Capitalize on Illinois Conference 2017

Celebrate the importance of mentoring and the positive effects local IT leaders have in developing future IT and community leaders.


Rose Arendarczyk

Executive Director, Project Delivery
Trustmark Companies

Molly Barrett

Vice President of Technology
AIM Specialty Health

Mark Booth

Chief Information Officer
Reyes Holdings
Mark Booth is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Reyes Holdings, LLC., overseeing all aspects of the global distributor...

Markell Bridges

Director of Information Systems
Mondelez International
As Director, Information Technology...

Chris Calhoun

VP of Global IT

Greg Carder

Solution Architect, SVP
After 10 years of consulting experience I joined the corporate IT staff of JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) in 1999.

Ramnath Cidambi

Chief Information Officer
Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Ramnath Cidambi is a technology professional with over 25 years of experience. He is Chief Information Officer at Illinois Student Assistanc...

Cary Claver

Assistant Vice President, IT Technical Services
CNA Insurance
Cary Claver joined CNA in May 2016 as the VP of Technical Services for all IT Infrastructure.

Ce Cole Dillon

Chief Operating Officer
Student Loan 411 LLC

Ryan Craig

Vice President of IT
Ryan Craig leads the IT organization for Comcast Cable’s Central Division. Central Division is Comcast’s largest operating unit with 30,000...
Ed Earl is Chief Information Officer at Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ/NMS: LFUS), a global company offering the broadest line of circuit protecti...

Marisue Fasick

Vice President, Enterprise PMO
Trustmark Companies

Mark Forbes

Vice President of IT and CIO
D&W Fine Pack
Mark Forbes is the Vice President of Information Technology at D&W Fine Pack, an innovative manufacturer of food packaging and tableware...

Ninos Gabriel

Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture IT Leader

Kevin Glynn

Chief Information Officer
DSC Logistics
Mr. Glynn began his employment with the registrant in 2010 as the Interim Chief Information Officer. In January 2011 he was appointed Vice P...

Andrea Goodwin

Vice President Of Implementations
CityBase, Inc.

Steven Graves

VP, IT Service Delivery
Reyes Holdings
Global technology executive that delivered more than $3 billion in business value for leading companies in the high tech, consumer goods and...

Paul Haisman

Chief Information Officer
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Paul Haisman has spent more than 20 years leading technology and business strategies for organizations of varying sizes, industries, and...

Stuart Hannay

Chief Information Officer, Computing Information Services
Argonne National Laboratory
As CIO for Argonne National Laboratory, Stuart is responsible for all platforms and systems relating to business and operations including ap...
Rosalee Hermens is the Chief Information Officer of True Value Company, where she drives thinking about new store technology and analytics a...

Lori Hess

Director, Business Platform, Capability, and Design
AIM Specialty Health
John joined Enova as Chief Technology Officer in 2014.

Gretchen Horn

VP – Application Development

Mohan Iyer

Senior Managing Director and CIO
Mesirow Financial
Leads the Information Technology department for Mesirow Financial and guides the technology strategy for the firm and is focused on improvin...

Kim Jackson

Sr Director, RxClaim Portfolio & Release Management
Optum Rx

Alison Kassel

CIO – Operating Platforms
Alison Kassel is Chief Information Officer for our Operating Platforms and Vice President of Applications for TrueBlue.

Kym Klinkhammer

Vice President HR Applications
Guggenheim Partners

Tom Kotsinis

VP, Information Technology, Global Infrastructure Services
Tom is Vice President, IT Infrastructure Services at AbbVie, a global bio-pharmaceutical company headquartered in North Chicago, IL.

Chris Kurtenbach

SVP of Global Operations
Chris Kurtenbach serves as the SVP of Global Operations at LifeWatch a medical device company specializing in the cardiology field.

Teri Lonergan

Vice President of IT and Relationship Management
PharMEDium Healthcare

Ron Mathis

Director, Information Technologies
Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
Ron Mathis is Director of Corporate IT Operations for Illinois Tool Works ( ITW ) headquartered in Glenview, Il.

Jim Maza

Vice President of Information Technology
Assurance Agency
Jim is an innovative technology leader who has led complete departmental transformations, built new IT organizations from startup to full ma...

Phil Merrell

Chief Information Officer
AIM Specialty Health

Patrick Moroney

Chief Information Officer
Central States Funds
Mr. Moroney is currently Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Central States Funds which is the largest multi-employer Taft-Hartley organizati...

Jeff Myland

SVP Digital
RR Donnelley

Byron Nash

Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Technology
Columbia College Chicago
Since June 2015, Byron Nash is the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Technology Services at Columbia College C...

Karen Nowicki

Director of Engineering

Dan O'Mahoney

Vice President Technology
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Brian Palmer

Director of Infrastructure
American Hotel Register
Brian is Director of Infrastructure for American Hotel Register Company. Brian is responsible for managing all aspects of the IT infrastruc...
Rich Palumbo is a Managing Director within Accenture’s CIO Organization that directly supports the business goals of a $28 billion company w...

Jack Patterson

Vice President - IT Infrastructure and Operations
Jack Patterson is a business focused IT leader with a successful track record of leading teams that deliver results.

Allison Radecki

Chief Information Officer
Beam Suntory

Mark Roper

Director of Information Technology
Power Construction
Senior Executive Information Technology leader who is an expert in leading and setting strategies for diverse large global IT organizat...
Bruce Schinelli joined TTX as the Vice President Information Technology and Chief Information Officer on September 26, 2006. The Information...

Patti Schmeda

Elkay Manufacturing
Patti Schmeda leads all strategies and efforts related to Elkay’s information technology platforms on a global basis. Patti joined Elk...

Laura Schueler

Senior Director Application Delivery
VW Credit, Inc.
S. Yvonne Scott is the Chief Information Officer of Crowe Horwath, LLP.

Hema Sundaram

Chief Technology Officer
Cook County Bureau of Technology
20 years of IT experience with innovation and execution of various solutions. She has solved a multitude of business challenges and brought...

Mike Sutton

Sr Director Application Development / Customer Facing
RR Donnelley

Ron Swan

Information Technology Director
An award-winning global IT leader, Ron Swan is Director of Information Technology at the American Society for Clinical Pathology, a medical...

Chris Toy

Director IT Operations
ULTA Beauty

Jane von Kirchbach

Director of Enterprise Systems and Data at Hospira
As Director of Enterprise Systems and Data at Hospira, a Pfizer company, Jane brings deep expertise in delivering business transformations e...

George Wang

Chief Information Officer, Students - Department of Innovation & Technology
State of Illinois
George Wang is a business technology leader, innovator and translator, having held senior roles in both technology and business areas.

Jeff Whittemore

Vice President Infrastructure and Operations
Ulta Beauty

Mary Ellen Woods

Former CIO
Illinois Housing Development Authority
Mary Ellen Woods, recently left position as CIO at Illinois Housing Development Authority. IHDA is a self-supporting agency that fina...

Bob Zimmerman

Thought Leader
Getting Predictable
Bob’s distinguished career in I.T. spans more than three decades and has been largely dedicated to common-sense best practices that in...

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