing the piano.