Patricia J. Schmeda
Director since 2023
Ms. Schmeda graduated from University of Illinois Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1990 and earned a Master of Business Administration in Operations and Logistics from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois in 2006. In 1991, Ms. Schmeda began her career in Information Technology and held many roles of increasing responsibility within the discipline at both Stenograph L.L.C. and TCF Bank. In 1999, Ms. Schmeda joined A. M. Castle & Co where she assumed many leadership positions over an 11 year period, culminating in Vice President of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer. From 2010-2022, Ms. Schmeda was Chief Information Officer & Vice President of Information Technology at Elkay Manufacturing Company. Ms. Schmeda currently serves as Global Chief Information Officer at Wahl Clipper Corporation where she leads all strategies and efforts related to information technology focused on enterprise solutions, business intelligence, and cybersecurity framework. Ms. Schmeda is a member of the CIO Professional Network, an executive volunteer for i.c. stars, and a volunteer mentor at WOMEN Unlimited, Inc.
Ms. Schmeda brings to the Board strong qualifications in information technology, digital transformations, enterprise project management and cybersecurity governance.