Meredith Citkowski

Meredith Citkowski

Class of 2020

I began my professional career at Ford Motor Company in 2014, shortly after completing my undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. I entered into the Ford College Graduate (FCG) program, which is designed to develop a breadth of experience through various rotational assignments. Within these rotations, I served on the Global Product Planning & Strategy Team for the all-new Lincoln Aviator and supported the all-new Lincoln Continental launch.

I am currently a Program Management Engineer for an all-new high-range, fully electric SUV. At the intersection of systems engineering and business, my responsibilities center on strategy, business case development, and coordinating various objectives across functions and to the overall program – ultimately, harmonizing efforts to deliver an uncompromised product that delights our customers. Although my engineering background has served me extremely well in a Program Management role, I also recognized the need for a business foundation to complement my technical knowledge.

My passions include social impact and human rights, especially in terms of ethical sourcing and fair labor standards in the workplace. In 2016 I was selected as a member of Bill Ford’s inaugural class of Thirty Under 30. This program serves to inspire young leaders' innovative philanthropic engagement by developing Design Thinking, strategy, civic engagement, and leadership skills. My team developed and prototyped a flexible, transferable model that demonstrates a paradigm shift in the corporate volunteer landscape; our goal is to leverage this model to shape future volunteer opportunities offered through the Ford Volunteer Corps.

Outside of work and school, I am a lector at my church, attend Pure Barre classes, and watch a lot of Law & Order.