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Celebrate with tech & business leaders from the Metro Milwaukee area

Please join i.c.stars |* Milwaukee for our first StarBash end of year celebration event!  We were hoping to celebrate in person but due to the impact of COVID we will be celebrating virtually in the comfort of our own surroundings. 

StarBash will bring together i.c.stars board members, alumni, staff and supporters who have empowered us to code the future (reimagine the future); creating jobs, leaders, and social justice in Milwaukee.  As a part of i.c.stars first annual StarBash event you will be entertained by our “Superhero” CIO/Alum Presentations & meet new people with speed networking sessions via breakout rooms.  What better way to finish out the year than by recognizing all the superheroes around us!

​Pour yourself a drink of choice during this lively networking event, we’ll share the recipe for the signature cocktail in advance!

CIO Lunch Raffle: 
Buy a ticket for a chance to win a virtual lunch
with an executive below! 
*Antony D’Cruz, CIO/Senior VP – IT & PMO, HSA Bank
*Ken Garfinkel, Group VP of Information Technology, Broan
*James Hischke, VP – Tech Workforce Programs, Northwestern Mutual



Awards for the night include:

*CIO of the Year
*Best Superhero Duo – voted on the night of the event
*The Riddler – the first person to guess the correct answer during the networking time

StarBash 2020’s MC
Sandee Katrul, President & Co-founder of i.c.stars


  • 4:00 pm – Welcome
  • 4:05 pm – Paylocity Cycle 6 Presentation
  • 4:15 pm – CIO/Alum Superhero Duos
  • 4:45 pm – Speed Networking – Breakout Rooms
  • 5:15 pm – CIO/Alum Superhero Duos
  • 5:45 pm – Voting on CIO/Alum Superheroes & Closing Remarks

Congratulations to William Caraher, CIO of the Year!


William Caraher, CIO & Director of Operations at von Briesen & Roper, s.c., is i.c.stars |* Milwaukee’s 2020 CIO of the Year! William has been one of our strongest advocates and champions in bringing i.c.stars to Milwaukee after meeting Sandee Kastrul, i.c.stars’ co-founder, back in 2015. Since 2018, William has served in a leadership role as i.c.stars |* Milwaukee’s Advisory Board Chairman and is passionate about the need for igniting an untapped workforce, cultivating diverse leaders, and advancing Milwaukee’s reputation as a technology hub. For nearly 30 years William has been a technology innovator, helping businesses advance, thrive, and lead the way for others to follow.

Confirmed VIP Guests:

*Genaro Baez, HR Operations-Talent Acquisition, Milwaukee County

*Holly Baumgart, VP Information Technology, Sargento Foods Inc.

*Dan Bourquir, VP of IS, Generac

*Gary Branger, Director of IT, Hydrite Chemical Co.

*Lynne Briggs, VP & CIO, Versiti

*Timothy Bult, Senior Program Manager, Komatsu

*William Caraher,  CIO & Director of Operations, von Briesen & Roper

*Robert Cordova, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, Milwaukee Bucks

*Scott Crouch, SVP Agency Technology, GMR Marketing

*Todd Cullen, Assistant Director – Technology Advancement and Outreach, Northwestern Mutual

*Tim Dickson, CIO, Generac

*John Dunn, VP Enterprise Cyber Security, GE Healthcare

*Bradley Enneking, VP Senior Technology Leader, Wells Fargo

*Ken Garfinkel, Group VP of Information Technology, Broan

*Steve Hannan, CIO, Landmark Credit Union

*Scott Hanson, Operations Strategic Support Director, Baird

*Meghan Hendricks, VP, Ascension Technologies

*Kathy Henrich, CEO, MKE Tech Hub Coalition

*David Hotchkiss, VP and CIO, Medical College of Wisconsin

*Ivan Imana, Chief Information Officer, World Travel, Inc.

*Li Jacobson, Vice President of Technology Strategy & Services, Kohl’s

*Mike Klimkosky, CIO, Rausch Sturm

*Patrick Moroney, CIO, Central States Funds

*Sabha Museteif, Manager, CIO Initiatives, Rockwell Automation

*Rodney Nobles, Chief Information Officer/Chief Security Office, Waukesha County Technical College

*Amy Olson, System Vice President ERP and Corporate Applications, Advocate Aurora Health Care

*Mike Penny, CIO, Medline Industries, Inc.

*Jim Pierce, VP Business Systems, Medline Industries, Inc.

*Julie Ragland, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Navistar Inc.

*Tim Schlitz, Director IT Applications, WEC Energy

*Bruce Schmidt, CIO, Dental Associates

*Laura Schmidt, Chief Talent Development Officer, MKE Tech Hub Coalition

*Greg Treichel, SVP-IT, Baird

*Jonah Turner, Senior Manager Emerging Technologies, Molson Coors Beverage Company

*Nickolo Villanueva, CIO, Crisis Prevention Institute

*Darrin Vohs, Global Chief Information Officer, Molson Coors Beverage Company

*Patrick Weeks, Identity Access Management Leader, GE Healthcare

Interested in sponsorship opportunities and aligning your brand with i.c.stars mission?
Contact Sarah Stockel-Bounyavong sstockel@icstars.org for more information.

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