Susan K. Antonson, 2010 Honoree

Director of IT
Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
Tempe,, Ariz.
First job:
"When I turned 16, I got a job as a cashier at a grocery store in a very small town in Connecticut."
Most valuable career advice:
"Always be flexible and open to change, but don't ever compromise who you are."
Would you advise young people to pursue an IT career?
"The jobs in IT aren't as plentiful as they were when I first got out of school, but it's still a great field to work in. The work is challenging and rewarding."
If I were not in this business, I would probably be...
"in medicine. It's also an exciting field that is constantly evolving."
Passion outside of work:
"I love the water. I love being in it, on it or even just near it. My husband and I are avid scuba divers."
Recreational best:
"I got to Level 29 and a score of 14,880 on BrickBreaker on my BlackBerry."
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