Melodie Mayberry-Stewart

Senior Director of Global Initiatives at MidAmerica Consulting Group

Dr. Melodie Mayberry-Stewart has been a successful executive at two Fortune 20 companies, one of the largest healthcare hospital systems and one of the largest public sector enterprises in the country. Melodie started her career in technology at the IBM Corporation as a systems engineer. During her 13 years at IBM, she rose through the management ranks holding such positions as Systems Engineering Manager, Marketing Support and Operations Manager, and Regional Market Support Manager. She spent her next 14 years serving as the only black female Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the health care industry, where she pioneered the development of electronic medical records and other major technology “firsts” in the industry. She was the first female and black CIO at Community Health Corporation, (California), St. Thomas Hospital (Tennessee) and Beth Israel Medical Center (New York). She then became the first black female to serve as the Vice President and General Manager of Global IT Shared Services and Delivery for the Amoco Corporation.

To fulfill her personal passions, she founded the Black Diamond Capital Group LLC to provide management and technology consulting services solely to non-profit companies, working with non-profit executives to better plan and leverage technology to achieve their mission-driven goals. In 2002, she was appointed Cleveland, Ohio’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and CIO. She was responsible for the City receiving national recognition from such Fortune 50 companies as Intel, AT&T, Microsoft/Gates Foundation, and Oracle for developing a high technology workforce development program in area high schools, community centers and community colleges.

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