Michigan Council of Women in Technology Names New Leadership


DETROIT —The Michigan Council of Women in Technology named Cindy Warner and Carey Pachla as the new president and vice president, respectively. Warner and Pachla will serve a two-year term alongside the Michigan Council of Women in Technology board of directors beginning in December.

Prior to serving as managing partner of cloud strategy and solutions for IBM’s Global Services business unit, Warner led the IT strategy and Enterprise Architecture practice at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and founded the company’s Women in Technology initiative. She also served as managing director for AlixPartners LLC, and senior vice president at Salesforce.

Warner earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Seidman School of Business at Grand Valley State University with a concentration in computer science, accounting and economics.

As president of Fast Switch Ltd., Pachla has directed business development, client management, recruitment and operations. Her career spans more than 20 years in executive leadership and business development in the IT and logistics sectors.

Pachla earned a bachelor of business administration from Western Michigan University, and a master of business administration from Wayne State University.