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JoAnna Sohovich is a seasoned leader and C-Suite Executive with GM experience across multiple and diverse manufactured-
goods businesses spanning industrial, commercial, residential and consumer end users. She excels at driving innovation and growth for large and complex P&Ls utilizing multiple brands and channels globally.
JoAnna presently serves Chamberlain Group (CGI) as Chief Executive Officer, her latest role in a distinguished career that includes prior engagements with Honeywell and Stanley Black & Decker.
With a strong background in engineering, JoAnna has developed strategies and has led teams concentrating on residential, commercial and industrial connectivity—an expertise she’s very eager to bring to CGI’s line of connected solutions.
JoAnna demonstrates specific and direct experience managing all functions, with in-depth background in general management. Underscoring those capabilities is functional leadership experience in quality (Six Sigma Master Black Belt), new product development, strategic marketing, business development, procurement, operations, product & channel management, continuous improvement, CRM systems & pricing strategies, as well as team-building for projects devoted to big data, software and IoT.
She began her career as an officer in the United States Navy, serving at the U.S. Naval Submarine base in Point Loma, CA and was later deployed to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS ESSEX (LHD-2), an amphibious assault ship.
JoAnna is also an independent director for the Barnes Group, Inc. and is a member of The Committee of 200 (C200), an invitation-only membership organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders. She holds a BS in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Santa Clara University. JoAnna and her husband, Robert, have a 10-year-old son named Xavier and reside in the Chicagoland area.
Follow on Twitter @JSohovic.