Jessica Rannow has had a prominent career in the supply chain industry. She currently is a project manager with AmerisourceBergen, a global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company, where she develops and implements multimillion-dollar supply chain projects. She is currently working on initiatives to track pharmaceutical products through the supply chain to support the Drug Supply Chain Security Act. She has had the opportunity to work for other influential companies throughout her career, including JCPenney, Cardinal Health, L Brands, and Cummins.
The Society of Women Engineers has recognized Rannow’s success through the Distinguished New Engineer Award in 2009 and the Emerging Leader in Logistics and Procurement Award in 2011. She was named one of Business Insider’s Most Powerful Women Engineers of 2016 and is part of the 2016 Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40 class.
Since her first year as an industrial engineering student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rannow has been an active SWE member. She has served the Society as director of professional excellence, and before that, she held two terms as Region G governor. She has filled many other leadership roles on the section, region, and Society levels throughout her more than 20 years of membership.
Rannow lives in a historic district of Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, Jens Griesshammer. She is actively involved in the Columbus community through the Junior League of Columbus, Kappa Alpha Theta Columbus Alumnae Chapter, Wisconsin Alumni Association of Central Ohio, Golden Retrievers in Need, German Village Society, and volunteering for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. She serves on the University of Wisconsin-Madison industrial and systems engineering advisory board.