Minneapolis CDAO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CDAOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Minneapolis CDAO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Minneapolis CDAO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CDAOs, for CDAOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Sridher Arumugham

Chief Data Analytics Officer

Ylan Kazi

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
Chief Data & AI Officer

Jeremy Lembeck

Land O'Lakes
Head of Data and Analytics

Stephanie Lenzner

Mayo Clinic
Chair, Data & Analytics

Thomas Moore

Xcel Energy
Senior Director, Data and Analytics

Keith Narr

Cargill Data Lead

Governing Body Members

Sky Ammann

Head of Product Insights & Analytics

Michael Brazys

Allianz Life US
Vice President - Data & Analytics

Rajesh Chalamalasetti

Macquarie Group
Chief Analytics Officer

Asher Chaudhry

VP, Global Technology

David Clemens

Winnebago Industries
Vice President - Data, Analytics, and Integration

Ines Davis

Ameriprise Financial
Vice President – Analytics & Data Strategy

Tim Deutsch

Sentara Healthcare
Chief Data Officer

Mahadev Dovre Wudali

Ameriprise Financial
VP, Global Enterprise Data and Advanced Analytics

Erik Erickson

Hennepin County
Chief Data Officer

Chris Fitzharris

C.H. Robinson
Head of Data Engineering

Howard Fulks

RDO Equipment
Data Scientist - Director of Analytics

Jeannie Furlan

Mutual of Omaha
VP, Financial Data Strategy

Jennifer Gionfriddo

Senior Director, Data Product & Governance

Nait Grave

VP, Data & Analytics

Craig Hart

Schwans Co
Senior Director, IT Operations

Karla Hillier

Trane Technologies
Director, Decision Science & Advanced Analytics

Song Hou

Wings Financial
Chief Digital, Data and Design Officer

Jason Kapanke

Senior Director, Intelligent Data & Emerging Technology

Sonia Keeney

Director - Data Enablement

Sumeer Khosa

VP, Software Engineering

Brad LeBlanc

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Enterprise Architect

Evan Loenser

Associate Director, Enterprise Data & Reporting

Jayme McBride

Vice President, Chief Data Officer

Andrew Miller

Head of Data and Business Analytics

Lisa Moschkau

Minnesota Twins
Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics

Manish Motiramani

Director, Analytics & Insights, Global Operation

Menaka Nagarajan

Carelon Health
Head of Data Science and Analytics

Doug Nowak

Sanford Health
VP Enterprise Data Analytics

Ron Schmitz

Great River Energy
Director of Information and Infrastructure Services

Matthew Schrag

Delta Air Lines
VP, IT Revenue Technology and Analytics

Ryan Schrupp

U.S. Bank
SVP - Enterprise Analytics and AI

Angie Schulke

Life Time
Vice President - Applications, Data & Business Intelligence

Karl Schultz

Prime Therapeutics
Director of Analytics

Tracy Smith

VP, Enterprise Analytics & Insights

Rebeccah Stay

Global Leader of Data Science

Brandt Vettel

Metropolitan Council
Chief Data Officer

Jay Wardle

Red Wing Shoes
Director, Enterprise Data

Andrea Wehrung

Director, Data Strategy & Governance

Matt Wells

Minnesota Wild
Head of Business Intelligence & Analytics

Heidi Westfall

Global IT Director, Master Data & Governance Solutions

QingHui Yuan

Senior Director - Data Science, Modeling, and Sensing

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CDAOs today.

  1. Foster a Strong Data and Analytics Function Through Leadership and Influence
  2. Restructuring Data Strategy and Governance to Responsibly Deploy Generative AI
  3. Enhance Data Literacy Across the Organization to Drive Business Value

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