Chicago CIO Community


Join a powerful network of peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CIOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs

Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.

Insights

Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CIOs approach similar challenges.

Connections

Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CIOs today.

  1. Mastering the art of change and adaptability
  2. Accelerating high growth and a data-first mindset
  3. Empowering talent, protecting the enterprise

Chicago CIO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Deb Hall Lefevre

Starbucks
CTO

Mike Parisi

ITW
VP CIO

Ashley Pettit

State Farm
Senior Vice President & CIO

Francesco Tinto

Walgreens Boots Alliance
Senior VP & Global Chief Information Officer

Eddy Wagoner

JLL
Executive Director, Digital Chief Information Officer

Members

Niyi Adedoyin

GATX
SVP & CIO

Eyal Altman

Littelfuse
Vice President, Chief Digital & Information Technology Officer

Amir Arooni

Discover
Executive Vice President, CIO

Neeru Arora

Volkswagen Group of America
Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer

Shawkat Bhuiyan

Bank of Montreal
Head of Technology Strategy & Architecture

Bill Blount

BenefitExpress
CIO

Kevin Boyd

University of Chicago
Associate Vice President and CIO

Danielle Brown

Whirlpool Corporation
SVP & CIO

Wayne Bulmahn

UNITE HERE HEALTH
CIO & Security Officer

Chris Campbell

DeVry University
Chief Information Officer

Kelly Coomer

Sammons Financial Group
Chief Information Officer

Julie Devine

Medulla
CIO

Jeff Douglas

Potbelly Sandwich Works
SVP, CIO

Rita Fisher

Reynolds Consumer Products
CIO and EVP, Supply Chain

Mark Forbes

PurposeBuilt Brands
CIO

Eric Foster

DFIN Solutions
EVP & CIO

Anuj Gaur

The Marmon Group
VP Global Information Technology

Ash Goel

Bronson
SVP/CIO

Neil Gull

Truckstop.com
Vice President Enterprise Technology and Security Services

Brad Hildestad

COUNTRY Financial
EVP & CIO

Ganesh Jayaram

John Deere
Chief Information Officer

Lawson Kelly

World of Hyatt
Global Chief Technology Officer

Tom Kirkham

Primient
CIO

Laura Kohl

Morningstar
CIO

Jonny LeRoy

Grainger
CTO

Ann Madea

Simmons Bank
CIO & EVP

Susan Malisch

Loyola University Chicago
VP & CIO

Paul Mauschbaugh

Caterpillar
Group Chief Information Officer – Services, Distribution & Digital

Bud McQuade

Duracell
Vice President of Information Technology (CIO)

David Melchers

WernerCo
SVP, Global CIO

Greg Michelini

Athletico Physical Therapy
CIO

Jon Morse

Bausch + Lomb
Vice President Information Technology

Praveen Moturu

Mars
Vice President – Chief Enterprise Architect

Pooja Muttath

Adtalem Global Education
Vice President, Head of Technology

Dan Nerroth

Consumers Credit Union
CIO

Paul Niser

Walton Street Capital
CTO

Augustus Oakes

ATI Physical Therapy
Interim CIO

Sunder Pappu

The Inland Real Estate Group, LLC
Vice President, Technology

Jim Petrassi

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
SVP and CTO

Jane Possell

CNA
SVP and CIO

Mythyly Putcha

Zurich Insurance
VP, Global Business and Technology Solutions

Julie Ragland

Navistar
SVP & Chief Information Officer

Scott Ramsbottom

Anixter
EVP & CIO

Brandon Ray

The Boeing Co
Business Operations Manager

Jason Reynolds

ADM
VP of Digital and Analytics

Marvin Richardson

Health Care Service Corporation
SVP & CIO

Simona Rollinson

ISACA
CTO

Edward Rybicki

Vyaire Medical
Global Chief Information Officer

Raj Sampoornam

Byline Bank
SVP & CIO

Bruce Schinelli

TTX
VP, IT & CIO

Swati Shah

TransUnion
SVP US Markets Technology

Karriem Shakoor

UL
SVP & CIO

Mindy Simon

Conagra Brands
Chief Information Officer

Steven Smith

NorthShore University HealthSystem
CIO

Aaron Thomann

GE Healthcare
SVP, CIO - Integrated Supply Chain, Product Management & Engineering

Ophir Trigalo

Illinois Institute of Technology
Vice Provost/CIO

Atul Verma

Bank of Montreal
Chief Information Officer. US, Personal and Business Banking

Chris Walter

Central Garden & Pet Company
CIO

Shane Winegard

Panduit
VP & CIO

Janet Zelenka

Stericycle
EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

September 22, 2022 | an evening

Chicago CIO Inner Circle

Ivy Rooms at Tree Studios

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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IN-PERSON

October 11 - 13, 2022 | 3 days

Global CIO Executive Summit

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

A summit for CIOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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IN-PERSON

December 13, 2022 | 1 day

Chicago CIO Executive Summit

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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

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