Vice President, Information Technology and Supply Chain and Global Chief Information Officer, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
Kristie Grinnell serves as GDIT’s Global Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Supply Chain. In this role, she leads GDIT’s transformational enterprise IT strategic plan and IT Shared Services center for our customer base. In addition to IT, Kristie oversees GDIT’s supply chain management. This requires collaborating with the right strategic vendors to help GDIT become an efficient organization while managing inherent risk in the supply chain.
Kristie’s career in professional IT leadership spans more than 20 years. During that time, she has led four major IT transformations while overseeing changes to enterprise-wide technology, cyber and risk management, culture, skills and behaviors. Prior to joining GDIT, Kristie served as Director of Planning and Governance as well as Director of Client Delivery Enablement for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). There, she oversaw execution of the company’s IT plan and the implementation of CSC’s client and knowledge management strategies. Before joining CSC, Kristie served as CIO, Chief of Staff and Global IT Strategy Executive for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
You will often find Kristie working with students from elementary through college age, encouraging them to think about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). She is a recipient of the 2018 Women in Technology STEM Leadership award, 2019 Capital CIO of the Year ORBIE® Award Finalist, Washington Business Journal’s 2020 Women Who Mean Business Award, 2020 Capital CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award Winner and serves as Vice Chair of the Capital CIO Advisory Board and Louisiana Tech – School of Engineering & Science Board as well. Kristie is also the executive sponsor of ForWARD (for Women’s Advancement, Recognition and Development) at GDIT.
Kristie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and holds an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.