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Wendye Mingo named IT managing director at The Kresge Foundation

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Wendye Mingo IT Managing DirectorWendye Mingo has joined The Kresge Foundation as managing director of information technology. In this newly created role, she will provide strategic and operational leadership for the coordination of IT services to support the foundation’s grantmaking, social investment and institutional investment strategies, and to its administrative functions.

Wendye joins the foundation with nearly 20 years of IT leadership experience from the financial services units of both Mercedes-Benz and the former DaimlerChrysler Corp. There, she led major technology transitions, data center modernization initiatives and software engineering projects, and managed ongoing system mergers and subsequent de-mergers, after Daimler-Benz AG acquired Chrysler Corporation and subsequently sold the unit in 2007.

A Detroit native, Wendye earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from University of Detroit Mercy, a master’s degree in computer science and a Ph.D. in instructional technology from Wayne State University.

She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is a champion of helping young women and girls explore careers in IT.  As a member of her sorority, she serves on its International Technology Committee and has established an Educational Advancement Foundation endowment fund for female students majoring in information technology. She serves as a presenter at the Eastern Michigan University’s Digital Divas Conference, a judge for the Michigan Council of Women in Technology’s Website Design Competition for High School Girls, and she is the President of the Pearls of Promise Foundation, Inc.