Jennifer F. Scanlon is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of UL. Scanlon’s deep commitment to science, technology, engineering and math shape her approach to advancing UL’s leadership as a trust-ingredient brand, driving confidence and trust in the next generation of innovation.
Prior to becoming CEO in September 2019, she served as president and CEO of USG Corporation, a manufacturer of innovative building products. During her 16 years at USG, she also served as chief information officer (CIO), and head of Corporate Strategy. She led the company through a major international expansion, transformed the role of technology in driving operational efficiency and customer satisfaction, and invested in research to develop sustainable building materials. Data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence were key drivers in the transformation of USG’s understanding of and ability to serve its customers. She began her career at IBM. Her experience will be central to building new offerings, opening new markets, and creating the next generation of solutions at UL.
Scanlon is a fierce advocate for STEM education. She is also dedicated to increasing diversity in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, enabling greater organizational diversity and improving the ability of organizations to fully understand and meet the needs of a diverse stakeholder base.
Scanlon serves on the board of Norfolk Southern Corporation and the board and executive committee of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She is a member of The Chicago Network, the Economic Club of Chicago and the Commercial Club of Chicago.
She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with dual degrees in government and computer applications and a Master of Business Administration in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.