Lead Counsel Global Supply Chain and Asia, and Executive Director Foundation, Motorola Mobility
Courtney E. VanLonkhuyzen is Lenovo’s Mobile Business Group’s Supply Chain, Procurement, and China/Asia Pacific Lead Counsel and serves as Executive Director, Vice President and Corporate Secretary for Motorola Mobility Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm that she helped relaunch to reflect the brand, engage employees and give back to the community. Her dual role allows her to operate at the nexus of technology, business, law, and community outreach.
Prior to joining Motorola, Courtney clerked for the Honorable David W. McKeague on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. When she was in private practice, she was a litigator at the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom where she represented public and private companies in high profile disputes and provided extensive pro bono representation in the areas of immigration and criminal and civil appeals. Before pursuing her law career, Courtney was an administrator of a large for profit nursing home on Chicago’s north side where she transformed the business to reach profitability.
Courtney is passionate about the application of business principles and discipline to nonprofit organizations and diversity and inclusion efforts. She was instrumental in helping structure a multi-million dollar strategic alliance between the Eleanor Foundation and Chicago Foundation for Women to maximize donor dollars during difficult economic times and preserve Eleanor Foundation’s mission to promote women’s economic security. She continues to serve on CFW’s board directors. VanLonkhuyzen also helped Motorola relaunch its diversity and inclusion efforts last year, including seeding resource groups that are directly supporting the company’s business objectives. She believes women and underrepresented groups are uniquely positioned to ensure companies engage their employees at every level in diversity efforts, community outreach, and achieving company objectives. When employees are passionate about and buy into a company’s mission, success will follow internally and externally for the company.
Courtney received her B.A. (magna cum laude) from Hope College, and her J.D. (cum laude) from Northwestern University School of Law where she served on the executive board of the NU Law Review. She also serves on the board of directors for Microsystems, a software company that provides solutions to improve document content, quality and efficiency (serving over 76% of AM Law 100 firms). She was recently named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 list.
Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson