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Monica Dillingham Pemberton

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Monica Pemberton is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the American Council on Education (ACE), where she drives technological advancements and ensures secure system functioning. Before joining ACE, Monica served as the Chief Technology Officer at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), leading pivotal technology initiatives.

Monica brings a wealth of experience to her current position. She holds a BS and MS degrees from the University of Maryland Global Campus and is committed to continuous professional development, with certificates in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace and Inclusive and Ethical Leadership.

Monica is actively involved in various professional organizations, serving on the Technology Professionals Advisory Council of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), board member for the Association of Women Technology Champions (AWTC), and President of Blacks in Technology (BIT) Alexandria, Virginia chapter.

Her dedication to promoting diversity in technology careers earned her the 2023 Diversity Women Media Elite 100 award. Monica extends her impact through mentoring black and brown students in technology. Passionate about leveraging technology for organizational success and fostering inclusivity, Monica continues to make valuable contributions at the intersection of information technology, higher education, and associations.