Atlanta CIO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CIOs in the Atlanta 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. Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise
  2. Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value
  3. Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

Atlanta CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Puneet Bhasin

Unum
EVP, Global CIO & Chief Digital Officer

Curtis Carver Jr.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
VP for IT & CIO

Martin Davis

Southern Company
EVP & CIO

Edwina Payne

National Spirit Group
EVP & CIO

Ben Pivar

Carter's
CIO & SVP

Jaspal Sagoo

Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CTO

Grant Shih

National DCP
Chief Information Officer

Dan Webber

UST Global
VP Technology

Members

John Adamson

Floor & Decor
SVP & CIO

Will Alexander

Benevis
CIO

Gregory Allarding

Mansfield Energy
SVP, Chief Information Officer

Brian Benn

Atlanta Housing Authority
CIO

Karen Bird

Hooters
CIO

Gary Brantley

Beazer Homes
CTO

Guy Brassard

Shaw Industries
VP & CIO

Marcia Calleja-Matsko

Avanos
Vice President of IT and CIO

Steve Carrington

Panasonic
Chief Information Officer

Walt Carter

Homestar Financial Corporation
Chief Digital Officer & CIO

Steve Clancey

Georgia-Pacific
SVP & CIO

Alvaro Corena

GE Renewable Energy
CIO – ERP & Digital Strategy

Krista Dixon

Textron
CIO, Textron Specialized Vehicles

John Dunbar

Atlantic American
VP, CIO

Frank Elmore

Gwinnett County Public Schools
CIO

Julie Elmore

Dollar General
CTO

Steven Ferguson

Technical College System of Georgia
CIO

Jay Ferro

ERT
Global CIO

Jay Fisher

BrandSafway
CIO

Larry Frey

Beazer Homes
CIO

Mark Gelhardt

US Bank
SVP, Global Technology Governance

Sallie Graves

MagMutual
EVP & CIO

Mike Guhl

HD Supply
Chief Information Officer

Tiwanna Hayes

City of Atlanta, GA
CIO - Interim

Sarah Ming Hsi

Conduent
BU - CIO of Transportation

Shaun Hunt

McKenney's
CIO

Arun Kandel

Southern Poverty Law Center
CIO

Jana Kanyadan

Mohawk Industries
Chief Information Officer

Gurinder Kaur

AstraZeneca
Senior Executive Operations IT

Amir Kazmi

WestRock
Chief Information and Digital Officer

Trey Keisler

GE Power
CIO Global Supply Chain

Bryson Koehler

Equifax
CTO

Amith Kota

Landis+Gyr
CIO, Americas

Sean Kramer

SiteOne
SVP & CIO

Rohit Lal

Saia
VP & CIO

Sanjay Lall

Americold
EVP & CIO

Ryan Loy

EBSCO Industries
EVP & CIO

Abe Manasrah

Tanner Health System
VP - Data & Analytics Officer

Mat Mathews

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
VP of Information Technology

Tommy Meek

Aaron's
CIO

Justin Mennen

Rite Aid
EVP & Chief Information Officer

Marie Mouchet

Colonial Pipeline
CIO

Christopher Murphy

Black & Veatch
Global CTO

Kas Naderi

Atlanticus
CIO & SVP of Technology

Michael Pantin

State of Mississippi
CIO, Dept. of Environmental Quality

Darrell Riekena

Republic National Distributing Company
CIO & EVP

Steven Roach

FOCUS Brands
SVP, CIO

Raghu Sagi

Inspire Brands
CIO

Regina Salazar

Novelis
Senior Vice President & CIO

Casey Santos

Asurion
CIO

Gagan Sethi

Ebix
CTO - Head of Global Software Dev & IT Ops Head

Harold Shannon

CoreCivic
VP, Technology and CIO

Gaurav Singal

Georgia Lottery
Chief Information Officer

Marty Smith

Greensky Trade Credit
CIO

Daniel Stuart

Southwire
Senior VP, Information Technology Services

Alan Stukalsky

Randstad North America
Chief Digital Officer

Thomas Tesh

Rollins
CIO

Dale Tuck

Primerica
Chief Information Technology Officer

Bates Turpen

Travelport
CIO

Bill VanCuren

NCR
SVP & CIO

Ashok Vantipalli

TireHub
CIO

Vishal Venkatram

GE Power
CIO Global Delivery and Transformation

Marcus Wasdin

Atlanta Hawks
CIO

Clarence White

Salvation Army
CIO, Southern Territory

Dwain Wilcox

TK Elevator
EVP/CIO - Americas

Upcoming Programs


In-person Programs

November 3, 2021

Atlanta CIO Inner Circle

Ventanas

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

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December 15, 2021

Atlanta CIO Executive Summit

JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

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

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Virtual Programs

October 28, 2021

Atlanta CIO Virtual Boardroom

Leading Towards Execution in the Cloud

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

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