Jeanne M. Beliveau-Dunn was appointed an Independent Director of the Company in March 2020. She serves on the Compensation and Succession Committee and Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee. Ms. Beliveau-Dunn brings immense value to Columbus McKinnon from 30 years of experience as a technology executive and a transformational leader. She brings extensive experience building and managing large-scale infrastructure, cybersecurity, compute, cloud, networking, services and marketing operations, personnel management, and employee and leadership development.
Ms. Beliveau-Dunn is currently the Chief Executive Officer and President of Claridad LLC, a digital and internet of things consulting company. Ms. Beliveau-Dunn also sits on the board for Descartes Labs, a geospatial, AI platform and services company that delivers intelligence to global and government agencies; Edison International (NYSE: EIX), a generator and distributor of electric power; and Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leader in the development of innovative water solutions through smart technology. She is also the Founder and Special Advisor of the IoT Talent Consortium, a non-profit bringing together the leading IoT companies and top workforce educators to accelerate digital transformation, and has been a National Association of Corporate Directors (NCAD) fellow since March 2019.
Before her position with Claridad LLC, Ms. Beliveau-Dunn was the Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), a global developer, manufacturer, and seller of networking hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, and other high-technology services and products. During her tenure with Cisco, she held several director-level positions and founded the Internet Business Solutions Group. Prior to Cisco, Ms. Beliveau-Dunn ran business operations at Micronics Computers and the secure systems product lines for Wang Laboratories.
Ms. Beliveau-Dunn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, business law, and computer science from the University of Massachusetts. She also completed the Executive MBA program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Executive Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School. She is highly recognized by several organizations for her governance leadership, including Women Inc. as one of the Most Influential Corporate Directors in 2018 and Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Women of Influence in 2015.