Minneapolis CISO 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 CISOs 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 CISOs 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 CISOs today.

  1. Supporting business agility with risk-based programs
  2. Evaluating, communicating and responding to evolving threats
  3. Building a culture of security to enable smart, secure decision-making

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

Amy Eklund

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
CISO

Betty Elliott

Freddie Mac
Senior VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Jill Kuykendall

Securian Financial
Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Rogers

UnitedHealth Group
BISO United Healthcare / Sr. Director Cyber Defense

Rohit Tandon

State of Minnesota
Chief Information Security Officer

Tony Taylor

Land O'Lakes
CISO

Members

Brad Abbott

Medica
Director of Information Security, CISO

Rich Agostino

Target
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Bill Alfveby

Deluxe
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

David Anderson

Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association
CISO

Tom Bauer

APi Group
Global CISO

Drew Bomett

Boston Scientific
VP, CISO - Global IT Cybersecurity

Jim Brady

Fairview Health Services
Vice President Information Security and Infrastructure and CISO

Eric Brown

Ramsey County
CISO

Aaron Verdell Call

WPS Health Solutions
CISO

Peter Christy

Patterson Companies
Director Information Security

Chuck Cinco

First Premier Bank
CISO

Richard Coleman

Andersen Corporation
Senior Security Analyst

Andrew Coyne

Mayo Clinic
Chief Information Security Officer

Derek Dahlen

U.S. Bank
SVP, Director of Information Security – Identity and Access Management

Thomas Dolan

Exela
SVP of Information Security & Risk

Sarah Engstrom

CHS
CISO and Vice President of IT Security, Productivity and Privacy

Mary Faulkner

Thrivent
CISO

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

Steven Jensen

Aegon
Global CISO

Jeff Johnson

Digi-Key
Director, IT Security

Pat Joyce

Medtronic
VP, Global IT & CSO

Mike Kearn

US Bank
Director, Threat Informed Defense

Michael Kellen

The Toro Co
CISO

Randy Kirsch

Presbyterian Homes and Services
VP of IT

Noah Korba

General Mills
Director, Cybersecurity

Tris Lingen

3M
Chief Information Security Officer

Jim Long

C.H. Robinson
Director Cybersecurity, Continuity, IT Audit

Becky MacDonald

Essentia Health
Chief Information Security Officer

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

Abdeslam Mazouz

City of Minneapolis
CISO

Tina Meeker

Sleep Number
Sr. Director, Information Security

Harshal Mehta

Carlson Wagonlit Travel
VP, CISO

Jason Meszaros

Minnesota Twins
Information Security Officer

Adam Mishler

Best Buy
VP, Global Chief Information Security Officer

Carlos Moran

Toppan Merrill
VP, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Scott More

Ameriprise Financial
VP, CISO

Jayson Nelson

Radisson Hotels Americas
CISO and Vice President IT Shared Services

Jim O'Conner

Cargill
CISO

Kathy Orner

3M
Senior Manager, IT Risk Management

Tom Parker

Amazon
Global Head of Network Security

Jack Powell

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

Bernie Rominski

Regis Corporation
Director, Information Security

Mark Ruchie

Entrust
VP, CISO

William Scandrett

Allina Health
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Janet Schoephoerster

Interpublic Group of Companies
Executive Dir, Global Engineering and Security

Ryan Spinti

APi Group
Cybersecurity Director

Jim Stephani

Federated Insurance
VP - Director of Business Technology

Param Vig

Entegris
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Craig Weatherhead

Fastenal
SVP, IT Infrastructure & Security

Jeff Weeks

First National Bank Of Omaha
SVP and CISO

Ryan West

Life Time
CISO

Justin Wiech

UCare
Information Security Officer

Kristi Yauch

Winnebago Ind
Director Information Security

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

September 20, 2022 | an evening

Minneapolis CISO Inner Circle

Lumber Exchange Event Center

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

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IN-PERSON

October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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

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IN-PERSON

November 30, 2022 | 1 day

Minneapolis CISO Executive Summit

Hilton Minneapolis

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

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