Chicago CIO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs in the Chicago 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

Chicago CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Deb Hall Lefevre headshot

Deb Hall Lefevre

Couche-Tard
Senior VP & CIO

Paul Martin headshot

Paul Martin

Baxter
SVP & CIO

Mike Parisi headshot

Mike Parisi

ITW
VP CIO

Thomas South headshot

Thomas South

Northern Trust
Chief Information Officer

Francesco Tinto headshot

Francesco Tinto

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Senior VP & Global Chief Information Officer

Members

Niyi Adedoyin

GATX
SVP & CIO

Eyal Altman

Littelfuse
Vice President, Chief Digital & Information Technology Officer

Neeru Arora

Volkswagen Group of America
SVP & CIO VW Credit Inc

Scot Berkey

Illinois Housing Development Authority
Chief Information Officer

Shawkat Bhuiyan

Bank of Montreal
Head of Architecture

Bill Blount

BenefitExpress
CIO

Kevin Boyd

University of Chicago
Associate Vice President and CIO

Rick Britton

Viad
Chief Information Officer

Danielle Brown

Brunswick
VP & CIO

Derrick Brownlee

City of Chicago
Managing Deputy CIO (Department of Innovation and Technology)

Wayne Bulmahn

UNITE HERE HEALTH
CIO

Roberta Cadieux

American Hotel Register Company
CIO

Sunitha Chamarti

Guardian
CIO

Kelly Coomer

Sammons Financial Group
Chief Information Officer

Paul Cottey

Water Street Healthcare Partners LLC
CIO

Dean Crutchfield

CDK Global
EVP & CIO

Julie Devine

Medulla
CIO

Jeff Douglas

Potbelly Sandwich Works
SVP, CIO

Rita Fisher

Reynolds Consumer Products
CIO

Mark Forbes

D&W Fine Pack
CIO

Eric Foster

DFIN Solutions
EVP & CIO

Anu George

Morningstar
Chief Quality & Transformation Officer

Tom Gergets

McDonald's
CTO, Vice President - Global Technology Services

Ash Goel

Bronson
SVP/CIO

Ron Guerrier

State of Illinois
CIO and Secretary Innovation & Technology

Dean Haacker

CIBC
CTO

Brad Hildestad

COUNTRY Financial
EVP & CIO

Deepak Kaul

Zebra Technologies
CIO

Stephen Lavin

Redbox
CTO

Susan Malisch

Loyola University Chicago
VP & CIO

Paul Mauschbaugh

CAT
Group Chief Information Officer (Services, Distribution & Digital)

Bud McQuade

Duracell
Vice President of Information Technology

Jonathan Morse

Hill-Rom Holdings
Executive Director IT

Chris Nash

Adtalem Global Education
SVP & CIO

Heather Nelson

UChicago Medicine
SVP and CIO

Dan Nerroth

Consumers Credit Union
CIO

Andy Newsom

CSL Behring
SVP CIO

Paul Niser

Walton St. Capital
CTO

Ken O'Brien

RRD
EVP & CIO

Augustus Oakes

ATI Physical Therapy
Interim CIO

Jim Petrassi

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
SVP and CTO

Ashley Pettit

State Farm Insurance
SVP, Enterprise Technology

John Phillips

Briggs Healthcare
EVP & CIO

Julie Ragland

Navistar
SVP & Chief Information Officer

Scott Ramsbottom

Anixter
EVP & CIO

Diane Randolph

Ulta Beauty
SVP & CIO

Michael Rapken

Roadrunner Transportation Systems
CIO

Brandon Ray

Boeing
IT Business Partner Chief of Staff

Jason Reynolds

ADM
VP of Digital and Analytics

Marvin Richardson

Health Care Service Corporation
Senior VP & CIO

Simona Rollinson

ISACA
CTO

Edward Rybicki

Vyaire Medical
Global Chief Information Officer

Sanjib Sahoo

XPO Logistics
Chief Information Officer, Transport

Raj Sampoornam

Byline Bank
SVP & CIO

Bruce Schinelli

TTX
VP, IT & CIO

Yvonne Scott

Crowe
CIO

Richard Seltz

Cabot Microelectronics
Chief Information and Digital Officer

Swati Shah

US Bank
SVP, Emerging Technology

Mindy Simon

Conagra Brands
CIO

Steven Smith

NorthShore University HealthSystem
CIO

David Stahl

Stericycle
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

Chad Stallings

Merieux NutriSciences
Global Chief Information Officer

Stuart Stern

Allianz Global
Head of IT - Americas

Ophir Trigalo

Illinois Institute of Technology
VP & CIO

Randall Urban

Martin Brower LLC USA
CIO

Edward Wagoner

JLL
Global CIO, Corporate Solutions

Chris Walter

Central Garden & Pet Co.
CIO

Rick Williams

Ace Hardware
VP, IT

Shane Winegard

Panduit
VP & CIO

Upcoming programs


September 10, 2020

2020 Chicago CIO Inner Circle Q3

Mid-America Club

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

Learn More
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.

Learn More
December 1, 2020

2020 Chicago CIO Executive Summit Q4

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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

Learn More

Your Community Partners


CIO Thought Leader