Rhonda O. Gass
RHONDA GASS is Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Stanley Black & Decker. She was appointed to this position in September 2012.
As CIO, Rhonda drives a strategic agenda that equips the company’s businesses with the digital, data and collaboration capabilities required to win in the global marketplace. Concurrently, she is leading a cultural transformation focused on managing the information technology function as a business and delivering greater economic value. Rhonda also leads the Functional Transformation initiative for the company, which is focused on leveraging advanced technologies and innovation to bring greater effectiveness and efficiency to general and administrative operations.
Prior to Stanley Black & Decker, Rhonda was a Vice President at Dell where she served for 12 years in positions of increasing scope and responsibility. Rhonda’s experience includes positions as a General Manager for a product line as well as positions leading multiple areas in the IT function, such as the IT systems supporting Dell’s world-class supply chain operations. Prior to Dell, Rhonda worked for NCR Corporation, where she began as a software developer and rapidly progressed to executive leadership roles in the Columbia, South Carolina facility.
Rhonda is on the Board of Directors for Flowers Foods, one of the largest producers of packaged bakery foods in the United States. She also serves on the Technology Business Management (TBM) Council board, a nonprofit organization which strives to advance the discipline of IT. Additionally, Rhonda was recently elected to the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut Science Center which is dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning through science and endeavoring to create a workforce equipped for jobs in the science-related fields.
Rhonda holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.