Inducted in 2000
To say Dr. Jennie S. Hwang is a well-rounded individual is an understatement, and to even call her an overachiever would be doing a great disservice to the multitude of areas in which she excels.
Her career ranges from international business operation, sustained leadership in international manufacturing and technology services, to the management of properties spanning the globe, along with a host of other corporate and community leadership and governance.
Today, she is the author of over 500 publications. Two of her books are especially groundbreaking in regards to the production of environmentally friendly and lead-free electronics, an area of interest that is only growing as our dependence on technology increases. Her environmental studies show the dramatic impact that this reliance can have on our environment.
Jennie serves as the chair of an assessment board of United States Army research laboratories commissioned by National Academies and United States Department of Defense.
Through a wide range of committees and organizations, both public and private, and as a guest speaker in over 23 countries and 4 continents, she utilizes the wide spectrum of talents in STEM, entrepreneurial, and leadership abilities to change the world. Her ideas shape the minds of others through her lectures.
She held senior executive positions with Lockheed Martin Corporation, Sherwin Williams Company, and the SCM Corporation (Hanson PLC), her formal education includes four academic degrees (PhD, MS, MA, BS) and Harvard Business School Executive Program & Columbia University Corporate Governance programs. She eventually earned her place as the CEO of International Electronic Materials Corporation that she co-founded, and was later acquired and the Interim CEO of Asahi America, Inc.
Jennie served as the National President of the Surface Mount Technology Organization while also heading the H-Technologies Group. Jennie’s accomplishments earned her a place as the first woman to receive a PhD from Case Western Reserve University in Materials Science and Engineering.
The World Young Women’s Christian Association even chose to name one of their most prestigious awards after her, calling it the Jennie S. Hwang Award in 2002 to encourage more women to pursue careers in the sciences in Cleveland. Having also been the commencement speaker for Kent University in 2001, along with Ohio State University in 2007, Jennie continues to encourage the future generation to not only pursue careers in STEM-related fields but to broaden their horizons with globalized perspectives.