Detroit CIO Community

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Join a powerful network of C-level 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 best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs
  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
Insights
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
Connections
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Detroit CIO Governing Body


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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Janette Barretto

Yazaki North America
Global Security and Risk Manager

Brent Cieszynski

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
VP & CISO

Russ Gordon

PHINIA
CISO

Steven Herrin

DTE
Director, Cybersecurity/CISO

Rich Hook

Penske
EVP & CIO

Rachelle Putnam

General Dynamics Land Systems
Chief Information Technology Officer

Jeff Small

Great Lakes Water Authority
CIO

Ryan Talbott

BorgWarner
VP & Global CIO

Erik Wille

Cabinetworks Group
CISO

Governing Body Members

Amjed Al-Zoubi

Amerisure Insurance
Chief Information Officer

Bob Bacigal

Amerisure Insurance
AVP, Information Security

Michael Baker

Kelly Services
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Martin Bally

Campbell's
CISO

Scott Bennett

Lear Corporation
CIO

Kevin Berch

Ford
Director, Global Market, Sell, and Service IT

Steve Berkholz

Hirotec America
GM, Information Systems

Travis Bray

Magna International
Director, Global Information Security

Darrell Brown

Benchmark Electronics
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Aaron Buck

H.W. Kaufman
CISO

Chris Burrows

Rocket Companies
CISO

John Carr

Rock Ventures
Director, Information Security

Marty Christensen

Ford
Head of Cyber Security for Enterprise, Cloud, and Supply Chain

Douglas Chubb

Lear Corporation
CISO

Brian Clippard

Educational Testing Service
Executive Director - Information Security

Doug Copley

AtlantiCare
CISO

Daryl Dellinger

Continental Automotive
North American CIO

Sally Dovitz

Pace Industries
Director Cybersecurity

T.J. Fields

Oakland County
CISO

Kerry Flynn

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
CIO

John Fowler

Henry Ford Health System
Deputy Information Security Officer

Rich Fusinski

H.W. Kaufman
CIO

Ash Goel

Bronson
SVP/CIO

Mark Guthrie

AM General
IS&S Director & CIO

Pam Hensley

AAA Life Insurance
Director, Information Security

Jim Higgins

Sun Communities, Inc.
VP of IT - Head of IT

Pete Holland

The Andersons
Vice President, Information Technology and Shared Services

Vinny Hoxha

McKesson
CISO

Jeremy Hyland

Dow
Director of Cyber Defense

Amir Jabri

City National Bank
VP of IT and CyberSecurity

Rajat Jain

TriMas
Director, IT

Craig James-Heer

Gordon Food Service
CISO

Steve Jonuzi

Magna International
Global Head of IT Security

Geeta Kapoor

MSC Industrial
VP Information Security

Anita Klopfenstein

Little Caesars
CIO

Kelly Knepley

DexKo Global
CIO

Bhavani Koneru

Oakland University
CIO

Dorian Sang-Sup Lee

Hanon Systems
Head | Global IT Security

Matt Logar

PHINIA
VP & CIO

Heidi Mattison

Cabinetworks Group
CTO

Bill McCreary

The University of Toledo
Vice President CIO/CTO

James McFarlane

HoMedics
CIO & VP

Kevin McLaughlin

Stryker
Vice President, Global Security, Risk & Compliance

Garrett McManaway

Wayne State University
Senior Director & CISO

Patrick Milligan

Ford
CISO

George Molchan

Freudenberg & Co.
SVP & CIO

Michael Muha

WorkForce Software
CISO & CPO

Homyar Naterwala

GE Aerospace
Business Information Security Officer

Earl Newsome

Cummins
Chief Information Officer

Ryan Olivier

American Axle & Manufacturing
VP & CIO

Alex Padilla

Lululemon Athletica
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Ranu Parmar

Hitachi Energy
Chief Product Security Officer

Michael Paulin

AF Group
Divisional CIO

Afia Phillips

Little Caesars
Vice President of Information Security

Raj Polanki

Wacker Chemie
Head of IT / Divisional CIO

Michael Prieur

Centene Corporation
Director, Security Risk

Dan Rainey

Detroit Water & Sewerage Department
CIO

Mike Rogers

Nexteer
CIO

May Russell

Toyota Motor North America
Executive Director Digital Transformation

Drake Sadler

DexKo Global
Director, Global IT Security

Scott Sadlocha

United Wholesale Mortgage
SVP, CISO

Laurie Saims

KLA
Vice President, CISO

Ali Syed

Amway
VP Information Security & Risk (CISO)

Darlene Taylor

Superior Industries
VP IT & CIO

Karla Thomas

Lear Corporation
Threat Detection & Incident Response Leader

Art Thompson

City of Detroit
CIO

Soma Venkat Ph.D.

Cooper Standard
SVP & Chief Information Technology Officer

Cynthia Weaver

Walbridge
VP, Information Technology

Mo Wehbi

Penske
Vice President, Information Security & PMO

John Wei

Integreon
CTO & SVP

Noha White

Detroit Diesel Corporation
CIO

Craig Wilder

Bronson
IT Director & Information Security Officer

Brian Winowski

Vitesco Technologies
Head of local IT


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

  1. Shaping the Efficient Enterprise with AI & Automation
  2. Strengthening Partnerships for Wider Business Impact
  3. Illustrating IT’s Value through Business-first Initiatives

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

June 18, 2024 | 1 day

Detroit CIO Executive Summit

The Henry, Autograph Collection

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

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IN-PERSON

September 5, 2024 | an evening

Detroit CIO Inner Circle

Chroma

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

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