Minnesota IT Leadership Forum Overview

Richard Binger
Director, Data Center Services
Securian Financial

Vice President
Mike Matheis
Director of Applications
TCF National Bank

Cate Rysavy
Director of ERP Systems
Thrivent Financial

Program Chair
Randy Witt
IT Director
Restaurant Technologies, Inc.

Past President
Brian Kirchner
GE Fleet Services

Past President
Mike Rhodes
Senior Director, Vendor Management

Established in August 2001, the Minnesota IT Leadership Forum was created by efm and initial leadership and partnership from IT leaders within Target Corporation, Cargill, Medtronic and Carlson Companies.  Since its inception, the Minnesota IT Leadership Forum has grown significantly.  From those three initial companies the Forum is now represented monthly by IT leaders from 37 companies of which 14 are Fortune 500 companies.

Covering topics ranging from contract negotiation to disaster recovery to best practices for vendor management, this group has solidified itself as a critical mass of IT leaders in the region.  The Minnesota IT Leadership Forum is the guiding force behind the Minnesota IT Symposium which is an annual “by invitation only” event for IT leaders throughout Minnesota and the surrounding states.

If you are interested in becoming a forum member, please email efm@efminc.com or call 515-332-7940 to inquire about membership criteria.

Current Forum Members

  • 3M
  • 3M Company
  • AgStar Financial Services
  • CHS
  • Dalco Enterprises, Inc
  • Ecolab
  • EFM, Inc
  • Egan Company
  • Faegre & Benson
  • Federated Insurance
  • Gander Mountain Company
  • GE Capital Americas
  • General Mills
  • Graco
  • Great River Energy
  • HealthPartners
  • Hearthside Foods
  • Jack Link's Beef Jerky
  • Johnson Brothers Liquor Co.
  • Medtronic
  • MHTA
  • MTS
  • Nash Finch
  • Nash Finch Co.
  • National Marrow Donor Program
  • Optum
  • Presbyterian Homes & Services
  • Scherer Bros. Lumber Co.
  • Securian Financial Group
  • Select Comfort
  • Sherburne County
  • SmiForce Inc.
  • State of Minnesota
  • Target
  • Target Corporation
  • TCF Financial
  • The Bergquist Company
  • Thrifty White Pharmacy
  • Thrivent
  • Thrivent Financial
  • U.S. Bank
  • UCare
  • United Healthcare
  • United Subcontractors
  • University of Minnesota
  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories
  • Valspar
  • Watson Wyatt Worldwide
  • Wells Fargo
  • Winthrop & Weinstine, PA

Current Meeting

August 11, 2015
No Meeting- Summer Break
No Meeting - Summer Break


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