Thursday, August 25, 2016

Climbing the Ladder in Stilletos!

Upstate Women in Technology (UWIT) met today at City Range to hear ladder climbing stories from Elizabeth Austin, CIO with Systems Maintenance Services.  Elizabeth is responsible for leading the global Information Technology team at Systems Maintenance Services as it continues to develop infrastructure, applications and scalable tools within our rapidly growing base of global operations. In addition to development, her team is charged with implementation and ongoing management of all client-driven and mission critical information systems as the company continues to grow and expand its operational base.

Prior to joining SMS, Elizabeth was VP, IT Application Services at Family Dollar where she was responsible for applications support, technology deployments, and customer care support throughout 11 distribution centers and 8,100 stores. She holds a BA in Business Administration from UNC, Charlotte and has held several community service positions, including SIM Society of Information Management, Charlotte CIO Forum Advisory Council and UNCC College of Computing & Informatics Advisory Board.
UWIT President Jill Rose (right) with Elizabeth Austin

Jill Rose is President of UWIT and has been an IT Recruiter for over 18 years. You can contact her at 864-908-0105, or at