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 and CIO, Technology and Solutions, Global Business Solutions

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
EVP & CIO

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 Bank
Vice President Information Technology

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 Hearing Technologies
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

Charlie Hipp

Taylor Corporation
CISO

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

Jeff Kubacki

Winnebago Ind
VP, IT & CIO

Randy Kupper

Ameriprise Financial
EVP & CIO

Dave Lardy

Patterson Companies
CIO

Mike Larson

Agiliti
SVP & CIO

Mike Mathews

Deluxe Corporation
VP & CIO

Kevin McCloughan

Ryan Companies
CIO

Mike McNamara

Target
Executive VP, Chief Information Officer

Nate Melby

Dairyland Power Cooperative
Chief Information Officer

Mark Murphy

Abbott
CIO & VP, Business & Technology Services

Jorge Ortiz

US Bank
CIO

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

Rich Schappert

Casey's General Stores
Vice President of Information Technology

Jonathan Shoemaker

Allina Health
SVP & CIO

Ken Smith

Daktronics
Director of IT

Kurt Svendsen

Toro
VP, Information Services

Faith Tang

H.B. Fuller
CIO

Tim Thull

Medica
SVP & CIO

Brian Tilzer

Best Buy
Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Mark Vaupel

Hormel
VP, IT Services

Upcoming programs


September 15, 2020

2020 Minneapolis CIO Inner Circle Q3

Butcher & The Boar

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

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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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December 9, 2020

2020 Minneapolis CIO Executive Summit Q4

Hilton Minneapolis

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

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