President and Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer F. Scanlon is president and chief executive officer of UL. Scanlon's deep commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math shape her approach to advancing UL’s leadership in driving confidence and trusting the next generation of innovation.
Prior to becoming CEO in September 2019, Scanlon 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. She began her career at IBM. Scanlon’s 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 sits on the board of Norfolk Southern Corporation and serves as vice chair of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She is also a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, The Chicago Network, and the Economic Club of Chicago. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with dual degrees in government and computer applications and an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.