Gianna Clark is an accomplished executive with proven ability to develop strategy, build top performing teams and achieve operational excellence. With more than 25 years of leadership experience, she has demonstrated her ability to develop leaders, manage change and facilitate organizational transformation. She is an industry recognized process improvement leader with a passion for excellence, developing people, serving customers and helping companies achieve everyday excellence.
Gianna’s experience spans the service and energy business and encompasses a steady progression of increasing accomplishments that serve as a testament to her ability to achieve and sustain long term organizational and process changes that result in significant value. Her primary strengths are leadership, service excellence, process improvement, strategy, change management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Gianna is a Six Sigma certified Master Black Belt, certified PROSCI Change Management practitioner and a nationally (IQPC) recognized process excellence leader.
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Gianna is an experienced executive with proven ability to develop strategy and achieve results. She is a former executive at Dominion Energy, one of the nation’s largest energy companies and currently serves as Vice President Customer Care, Sales, Marketing and Communications at EnergyUnited, North Carolina’s largest electric cooperative.
Gianna’s experience includes a unique mix of operational excellence program deployment, customer service, training and leadership development, supply chain management, business office transactions, human resources program development, regulatory oversight, security, eBusiness, communications, sales and marketing.
Her career accomplishments demonstrate her ability to develop successful strategy, align team objectives with corporate goals, maintain focus on performance measures, and lead organizations to achieve operational and service excellence.
In her role as Vice President Customer Service she developed and implemented her signature Customer WOW initiative. She designed a strategy and deployment model for new technology and programs to create a customer eBusiness platform including web, mobile and email. She commissioned a new knowledge sharing platform, established new service model and enhanced training and development programs to focus on service quality and delivery which resulted in a significant increase in eBusiness, 55% reduction in customer complaints, a 15% reduction in cost of service and a significant increase in J.D. Power customer service satisfaction scores.
She led the deployment of an enterprise-wide continuous improvement process at Dominion Energy that over 10 years, improved thousands of processes and brought more than $10 billion to the bottom line. Gianna was nationally recognized as Deployment Leader of the Year by International Quality and Productivity Center for her accomplishments and in 2008, published her first book, Six Sigma? Glad You Asked.
As executive sponsor for diversity Gianna championed the development and implementation of the Dominion Career Center, led the development of a Career Center Website and Learning Library and introduced “Respect” as the cornerstone of diversity. In addition, she led the development of the Professional Excellence Life Cycle Model (Plan – Recruit – Develop – Engage), instituted the Now, Next and Never-ending approach for employee development and sponsored the development of the 3-step employee mentoring program
Other significant roles and experience include serving as Nuclear Business Unit (NBU) Chief Negotiator with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), NBU North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Compliance Officer, NBU Cyber Security Executive Sponsor, and Nuclear Emergency Chief Technical Spokesperson.
Gianna served as Vice-President of Reynolds Community College Foundation Board, President of the Hanover Education Foundation, member of the J.D. Power Utility Executive Advisory Board, Richmond Business Council and iSixSigma Magazine Advisory Board. She is a published author, speaker and blogger.
eMail Gianna @ GiannaClark@EverydayExcellence.org