Houston CIO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs in the Houston 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

Houston CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

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Twila Day

Huntsman
Chief Information Officer

James Green headshot

James Green

Chevron
GM of IT Service Delivery

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Jennifer Hartsock

Baker Hughes
VP & CIO

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Lori Kittle

Landry's Restaurants
Chief Loyalty Officer

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Al Lindseth

Plains GP Holdings
SVP, Risk Management & IT

Laura Tibodeau headshot

Laura Tibodeau

AmSty
Chief Information Officer

John Varkey headshot

John Varkey

Waste Management
VP, Enterprise Digital Services

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Allen Wuescher

Toshiba International
VP & CIO

Members

Mike Bell

Houston Police Department
Chief Technology Officer - CTO

John Biegel

DJO
Chief Information Officer

Dulce Borjas

ENGIE NA
VP & CIO

Jason Bourg

APTIM
VP of IT, CIO

Ann-Michele Bowlin

Norton Rose Fulbright
CIO

Steve Brady

Dresser-Rand Group
VP of Process Innovation & CIO

Brad Breau

Tokio Marine HCC
SVP, CIO

Tom Burns

Texon LP
VP, IT

Jesse Carrillo

Hines Interests Limited Partnership
SVP & CIO

Joe Carroll

CITGO Petroleum
General Manager, IT & Security

Ricardo Castro

Nexeo Plastics
VP & CIO

Peggy Colsman

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
CIO

Paul Condit

Mercuria North America
CIO Americas

Cindy Cornelius

WellMed Medical Management, Inc.
CIO

Howard Davis

Transocean
EVP, CAO/CIO

Myra Davis

Texas Children's Hospital
SVP & CIO

James Druzbik

Group 1 Automotive
VP, IS

Al Garcia

City of Houston, TX
CTO

Kenneth Gasior

Talen Energy
VP & CIO

Scott Gilhousen

Houston Independent School District
Chief Technology Information Officer

Christopher Gregory

DXP Enterprises
SVP, CIO

Rex Griffin

Ultra Petroleum
Senior IT Director

Chris Hanz

Houston Astros
CIO

Dave Harger

Hi-Crush Proppants
Vice President - IT

David Harmon

Oil States International
CIO

Bradley Hoover

Texas A&M University System
Chief Information Officer of the RELLIS Campus

Tim Jackson

Diamond Offshore Drilling
Chief Information Officer

Klara Jelinkova

Rice University
VP, Int'l Ops & IT

J.D. Johnson

American National Insurance Company
EVP, Corporate Business Process Officer & CIO

Lee Johnson

Tidewater
VP & CIO

John Jorgensen

American Bureau of Shipping
Chief Scientist, ABS CyberSafety

Manish Kapoor

NuStar Energy
CIO & SVP Information Systems

Ryan Kelley

Motiva
CIO

Murshid Khan

TDECU-Your Credit Union
VP & CIO

Akash Khurana

McDermott International
Global VP, CIO & Chief Digital Officer

Dolly Kripalani

National Oilwell Varco
Vice President, IT

Jay Krishnamurthy

Wilsonart
Global CIO

Paul Krueger

J.B. Poindexter
VP, IT CIO

Nicholas Larcombe

Hess
Chief Information Officer

Sebastien Lehnherr

Schlumberger
Chief Information Officer

Lee Leiber

Baylor College of Medicine
CIO

Jason Lu

Stallion Oilfield Services
Chief Information Officer

Cormac Lynch

National Oilwell Varco
CIO & SVP, Supply Chain

Lisa McClain

MRC Global
CIO

Robert McLemore

Rush Enterprises
VP & CIO

John Del Mixon

Service Corporation International
VP, IT

John Mizell

S & B Engineers and Constructors
VP, CIO

Annette Moore

NASA Johnson Space Center
CIO

Maria O'Neill

American Bureau of Shipping
CIO

Travis Osborne

Apache Corporation
VP, IT

Tim Osburn

Patterson-UTI Energy
SVP & CIO

Phillip Pappan

Superior Energy
CIO

Stephen Perry

Genesis Energy
CIO

Ken Piddington

U.S. Silica
CIO

Sameer Purao

Austin Industries
CIO & VP

Julie Purcell

SavaSeniorCare
SVP & CIO

Suresh Rajamani

Newpark Resources
CIO

Brad Rector

Phillips 66
Chief Information Officer

Todd Renaud

Conn's
CIO

Don Reny

Gulf States Toyota
VP Information Technology

Michael Rhymes

Gates Corporation
Global CIO

Jeff Schmitz

Houston Texans
VP & CIO

Eric Silva

Oceaneering International
SVP, Operations Support

Erik Tennison

AIG
Associate Information Officer

John Thomson

KBR
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Louis Ventura

Quanex Building Products
VP & CIO

Sudhakar Virupakshi

Par Pacific
VP IT & CIO

Randy Volkin

Occidental Petroleum
VP Business Systems

Benjamin Williams

Chesapeake Energy
VP & Chief Information Officer

Rob Zelinka

Jack Henry & Associates
Chief Information Officer

Upcoming Events


Virtual Programs

October 15, 2020

Global CIO Virtual Executive Summit

A virtual gathering for CIOs with global responsibilities to discuss challenges unique to international operations.

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October 22, 2020

Houston CIO Virtual Town Hall

Getting Comfortable with the Imperfect State

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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November 16, 2020

Houston CIO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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December 8, 2020

Houston CIO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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