Minneapolis CDO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CDOs in the Minneapolis community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDOs today.

  1. Embedding D&A in business strategy and results
  2. Reengineering decision-making across the business
  3. Scaling a data-first culture

Minneapolis CDO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Minneapolis CDO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CDOs, for CDOs.


Greg Albaugh

Synchrony Financial
Senior Vice President, Data Architecture & Analytics

Dr.Sky Ammann

Head of Analytics

José Blanco

Wells Fargo
Vice President Information Technology

Saiful Islam

VP, Product & Technology Strategy

Jeremy Lembeck

Land O'Lakes
Director, Data and Analytics

Keith Narr

Global IT VP, Data Transformation & Digital Labs

Tony Peleska

Vice President, Information Technology

Anne Pronschinske

Mayo Clinic
Director, Department of Data & Analytics, Center for Digital Health

Salema Rice

Geometric Results, Inc.
Chief Data Officer

Ritu Sharma

Securian Financial
Chief Data and Analytics Officer


Luke Anderson

Cub Foods

Ashish Barve

Director Digital & Analytics - Supply Chain

Dwayne Beberg

Land O'Lakes
Director, Business Analytics

Pat Brickson

Digi-Key Electronics
Director, Enterprise Data Systems

Brett Brunick

TCF Bank

Asher Chaudhry

Senior Director of Technology

Susan DeFranco

Sleep Number
Senior Director, Consumer Insights & Analytics

Jayant Dhamne

VP, Chief Data Officer

Erik Erickson

Hennepin County Minnesota
Chief Data Officer

Chris Fitzharris

C.H. Robinson
Senior Director, Data & Analytics

Nancy Garrett

Aetna Inc
Executive Director, Provider Transformation

Karla Hillier

Trane Technologies
Director, Decision Science & Advanced Analytics

Marty Junker

Senior Manager IT, Information Management

Sravan Kasarla

Chief Data Officer

Betsy Keenan-Brown

Fairview Health Services
VP of IT Operations

Chuck Martel

VP, Data & Analytics

Tom Moore

Director, Analytics & Insights COE

Sudhir Nandamuru

VP, data management and governance

Teri Prive

Sr. Director, Advanced Analytics & Reporting, Global Operational Excellence and Transformation

Jason Rogowski

Director of Enterprise Data Sciences

Noelle Rude

Enterprise Information Governance Leader

Ron Schmitz

Great River Energy
Director, Information Services

Matthew Schrag

Delta Air Lines
VP, IT Revenue Technology and Analytics

Angie Schulke

Life Time
Senior Director, Application Development, Data & BI

William Sjoquist

Ameriprise Financial
VP, Data Management

Mark Springett

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Head of Data Science & Enterprise Analytics

Eric Tupy

Director IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture & Analytics

Brandt Vettel

Metropolitan Council
Data Officer

Jay Wardle

Red Wing Shoes
Director, Enterprise Data

“I especially appreciate the chance to interact with peers from other companies and industries to share the woes and triumphs of data management.”


Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

June 15, 2021

Minneapolis CDO Virtual Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led, half-day virtual program with new connections and actionable insights.

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September 13, 2021

Minneapolis CDO Virtual Boardroom

Minneapolis CDO Virtual Boardroom

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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