Christopher
Beynon

Christopher
Beynon

Sheryl
Connelly

Sheryl
Connelly

Tami Door

Kim
Day

Tami Door

Tami
Door

Jim
Doyle

Jim
Doyle

David Eves

David
Eves

Michael B.
Hancock

Cal
Fulenwider

 
Stephen
Goldsmith

Stephen
Goldsmith

Michael B.
Hancock

Michael B.
Hancock

John Hickenlooper

John
Hickenlooper

Jim
Holder

Jim
Holder

Fred
Kent

Fred
Kent

Charles
Montgomery

Charles
Montgomery

Jennifer
Vey

Jennifer
Vey

Sheryl Connelly  

Sheryl Connelly
Global Consumer Trends and Futuring Manager, Ford Motor Company

Sheryl Connelly has been serving as the in-house Futurist for Ford Motor Company for almost a decade. In this role, Connelly tracks global consumer trends to aide in the discussion of long-term planning and strategy across the entire company, including design, product development and corporate strategy. Prior to joining the trends team, Connelly spent eight years of her 18-year career with Ford in a variety of field positions in Marketing, Sales and Service roles.   Before working for Ford, Connelly practiced law.

In addition to a Juris Doctorate, Connelly holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s in business administration.  Connelly teaches design research at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Connelly has been a guest lecturer at Massachusetts Institute for Technology, University of Michigan and Wharton School of Business and a featured speaker at TED Global. Connelly’s strategic viewpoints have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Financial Times and BBC, and Connelly has been profiled in Automotive News, Forbes and Edmunds. Fast Company magazine named Connelly the 24th Most Creative Person in Business in 2013.