Florida 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:


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


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


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

Florida CIO Governing Body

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


Shawn Bowen

World Fuel Services
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Otto Contreras

City of Miami, FL
Deputy CIO

Gary Eppinger

CSX Corporation
Vice President of Technology and CISO

Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Whirlpool Corporation
Global CISO

Kevin Grayling

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Jennifer Greenman

Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Chief Information Officer

Gram Ludlow

CISO at a global hospitality company
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital
Chief Information Security Officer

Luis Suarez

H.I.G. Capital
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Christine Vanderpool

Florida Crystals Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer


Deepak Agarwal

The School District of Palm Beach County
Chief Information Officer

Eugene Baker

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Chief Information Officer

Dora Boussias

Director, Enterprise Architecture & Data Strategy

Carrie Busbee

Core & Main

Michael Calderin

Yageo Corp
Director, Information Security and Compliance

Prashant Cherukuri


Rick Coro

Landstar System

Ann Dozier

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

Eric Firer

Regional CIO - North America and Latin America

David Galloway


Angelica Gomez

Goodwill Industries
CIO, Vice President of Information Technology

Venkat Gopalan

Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Chris Harrison

Campus Management Corp

Robert Kurimski

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
Chief Technology Officer

Andrew MacDonald

Kemper Corporation
SVP and CIO, Property & Casualty

Tamir Peres

Herc Holdings
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Angel Petisco

Miami-Dade County
Chief Information Officer

Meerah Rajavel

Citrix Systems, Inc.
Chief Information Officer

Balaji Rangaswamy

Boeing Distribution Services

Sol Rashidi

Estee Lauder
Chief Analytics Officer

Joe Schulz

Chief Information Officer

Christina Shannon

VP, Global Chief Information Security Officer

Anand Shenoy

Senior Director- Head of Enterprise D&A Architecture, Strategy, & Governance

Chad Simpson

City Furniture
Chief Information Officer

Dwight Smith

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation

Joe Zemel

Vice President, CIO

Upcoming Programs


September 15, 2022 | an evening

Florida CIO Inner Circle

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

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

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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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December 7, 2022 | 1 day

Florida CIO Executive Summit

Hotel AKA Brickell

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

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