Rising through the ranks, from college intern to personnel director, Nichole Hickson-Oliver will bring a wealth of knowledge and advice to our “Women in NextGen Manufacturing and Engineering” event March 27.
Hickson-Oliver, Personnel Director of General Motors, Baltimore Operations, began her career with General Motors as a summer college intern at Pontiac Assembly Center, which produced the GMC and Chevrolet full-size pick-up trucks.
In 1999, she joined General Motors as a fulltime salaried employee at Pontiac Assembly Center, rotating through assignments in salaried personnel, labor relations and production supervision. Throughout her 16-year career with General Motors, Hickson-Oliver has worked in four vehicle assembly plants, two transmission plants; and a component facility.
She has also worked on several human resource assignments, supporting various manufacturing and engineering organizations. In March 2013, she was promoted to the position of Personnel Director at Baltimore Operations, located in White Marsh, Md. She currently resides in Bel Air with her husband of 10 years, LeNardo Oliver, and her daughter, Shelby.
Women in Next Generation Manufacturing and Engineering – Hosted by RMI and Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
Next generation manufacturing depends on diverse strategies, new leadership styles and a background in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. To remain competitive in the global marketplace, Maryland manufacturers need to know how to transform diversity into opportunity. This event offers a panel/audience discussion for anyone who wants to learn about successful women leaders in NextGenM .
The event will be held March 27, 2014 from 8 to 11:30 a.m., at the National Electronics Museum (1745 West Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090). The costs are $35.00 per RMI member and $45.00 for a non-member (membership info here) .
RMI is giving students and teachers the opportunity to attend for free, but they must register here.
For more information or sponsorship details, contact Mike Galiazzo at 410-771-8111.
8:00 – 8:50 continental breakfast networking
8:50 – Welcome and introductions – Mike Galiazzo, President, RMI
8:55 – 9:10 Welcome & Remarks – Laura Neuman, County Executive, Anne Arundel County
9:10 -9:15 Today’s Program – Moderator – Mary Kay Burch, Vice President of Communications, Intelligence and Networking Solutions for the Land and Self Protection Systems Division of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Member, RMI Board of Directors.
9:15 – 9:30 Remarks – Gloria A. Flach, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
9:30 – 10:30 Panel – Moderator – Mary Kay Burch
Nichole Hickson-Oliver, Personnel Director, General Motors, Baltimore Operations
Susan (Suzy) Ganz , CEO and Chair of Lion Brothers, Member RMI Board of Directors
Jenny Regan , CEO of Key Tech
Kay Rand, Vice President of Mission Assurance, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (ES) sector
10:30 -11:30 Community Conversations with the Audience