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. 

2018 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, EVP & CIO 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 - Vendor Relationship
  • Dave Harkness, Senior VP & CIO at Xcel Energy
  • Jackie Hartman, Business Relationship Manager at Cargill
  • 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, VP & CIO at Ameriprise Financial
  • Dave Lardy, CIO at Patterson Companies Inc.
  • Mike Larson, CIO at UHS
  • 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
  • Shanta Owens, Director Project Delivery at RBC
  • Tim Peterson, Director 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
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