Gayle J. Gibson is currently a principal with Accordant Advisors, who work with organizations to create cultures of inclusion and stakeholder engagement. She is also a Director on the Board of Aqua Metals and a Fellow in AIChE. Gayle received AIChE Management Division Award in 2018.
Gayle retired from DuPont at the end of 2017 as head of Engineering. Over 34 years, she held a variety of roles across multiple businesses that included chief of staff for the Chair of the Board and CEO, Growth Champion, product manager, manufacturing manager and R&D engineer. Her contributions spanned revamping innovation practices, product & process development, market development, business strategy, supply chain improvement, lean manufacturing, process engineering, research & development and diversity & inclusion.
Gayle was the executive sponsor for DuPont’s LGBT employee network and earlier in her career she led the network and was instrumental in having the company offer domestic partner benefits and changing its non-discrimination statement to include gender identity & expression. She led the first ever LGBT workshop at the national conference for the Society of Women Engineers.
A certified Six Sigma Champion, Gayle holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from the European University. She serves on the Engineering Advisory Council at Texas A&M University and the Heritage Council of the Science History Institute.