Deanna Dickerson, 39
VP, Materials Management, Guide Corp.
Education: B.S., mechanical engineering, Louisiana Tech University
First automotive job: College intern at Guide Lamp in Monroe, La.
Proudest achievement: "I would think that it was when I left the security of one of the Big 3 and went out on my own. I was asked by the former CEO of Guide to work on this team."
On being successful: "To have a good, positive attitude - it takes hard work and determination, and diplomacy never hurts."
On being a woman in the industry: "I read this quote somewhere during college: 'The best thing to do is think like a man and act like a woman.' It's not my quote, but I believe it."
- 1995-97 Engineering Manager, Advance Development, Delphi Interior and Lighting Division (formerly Inland Fisher Guide Division), General Motors, Anderson, Ind.
- 1993-95 Advance Purchasing/Engineering Liaison, Inland Fisher Guide Division, General Motors, Anderson, Ind.
- 1986-90 Quality Assurance/Reliability Engineer, Inland Fisher Guide Division, General Motors, Monroe, La.