Leadership development sponsorships

i.c.stars provides unique experiences for all levels of IT leadership. Being able to develop and promote individuals who are motivated to create change in our businesses and communities is unparalleled. Participating in the i.c.stars community is a rare opportunity that aligns businesses with reinvesting in the community and shaping the IT workforce.

We believe that corporate culture is not a product or knowledge, but a process—the filter through which we perceive and learn about the world. i.c.stars creates experiences for our interns, sponsors, board members and volunteers to become aware of these filters as a way of bridging the IT community.

Becoming a Leadership Development Sponsor provides your company with a strategic organizational development opportunity that achieves the following business value:

1. Innovative and diverse experiences for management and staff

2. Employee satisfaction through professional development

3. Branding and visibility as an “employer of choice”

Our Current Annual CIO sponsors

Christian Anschuetz

SVP & Chief Information Officer
Christian Anschuetz is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for UL (Underwriters Laboratories).

Michael Carlin

Vice President Information Technology - CIO

Patricia Coffey

Senior Vice President, Technology & Strategic Ventures
Allstate Insurance Company
Patricia Coffey is Senior Vice President for Allstate Insurance Company. Working at the nation’s largest publicly held insurance company,...

Wheeler Coleman

Health Care Service Corporation
Wheeler G. Coleman is the vice president and chief technology officer for HCSC and brings more than 27 years experience and leadership in...

Bill Driegert

Chief Innovation Officer
Coyote Logistics
Bill Driegert is the Chief Innovation Officer for Coyote Logistics, the fastest growing logistics company in North America. Driegert has a...
Ed Earl is Chief Information Officer at Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ/NMS: LFUS), a global company offering the broadest line of circuit...

Tim Ferrarell

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Systems
W.W. Grainger, Inc

Ted Gaty

Senior Vice President, Product Development
Ted Gaty serves as the Senior Vice President of Product Development at Paylocity.

Joe Giannetti

Vice President of Corporate Technology
Classified Ventures
As Vice President of Corporate Technology, Joe Giannetti is responsible for overseeing the strategic technology initiatives and delivery of...
As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Kayne oversees the online business at Apartments.com and is primarily responsible for...
As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Kayne oversees the online business at Apartments.com and is primarily responsible for...
Global technology executive that delivered more than $3 billion in business value for leading companies in the high tech, consumer goods...

Andy Jurczyk

Chief Information Officer
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Andy Jurczyk is the Chief Information Officer of Seyfarth & Shaw.

Susan Malisch

VP & CIO IT and Services
Loyola University Chicago
Susan Malisch currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Loyola University Chicago. In this capacity, Susan is...

Gary Matula

Molex, Inc
Gary joined Molex in February 1984 as a member of the newly created CADCAM Group to develop and implement a global strategy for Molex’s CAD...
Carole has been with Coinstar since October 2010 and was promoted to chief technology officer in August 2012.

Mark Morris

CIO, Director of Information Technology
Ball Horticultural Company
Mark has over 30 years of experience in turning IT from a cost center to a business asset; designing and managing systems in a variety of...

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.

Dave Patzwald

David Patzwald is the CEO of i.c.health, a LC3 company formed in 2011 by Dave and Wolfgang Anderle.

Craig Ross

Director, Demand Management
Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics
Bruce Schinelli joined TTX as the Vice President Information Technology and Chief Information Officer on September 26, 2006. The...
S. Yvonne Scott is the Chief Information Officer of Crowe Horwath, LLP.

Guy Thier

Bally Total Fitness
Guy Thier is the Chief Information Officer at Bally Total Fitness.

A Measurable Impact

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