Board of Advisors

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. 

2017 Board of Advisors - Twin Cities

  • John Bandy, CIO at Data Recognition Corporation
  • Andy Bingenheimer, Group Development Manager - AML/OFAC at U.S. Bank
  • Keith Browning, Director, Global Procurement and Strategic Sourcing at Ceridian
  • Brett Brunick, EVP - Enterprise Technology at TCF Bank
  • Paul Challe, Senior Director, IT at Medtronic
  • Francois Charette, Senior Vice President Engineering at OptumInsight
  • Chris Chapman, EVP - Solution Delivery at TCF Bank
  • Trevor Farnum, Senior Director Corporate Technology at Data Recognition Corporation
  • Tawnya Fiedler, Senior Director, IT Solutions Delivery and PMO at Xcel Energy
  • Kathryn Freytag, SVP and CIO at Stratasys
  • Jackie Hartman, VP of IT at Jack Link's Beef Jerky
  • Chris Howe, Supply Chain IT Manager at 3M
  • Silvia Hinton, VP B2E Program at York Solutions
  • Alistair Jacques, CIO at Fairview Health Services
  • Dave Lardy, Director - Application Development at Patterson Companies Inc.
  • Mike Larson, CIO at UHS
  • Karen Marben, Executive Director at Genesys Works
  • Mike Mathews, CIO & VP at Deluxe Corporation
  • Mike McCullough, CIO at National Marrow Donor Program
  • Mike Musto, SVP - Global Enterprise Technology at Merrill Corporation
  • Matt Neale, Vice President - Optum Technology at UnitedHealth Group
  • Tim Peterson, Director Information Technology Operations & Infrastructure at Xcel Energy
  • Bill Sedoff, Director, Global Indirect Procurement - HR & Fleet at Ecolab
  • Kim Skanson, Global Infrastructure Lead at Cargill
  • Carey Smith, CTO at Constellation, Inc. 
  • Gary Spears, IT Director at Medtronic
  • Tim Thull, SVP & CIO at Medica
  • Jeff Wagaman, VP Enterprise Solutions & Executive CIO at Smiths Medical Group
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