Minneapolis CIO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs 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 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

Minneapolis CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Kathryn Freytag headshot

Kathryn Freytag

Donaldson
VP & CIO

Todd Hauschildt headshot

Todd Hauschildt

Optum
CIO, Optum OmniChannel

Justin Kershaw headshot

Justin Kershaw

Cargill
Corporate VP & CIO

Don Monk headshot

Don Monk

General Mills
VP, Head Digital Transformation Office

Mike Neill headshot

Mike Neill

C.H. Robinson
Chief Technology Officer

Tarek Tomes headshot

Tarek Tomes

State of Minnesota
CIO & Commissioner

Members

Alan Abramson, Ph.D.

HealthPartners
SVP & CIO

Shahid Alam

BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota
SVP, Chief Analytics and Information Officer

Anil Arcalgud

Ecolab
Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

John Avenson

Minnesota Twins
VP, Technology

Ramesh Babu

Digi-Key Electronics
VP of IT

Sameer Badlani

Fairview Health Services
Chief Information Officer

David Black

CHS
SVP, Chief Strategy Officer and CIO

Jose Blanco

Wells Fargo
Vice President Information Technology

Adrian Butler

Casey's General Stores
CIO

Tom Butterfield

TCF Bank
EVP, Chief Technology and Operations Officer

Marc Carlson

Land O'Lakes
CIO

Kelly Clark

Alight
CIO

Benjamin Davis

Cambria
EVP and Chief Digital Officer

Rob Duchscher

SunOpta
CIO/ CISO

Andy Dulka

Starkey Laboratories Inc
CIO

Matt Emmerich

Polaris
VP, CIO

Julie Flaschenriem

Hennepin Healthcare
CIO

Jeff Gerber

Johnson Brothers Liquor
CIO

Ross Gilbertson

Northern Tool + Equipment
SVP & CIO

Bernie Gulachek

University of Minnesota
CIO

Darrin Hebert

Aon
CIO

Tammylynne Jonas

Self Esteem Brands
Global CIO

Jim Jones

Great River Energy
VP & CIO

Dennis Keane

Red Wing Shoes
Chief Information Officer

Marc Kermisch

Optum
CTO, OptumRx

Sridhar Koneru

Winnebago Ind
VP Information Technology (CIO)

Dave Lardy

Patterson Companies
CIO

Mike Larson

Agiliti
SVP & CIO

Mike Mathews

Deluxe
VP & CIO

Kevin McCloughan

Ryan Companies
CIO

Mike McNamara

Target
Executive VP, Chief Information Officer

Nate Melby

Dairyland Power Co-Op
Chief Information Officer

Jeff Palm

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
SVP & CIO

Matt Pammer

Prime Therapeutics
CIO

John Pelant

CWT
SVP & CIO

Tony Peleska

Kraus-Anderson
Vice President, Information Technology

Mary Lynne Perushek

Mortenson
CIO

Tim Peterson

Xcel Energy
SVP & CIO

Ryker Richardson

Federated Insurance
SVP & CIO

Daniel Ritch

NorthMarq Capital
SVP & CIO

Cris Ross

Mayo Clinic
CIO

Hunter Saklad

Sleep Number
CIO

Ryan Schaap

Wells Enterprises, Inc.
CIO

Jonathan Shoemaker

Allina Health
SVP & CIO

Ken Smith

Daktronics
Director, IT

John Soderberg

Fastenal
EVP Information Technology

Kurt Svendsen

The Toro Co
VP, Information Services

Faith Tang

H.B. Fuller Company
CIO

Brian Tilzer

Best Buy
Chief Digital and Technology Officer

John Turner

3M
VP & CIO

Mark Vaupel

Hormel
VP, IT Services

Upcoming Events


Virtual Programs

September 23, 2020

Minneapolis CIO Virtual Boardroom

Building IT Security into Your Organizational Culture

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

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October 8, 2020

Minneapolis CIO Virtual Town Hall

Getting Comfortable with the Imperfect State

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

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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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November 5, 2020

Minneapolis CIO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

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

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December 9, 2020

Minneapolis CIO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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