Minneapolis CISO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs 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 CISOs today.

  1. Strategies for a risk-aligned, resilient organization
  2. Developing and investing in the security workforce of tomorrow
  3. Creating business value and supporting agile business operations

Minneapolis CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

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Doug DeGrote

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
CISO

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Pat Joyce

Medtronic
VP, Global IT & CSO

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Mike Kearn

US Bank
Director, Threat Informed Defense

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Tris Lingen

3M
Chief Information Security Officer

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Jim O'Conner

Cargill
CISO

Members

Rich Agostino

Target
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

David Anderson

Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association
CISO

Hassan Asghar

Bremer Bank
SVP & CISO

Gregory Blair

Self Esteem Brands
Global Director, Security & Infrastructure

Brian Bobo

Sun Country Airlines
CISO

Robert Booker

UnitedHealth Group
SVP & CISO

Paul Calatayud

Palo Alto Networks
CSO

Peter Christy

Patterson Companies
Director Information Security

Chuck Cinco

First Premier Bank
CISO

Richard Coleman

Andersen Corporation
Senior Security Analyst

Andrew Coyne

Mayo Clinic
Chief Information Security Officer

Brian DeGrush

Ecolab
CISO

Miles Edmundson

Equiniti
Business Information Security Officer

Betty Elliott

Mercer
Partner & CISO

Sarah Engstrom

CHS
CISO and Vice President of IT Security, Productivity and Privacy

Linda Goettler

City of Saint Paul
CISO

Darel Gustafson

HealthPartners
Director, Information Security and Deputy CISO

Rob Hanson

National Marrow Donor Program
Head of Enterprise Security and Privacy

Dell Hartmann

MTS
Director, IT Security

Judy Hatchett

Surescripts
VP & CISO

Paul Hershberger

Cargill, Inc.
Cyber Command Center Leader

Darren Hibbard

Winnebago Industries
Information Security Manager

Paul Hypki

Children's Minnesota
CISO

Jeff Johnson

Digi-Key Electronics
Director, IT Security

Randy Kirsch

Presbyterian Homes and Services
VP of IT

Noah Korba

General Mills
Director, Cybersecurity

Charles Lamberton

Piper Jaffray
Information Security Officer

Michael Levin

UnitedHealth Group
Sr. Director Cyber Defense, EIS

Jim Long

C.H. Robinson
Director Cybersecurity, Continuity, IT Audit

Becky MacDonald

Essentia Health
CISO

Michael Marker

Old Republic Surety
Manager, IT Security and Risk Management

Aimee Martin

Vista Outdoor
Director, Information Security, Compliance and PMO

Greg Matthias

TCF Bank
EVP, CISO

Jonathan May

Mortenson
Senior Security Lead

Harshal Mehta

CWT
VP, CISO

Jason Meszaros

Minnesota Twins
Information Security Officer

Adam Mishler

Best Buy
VP, Global Chief Information Security Officer

Carlos Moran

Toppan Merrill
CISO

Scott More

Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
VP, CISO

Michael Musto

3M
Sr. Global Info Sec Leader

Kathy Orner

3M
Senior Manager, IT Risk Management

Tom Parker

Amazon
Global Head of Network Security

Natalie Persson

Toro
Director, IS Risk & Service Operations

Bernie Rominski

Regis Corporation
Director, Information Security

William Scandrett

Allina Health
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Steven Scarbrough

Daktronics
Enterprise Security Architect

Derek Schnobrich

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Information Security Manager

Janet Schoephoerster

IPG
Executive Dir, Global Engineering and Security

Jim Stephani

Federated Insurance
VP - Director of Business Technology

Rohit Tandon

State of Minnesota
Chief Information Security Officer

Tony Taylor

Land O'Lakes
CISO

Danielle Taylor

Schwan's Company
Director, IT Security

Chris Tyberg

Abbott
Vice President, Information Security

Aaron Verdell Call

WPS Health Solutions
CISO

Jeff Weeks

First National Bank
SVP and CISO

Justin Wiech

UCare Health
Information Security Officer

Adam Williams

Sentry Insurance
AVP, CSO/ CISO

Bill Young

Johnson Brothers Liquor
CISO

Upcoming programs


September 21, 2020

2020 Global CISO Executive Summit

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

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

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December 2, 2020

2020 Minneapolis CISO Executive Summit Q4

Hilton Minneapolis

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

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March 2021

2021 Minneapolis CISO Inner Circle Q1

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

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