Marcy Klevorn, Ford Motor Company executive vice president of and president of Mobility, will become the fourth recipient of the Global Citizen Award to be presented by Lawrence Technological University on Friday, Aug. 18, at the start of the new academic year.
The award presentation will be made at LTU’s annual Convocation ceremony for new students and their families at 5 p.m. in the Don Ridler Field House on LTU’s campus in Southfield.
Lawrence Tech President Virinder Moudgil established the Global Citizen Award in 2014 to recognize individuals who have shown great character and leadership in addressing global issues and promoting international and social understanding. This award is given annually to a person who demonstrates the passion and energy to make a positive impact on humanity through collaborative enterprise and spirit.
The event will also mark the conclusion of the annual President’s Global Village Project for LTU students. The project will see about 85 Lawrence Tech students experiencing different cultures and building friendships, through Detroit tours, visits to religious institutions, poetry readings in native languages, and other activities over three days.
Marcy Klevorn (Ford Motor Company photo)
Klevorn assumed her current post June 1. She is responsible for Ford Smart Mobility LLC, which was formed in 2016 to accelerate the company’s plans to design, build, grow, and invest in mobility services, as well as Information Technology and Global Data, Insight and Analytics.
Klevorn was previously group vice president, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, a position to which she was named in January 2015.
Klevorn has spent her entire Ford career in IT, serving in a variety of positions in The Americas, Ford of Europe and Ford Credit. She joined Ford in 1983 in Telecommunications Services and worked at various positions within Ford IT and Ford Credit through 2004.
In 2005, she was appointed Product Lifecycle Management global director, and implemented process changes in data and information management across product creation. In 2006, as Enterprise Defragmentation director, Klevorn led company-wide the strategy and implementation of infrastructure defragmentation, data center consolidation and overall systems management. From May 2006 through September 2011, she led Ford IT Operations.
From September 2011 through September 2013, Klevorn served as IT director for Ford of Europe, and was a member of the Ford of Europe Operating Committee. She then was named Director, Office of the CIO, responsible for managing Ford’s global IT business applications, architecture, data centers, web-hosting requirements, engineering and infrastructure services.
Klevorn holds seats on the boards of Lawrence Technological University and Pivotal, a cloud-based software technology leader. She earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business.