Melanie Kalmar is corporate vice president, chief information officer and chief digital officer for Dow. She drives the global strategy for information technology and digital capabilities to advance Dow’s growth and business strategies. She is also a member of Dow’s Executive Leadership Team that sets the strategic direction, defines priorities and is accountable for delivering enterprise-level results.
In her role, Melanie is accountable for the global Information Systems organization, cyber security and risk management, reporting and advanced analytics, facilities management, and the Dow Services Business which provides services beyond Dow in support of Dow’s merger & acquisition strategy.
Melanie joined Dow in January 1987 as part of the Research Information Systems organization based in Midland, Michigan. She has held several IT related positions at multiple Dow locations and been involved in spearheading and driving key transformational efforts.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She completed the Executive Education Program at Babson College and the Thunderbird International Leadership Program in Phoenix, Arizona. Melanie is a Director for Dorinco Reinsurance Company, President of the Michigan Council for Women in Technology Foundation and a member of the Dean’s Council for Central Michigan University’s School of Business. She also holds several leadership roles within Dow focused on driving the Company’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy and priorities, including membership in the President’s Inclusion Council and executive sponsor of PRIME, the employee resource group focused on engaging the 50+ population.