Barbara Ellis BIO

Barbara EllisBarbara J. Ellis has had a successful career spanning more than 30 years in the IT industry. During her career with the IBM Corporation, she held management and executive positions in IBM Global Services, Sales and Distribution, Information Systems, Finance, Manufacturing, Business Transformation and e-Business initiatives. Barbara has demonstrated expertise in successfully leading global strategic transformation initiatives for IBM, developing and facilitating the deployment of key strategies across all IBM brands and geographic business units in the areas of Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, ibm.com, IBM Technical Support, and Sales.

Upon retirement from IBM, Barbara served as Interim CIO of North Carolina Central University in Durham, N. C. She successfully launched her consulting business in Business Transformation, Barbara J. Ellis Consulting, LLC in 2004, consulting with clients to achieve bottom line results through the implementation of strategic priorities and objectives.

Barbara also held the position of Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer of the Division of Information Technology, North Carolina A & T State University from April of 2010 until June 2014. She was responsible for strategy development and execution and the management of the campus technology infrastructure, operations, user support and instructional technology services.

Barbara received her B. S. degree in Business Education from North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, N. C., and an MBA from Pace University, Lubin School of Business, New York, New York.

Upon her retirement to the Charlotte area, Barbara served on the advisory board of the Morrison YMCA, the Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange (WIE) Advisory board, the WIE board, and currently serves as the WIE Board Chair.