Alumna Returns as Executive in Residence


The School of Business will host English alumna Amanda Gioia as a Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive in Residence, March 28-29.

As the vice president of information technology service management for Mastercard, Gioia is responsible for working across the company to make changes and updates to its network and products in support of business needs, and communicating these changes to key stakeholders. Prior to this role, Gioia was vice president and senior business leader for the worldwide communications team at Mastercard in St. Louis.

Gioia is board member of the St. Louis Area Foodbank and Autism Speaks, as well as a member of the advisory board for the School of Communications for Webster University and the President’s Advisory Council for Truman. She was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the Most Influential Women in Business in August 2012 and honored as Outstanding Alumna of the Year in 2013 by Webster University’s School of Communications.

In addition to her Bachelor of Arts in English from Truman, Gioia earned a Master of Arts in media communications from Webster University.

Gioia’s presentation, “Finding Your Passion… From Liberal Arts to Lifelong Learning,” is scheduled for 3 p.m. March 28 in Violette Hall 1000. It is free and open to the public. While on campus, Gioia will also speak to students in classes, small groups and individually.
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