Meet Gianna

Gianna Clark is an accomplished executive with proven ability to develop strategy, build top performing teams, foster an engaging and inclusive work environment and achieve long term organizational and process changes that result in significant value.  She has coached and mentored hundreds of leaders, many who have risen to top executive positions in FORTUNE 500 companies.  She is an industry recognized process excellence executive with a passion for  developing leaders, serving customers and helping companies achieve everyday excellence.

Process Excellence Award Winner

Gianna is a Six Sigma certified Master Black Belt, certified PROSCI Change Management practitioner and a nationally (IQPC) recognized process excellence leader.

Gianna served as an executive at Dominion Energy, one of the nation’s largest energy companies . Her experience includes a mix of operational excellence program deployment, customer service, training and leadership development, supply chain management, business office transactions, human resources program development, eBusiness, communications, sales and marketing.

Gianna Gets Results

Gianna’s 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 results. With more than 25 years of leadership experience, she has successfully  developed leaders, managed change and facilitated sustainable organizational transformation.

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, a FORTUNE 500 Company, that over 10 years, improved thousands of processes and brought more than a billion dollars 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 Chief Negotiator with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Compliance Officer, Cyber Security Executive Sponsor and Nuclear Emergency Chief Technical Spokesperson for Dominion Energy.

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.

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