Dearborn-based automaker, Ford Motor Co., recently announced the election of Lynn Vojvodich to the company’s board of directors. She will serve on the board of directors’ nominating and governance, sustainability and innovation, and audit committees. Her appointment is effective April 1.
Vojvodich is a global technology executive who has built, grown, and transformed businesses for more than 20 years. She works with venture capital firms as an advisor to pre-IPO and start-up companies. From 2013 to February 2017, Vojvodich was executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Salesforce, the world’s fourth largest enterprise software company.
“Lynn is a proven marketing leader and entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in transforming customer relationships,” says Bill Ford, executive chairman. “With deep experience, particularly in the software industry, she brings a unique perspective to the board that will help guide our strategy and evolving customer experience.”
Vojvodich has held leadership roles at Microsoft and BEA Systems and was a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. She began her career as a mechanical engineer working on the design and construction of gulfstream jets and offshore oil structures.
Vojvodich has also been recognized as one of Time’s “Top 50 Women in Brand Marketing,” Harvard Business School’s “Most Inspiring Women in Silicon Valley,” and Ad Age’s “Women to Watch.” She received a bachelor’s degree in engineering and product design from Stanford University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.