Governing Body members are responsible for the strategic direction of the CISO Executive Summit. The support and participation of our region's Fortune 1000 CISOs, along with the top government and academic CISOs, ensures that each of the conference sessions, speakers and best practice vendor sponsors are relevant, timely and structured to deliver maximum value.

Chairs

Brenda Bjerke
Director of Information Protection
Target Corporation
Gary Eppinger
CISO & Compliance Officer, VP - Retail Market Development, Legal & Pharmacy Systems
SUPERVALU INC.
Michael L. Kearn
Security Architect & ISO
U.S. Bank
Dave Notch
Former CISO
Thomson Reuters Corporation
Kathy Orner
VP & CISO
Carlson

Governing Body

Andrew Albrecht
Director, Information Security
Best Buy Co., Inc.
Robert Booker
VP & CISO
UnitedHealth Group, Inc.
Robert Brandt
Manager, Security – IT Office of the CIO
3M Company
Chris Buse
CISO
State of Minnesota
Barry Caplin
CISO
Minnesota Department Of Human Services
Miles Edmundson
ISO
Wells Fargo: Rural Community Insurance Services
Jim Garrett
CISO
3M Company
Steve Jensen
VP & CISO
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
James Johnson
CISO
Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions
Patrick Joyce
VP, Information Technology & Global Security
Medtronic, Inc.
Randy Kaeder
VP & CISO
Ceridian
Ken Lee
Chief IT Architect
Xcel Energy Inc.
Tris Lingen
SVP & CISO
TCF Bank
Renee Lopez-Pineda
GM, Information Security, Compliance, Privacy & Business Continuity
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Teresa R. Luke
Senior Risk & Compliance Consultant
Healthpartners, Inc.
Caleb Merriman
CISO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Jon Mortrud
CISO
Alliant Techsystems Inc.
Jim O’Conner
Technology Governance, Risk & Controls Global Leader
Cargill, Incorporated
Tom Pearson
Director, Infrastructure & Security
CHS Inc.
Dan Ritari
VP, Enterprise Information Risk Mgmt.
Deluxe Corporation
John Schneider
Manager, Information Security
Donaldson Company, Inc.
Jim Stephani
IS Manager - Security and Business Recovery
Federated Mutual Insurance Companies
Anton Towne
IT Security Manager
The Schwan Food Company
Mike Warner
CISO
Oshkosh Corporation
Craig Weatherhead
IT Director – Infrastructure
Fastenal Company