Charlotte CIO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs in the Charlotte 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 CIOs today.

  1. Investing in your people and the right technologies  
  2. Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models
  3. Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Charlotte CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Reenie Askew headshot

Reenie Askew

City of Charlotte
CIO

Ken Athanasiou headshot

Ken Athanasiou

VF
CISO

William Curtiss headshot

William Curtiss

Hanes
CISO / Director, Global Cybersecurity

Steve Hagood headshot

Steve Hagood

Ingersoll Rand
SVP & CIO

Jon Harris headshot

Jon Harris

Compass Group USA
CISO

Margarita R. Rivera headshot

Margarita R. Rivera

Lennar Multifamily Communities
Director of Information Security, Risk & Compliance

Rob Watkins headshot

Rob Watkins

Compass Group USA
CIO

Members

Vijay Akella

US Bank
Chief Data Officer

Reenie Askew

City of Charlotte
CIO

Andy Basinger

Monarch
CTO

Terry Buchanan

Robeson County
CIO

Stephen Cayea

Golder
Chief Technology Officer

Eric Christian

Atrium Health
VP, CTO

Elvis Clemetson

CTE
Chief Information & Technology Officer

David Costar

Cree
Chief Information Officer

Randy Cress

Rowan County
CIO

Detlef Dohmen

Polypore
CIO

Sri Donthi

Advance Auto Parts
Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Chris Dowler

IAT Insurance Group
CIO

Kevin Eamigh

SPX Flow
CIO and VP Global Business Services

Kerry Goode

City of Durham
CIO

Ben Hall

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
CIO

Marc Hamer

Sealed Air
Corp. VP, Global CIO & Chief Digital Officer

Doug Harper

SCDOT
CIO

Karl Hightower

Novant Health
CDO

Jeff Hughes

Brighthouse Financial
Chief Information Officer

Stuart Kippelman

Parsons
SVP & CIO

Mike Laurenti

Ahold USA, Inc.
CIO

Steve LeMoine Jr.

Cree
CIO

Kevin Lilly

JELD-WEN
CIO

Allen Look

Revolution Technologies
Interim CIO | Executive Advisor

Chris Maritato

Sonic Automotive
VP of Business Technology

Raja Musunuru

AAA Carolinas
CIO

Sathish Muthukrishnan

Ally
Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer

Kevin O'Rourke

Service Logic
CIO

Shawn Persing

Conrex
CIO

DeDe Ramoneda

First Citizens Bank
EVP & CIO

Paul Ramsay

Pike Corporation
CIO

Craig Robertson

National Gypsum
VP Technology and Innovation

Michael Seymour

Allegacy
VP Technology

Nelson Still

Form Technologies
VP of IT

Nancy Templeton

Extended Stay America
Senior Vice President, CIO

Patrick Thompson

Albemarle
CIO

Bonnie Titone

Duke Energy
CIO

Chad Toney

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
VP, IT Operations and Infrastructure

Joe Topinka

SnapAv
CIO

Troy Trybom

American Communications Network
CIO, North America

Sandeep Uthra

Truliant Federal Credit Union
Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Victor Ventura

Novolex
Global CIO

Craig Williams

Ciena
VP & CIO

Angela Yochem

Novant Health
EVP & Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Upcoming programs


September 23, 2020

2020 Global CIO Executive Summit

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

A three-day summit for CIOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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October 13, 2020

2020 Charlotte CIO Executive Summit Q4

The Westin Charlotte

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

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March 2021

2021 Charlotte CIO Inner Circle Q1

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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