The Think IT Board of Advisors has proven to be an invaluable asset to the growth and success of the mission of Think IT. These leaders participate actively in monthly group meetings, as well as a number of Think IT’s other programs and initiatives. Their passion for the information technology industry in addition to their collective experiences allows them to provide meaningful advice on the direction of Think IT. They truly embody the mission of Think IT and we thank them for their continued guidance and support.
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2019 Board of Advisors - Twin Cities

  • Steve Arsenault, VP – IT – Global Infrastructure & Application Services at Medtronic
  • John Bandy, CIO at Data Recognition Corporation
  • Andy Bingenheimer, Senior VP – Financial Crimes Development at U.S. Bank
  • Robin Brown, CIO, Protein Group Global IT Lead & Business Relationship Manager at Cargill
  • Keith Browning, VP – IT Strategic Sourcing, Global Procurement at Carnival Corporation
  • Brett Brunick, CTO, Digital, Enterprise Delivery at TCF Bank
  • Tom Butterfield, Executive VP & CIO at TCF Bank
  • Paul Challe, VP – Enterprise Applications at Medtronic
  • Chris Chapman, EVP, CIO Wholesale Banking & Corporate Services at TCF Bank
  • Francois Charette, Senior Vice President Engineering at OptumInsight
  • Trevor Farnum, VP of Technology at Data Recognition Corporation
  • Allen Green, Senior Director, Converged Infrastructure at FICO
  • Dave Harkness, Senior VP & CIO at Xcel Energy
  • Silvia Hinton, VP of B2E Program at York Solutions
  • Alistair Jacques, CIO at Fairview Health Services
  • Sridhar Koneru, AVP IT & Digital Strategy at Xcel Energy
  • Randy Kuper, Executive VP & CIO at Ameriprise Financial
  • Dave Lardy, CIO at Patterson Companies Inc.
  • Mike Larson, SVP & CIO at Agiliti
  • Karen Marben, Executive Director at Genesys Works
  • Mike Martiny, VP, Global Business Solutions & CIO at General Mills
  • Mike Mathews, CIO at Deluxe Corporation
  • Mike McCullough, CIO at National Marrow Donor Program
  • Jim Monner, IT Director at RBC
  • Mark Murphy, VP – BUsiness and Technology Services at Abbott
  • Mike Musto, Senior Global Information Security Leader at 3M
  • Shanta Owens, Director Project Delivery at RBC
  • Tim Peterson, Director of Information Technology Operations & Infrastructure at Xcel Energy
  • Abir Roy, VP of PMO at Ameriprise Financial
  • Kim Skanson, President, Business Services at Cargill
  • Carey Smith, CTO at Constellation Mutual
  • Gary Spears, VP of IT at Reemo Health
  • Tim Tanner, VP, Digital & Information Services at Polaris
  • Tim Thull, SVP & CIO at Medica
  • Jeff Wagaman, VP Enterprise Solutions & Executive CIO at Smiths Medical Group
  • Josh Woodrum, VP – Software Engineering at OptumInsight

2019 Board of Advisors - Chicago

  • Karen Fedyszyn, Chief Technology Officer at Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants
  • Rita Carter, CIO at Carter Consulting
  • Nirav Parikh, VP of Technology at Redbox
  • Jeremy Niecikowski, Director of IT Security and Systems Engineering at Peapod
  • Jeff Tshiltsch, CIO at ComPsych
  • Tammy Jeffery, Senior Director at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
  • Mike Engels, VP of Technology at Dober
  • Brian Greenberg, CIO & Partner at Fortium Partners, LP
  • Sairam Rangachari, Head of Open Banking & API Strategy – Treasury Services at JPMorgan Chase
  • Tracey Wiedmeyer, Chief Technology Officer at In Context Solutions
  • Keith Evans, CIO at McDonnell Investment Management
  • Chris LeBeau, Global IT Director at Advanced Technology Services
  • Julie Devine, Director, IT Business Enablement and Project Management Office
  • Mark Las, CIO at Preferred Risk Insurance Services
  • Simon Thomas, CIO at ATI
  • Andy Goodfellow, CIO at Zoro US
  • Mohammed Hanif, CIO at Oasis Financial LLC