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. Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives
  2. Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies
  3. Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

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

Pat Joyce

Medtronic
VP, Global IT & CSO

Mike Kearn

US Bank
Director, Threat Informed Defense

Tris Lingen

3M
Chief Information Security Officer

Jim O'Conner

Cargill
CISO

Members

Rich Agostino

Target
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

David Anderson

Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association
CISO

Gregory Blair

Self Esteem Brands
Global Director, Security & Infrastructure

Robert Booker

UnitedHealth Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Jim Brady

Fairview Health Services
Vice President Information Security and Infrastructure and CISO

Eric Brown

Ramsey County
CISO

Paul Calatayud

Palo Alto Networks
CSO

Aaron Verdell Call

WPS Health Solutions
CISO

Peter Christy

Patterson Companies
Director Information Security

Chuck Cinco

First Premier Bank
CISO

Jill Cochrane

MetLife
VP, Global Security Technology

Richard Coleman

Andersen Corporation
Senior Security Analyst

Andrew Coyne

Mayo Clinic
Chief Information Security Officer

Amy Eklund

BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota
CISO

Betty Elliott

Freddie Mac
Senior VP & Chief Information Security Officer

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
CISO, CTO, DPO & VP

Judy Hatchett

Surescripts
VP & CISO

Paul Hershberger

Cargill
Cyber Command Center Leader

Jeff Holschuh

Sun Country Airlines
CISO

Jeff Johnson

Digi-Key Electronics
Director, IT Security

Michael Kellen

The Toro Co
CISO

Randy Kirsch

Presbyterian Homes and Services
VP of IT

Noah Korba

General Mills
Director, Cybersecurity

Jill Kuykendall

Securian Financial
Chief Information Security Officer

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

Agiliti
VP, 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
VP, CISO

Michael Musto

3M
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Jayson Nelson

Radisson Hotels Americas
CISO and Vice President IT Shared Services

Kathy Orner

3M
Senior Manager, IT Risk Management

Tom Parker

Amazon
Global Head of Network Security

Jack Powell

Allianz Life US
CISO and AVP, IT Security and Risk Management

Michael Rogers

UnitedHealth Group
BISO United Healthcare / Sr. Director Cyber Defense

Bernie Rominski

Regis Corporation
Director, Information Security

William Scandrett

Allina Health
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Derek Schnobrich

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Information Security Manager

Janet Schoephoerster

Interpublic Group of Companies
Executive Dir, Global Engineering and Security

Ryan Spinti

APi Group
Cybersecurity Leader

Jim Stephani

Federated Insurance
VP - Director of Business Technology

Rohit Tandon

State of Minnesota
Chief Information Security Officer

Danielle Taylor

Schwans Co
Director, IT Security

Tony Taylor

Land O'Lakes
CISO

Chris Tyberg

Abbott
Vice President, Information Security

Param Vig

Entegris
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Craig Weatherhead

Fastenal
SVP, IT Infrastructure & Security

Jeff Weeks

First National Bank
SVP and CISO

Justin Wiech

UCare Health
Information Security Officer

Adam Williams

Sentry Insurance
AVP, CSO/ CISO

Upcoming Programs


In-person Programs

November 16, 2021

Minneapolis CISO Executive Summit

Hilton Minneapolis

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

Learn More

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