Jean Holley

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer , One Tellabs Center

Naperville, IL

About Jean Holley

Jean K. Holley is executive vice president and chief information officer at Tellabs. In this role, Holley is responsible for developing and implementing an enterprise-wide strategic information technology plan. She directs all production application processing, application support and technical services for telecommunications networks at Tellabs.

Holley joined Tellabs in April 2004. Before joining Tellabs, Holley was the first CIO to lead and support global information technology (IT) operations for USG Corp. Prior to this, Holley served in various management capacities for Waste Management and its subsidiaries. She integrated the core business with mergers and acquisitions and established an IT systems operations/support strategy that aligned business and operational goals. Prior to this, Holley filled a series of positions with increasing responsibility at Digital Equipment Corporation and Inland Steel.

Holley holds a Master of Science degree in computer science/engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly UMR).

Holley is a member of the board of Directors for VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a global provider of enterprise-wide security products that support e-business and e-commerce. She serves as a board member for Giant Steps of Illinois, a school for children with autistic spectrum disorders. In addition, Holley is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and served as President for the Computer Science Academy. Holley has also served as vice chair for the Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus executive board of overseers, and chairperson for Northern Illinois University, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology executive advisory board.

In 2005, Holley was inducted into the Women in Science and Engineering Hall of Fame at Missouri University of Science and Technology. In 2004, she received an honorary professional degree from her alma mater, the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Holley received the Spotlight Award in 2002 from the Chicago Software Association, recognizing her leadership for an ERP implementation. She was listed by Computer World as one of the top 100 CIOs in 2002, and in 2000 Holley received the “CIO of the Year” award from the Association of IT Professionals (AITP). In 1997 she was recognized as the outstanding woman leader in business and professional work by the YWCA. She also received the 1997 award of merit from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) located in Chicago.

Tellabs advances telecommunications networks to meet the evolving needs of users. Broadband solutions from Tellabs enable service providers to deliver high-quality voice, video and data services over wireline and wireless networks around the world. Ranked among the Business Week InfoTech 100, Tellabs (NASDAQ: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index, NASDAQ Global Select Market and the S&P 500.