Raytheon, Carrier Corp
Bernice P. (Bernie) Dixon is the Chairman and CEO of Atlanta Technology Angels and Founder and CEO of Advising Angels. Prior to this, Bernie served as Vice President, HP Services Americas where she led the business that supported all Manufacturing, Technology, Industrial, Consumer Products, Retail, Transportation, and Distribution Industries throughout the Americas. Prior to HP, Bernie spent more than 12 years as the Enterprise CIO for Raytheon, the CIO of Carrier Corporation, a Division of United Technologies Corporation, and the CIO of Hamilton Sundstrand, also a division of United Technologies.
Bernie also served at the national and international levels to establish National Security and Telecommunication policy and practices. She has led the Information Technology practice at one of the largest business consulting companies, Booz, Allen and Hamilton, where she supported U.S. leadership in the White House, State Department and Department of Defense. As a U.S. Army officer, Bernie began her career as a leading member of the first class of female officers within the Department of Defense. She served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps where she was Aide de Camp to The Director, Defense Information Systems Agency.
In addition to her tenure in the military and as a senior executive in private industry, she has served on Board of Directors and advisory roles with many private and emerging companies and defense organizations supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives. Currently she serves of the Board of Trustees of Childrens' Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), the Board of Directors of Start Up Atlanta and is the Vice Chairman of the Investment Committee for the City of Atlanta's Economic Development arm, Invest Atlanta. Bernie has been passionate about leveraging her positions as a senior executive to impact women's issues and is a vocal advocate for the advancement of women in technology.