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Sherry Aaholm Biography

Sherry Aaholm is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Cummins Inc. She joined Cummins in 2013 after more than 15 years at FedEx Services, where she served as the Executive Vice President, Information Technology, driving the IT transformation strategy for the global enterprise. At Cummins, she is responsible for a similar IT transformation strategy involving daily operations of the global infrastructure footprint.

Aaholm attended the University of Wisconsin and received her bachelor’s in Business Administration with majors in marketing and economics. In addition, she received a Master of Science in Sustainability from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, and has attended the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business for Finance for Executives and Strategic Business Leadership.

Aaholm is a strong advocate for helping to develop the next generation of talent, and for encouraging women to develop careers in IT. Her work in developing leadership programs has been recognized by Computerworld, and she has spoken at Gartner and Computerworld events on the subject. In addition, she believes strongly in helping women to achieve their goals, and was involved in the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, which focuses on helping single mothers get an education and support to succeed.

She is currently championing iDEW (Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce), a program that partners with the Indiana University School of Computing and Informatics at IUPUI, businesses, and several Indianapolis-area high schools to identify and build an IT talent pipeline through project-based learning for high school students.

She has received CIO Magazine’s Ones to Watch award and appeared on Computerworld’s CIO 100 List.