Washington, DC CIO 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 CIOs 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

Washington, DC CIO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Washington, DC CIO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CIOs, for CIOs.

Governing Body Members

Kevin Apperson

Maxim Healthcare Services

Claire Barrett

Deputy CIO

Ryan Bateman

Sands Capital

Shah Behzadi

VP Global Infrastructure

Mark Booth

Perdue Farms

Raylene Dufresne

Miller & Long
Vice President of IT

Kurt John

Expedia Group
Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer

Anne Kottmeier

Chemonics International

Mingu Lee

Cleveland Avenue
Managing Partner

Nick Leshock

General Dynamics

Adam Levy

SVP, Operations and CIO

Chris Nelson

Beacon Roofing

Shola Oyewole

United Therapeutics
VP – Digital Innovation/Chief Innovation Officer

George Petasis

Georgetown Law
Assistant Dean for Technology and CIO

Vanetta Pledger

City of Alexandria
Chief Information Officer & Director, IT Services

Howard Spira

Export-Import Bank of the United States
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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

  1. Shaping the Efficient Enterprise with AI & Automation
  2. Strengthening Partnerships for Wider Business Impact
  3. Illustrating IT’s Value through Business-first Initiatives

Upcoming Programs


June 13, 2024 | 1 day

Washington, DC CIO Executive Summit

Convene at 1201 Wilson Blvd

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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August 29, 2024 | 1 hour

Washington, DC CIO Town Hall

Effective Leadership for Data Governance Modernization

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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November 19, 2024 | 1 day

Washington, DC CIO Executive Summit

Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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