Celebrating Alumni

Alumni Spotlight - MaryAnn Wright

MaryAnn Wright

MaryAnn Wright (’84 B.A., ’96 M.S.E.) is the owner of TechGoddess LLC, a consulting service firm for Tier 1 automotive suppliers. She earned the title as one of the “Leading 100 Women in the Automotive Industry” by Automotive News. Wright began her career at Ford Motor Company and became the first female plant engineering manager. She went on to serve as director, sustainable mobility technologies and hybrid vehicle programs. After becoming a leader at Ford, Wright became executive vice president engineering for Collins and Aikman Corporation. She was later recruited to Johnson Controls to serve as vice president and power solutions CEO. Wright has received numerous awards for her professional and community involvement including the “Top 50 Women to Watch” by the Wall Street Journal. Wright’s volunteerism includes involvement in STEM initiatives for kids, mentoring F.I.R.S.T. Robotics students, and animal welfare and advocacy through The Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit.

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Rachael Adams (‘06 B.B.A.) is the charity ambassador for Ride for Autism, a charity that provides autistic children and their families a safe place to go for events. Click here to read more.

Kenneth G. Chaput ('89 B.S.A.) has been selected as the managing director of Compliance and Operations at CIG Capital Advisors of Southfield. Click here to read more.

Megan Fenech ('02 A.B., '04 M.A.T.) has been selected as the Ann Arbor public schools STEAM lead at Northside. Click here to learn more.

Thomas W. Giacomini ('98 B.S.E.M.E.) President and CEO of JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT), has been elected to MSA's Board of Directors. Click here to learn more.

Huda Kattan ('07 B.B.A.) CEO of Huda Beauty has been featured in Allure for her popular cosmetic line and beauty social media. Click here to learn more.

Alumni Authors Collection

The Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn contains many books written by our alumni.  The Alumni Authors Collection allows students and faculty to view the intellectual accomplishments of UM-Dearborn graduates, and read their scholarly contributions to selected fields of study.