Join our CIO Panel as they discuss “Unique mistakes women make at work and how to fix them”. The leadership journey can be complex and challenging, but there are unique mistakes us women specifically make. Don’t let this hold you back. Vicki Updike, will moderate this unique discussion on mistakes and challenges our panel has experienced. You will receive tips on working through these experiences and continuing your leadership journey." - The panel questions from there would be around branding and marketing yourself, the urge to be liked (or not), body language, and fear.
Shaun Gunderson, VP Managed Service, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. Shaun is responsible for product management, technology, client service and service operations. The Managed Services business unit is dedicated to helping clients manage regulatory compliance and risk. Prior to joining J. J. Keller, Shaun held various operations and technology roles with the Nielsen Company, leading the data architecture, production and delivery processes across platforms in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Shaun holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Minnesota State University-Moorhead and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Shaun has a passion for bringing operations and technology together to improve quality, productivity and the customer experience.
Sarah Jansen, VP and CIO, Thrivent Financial. In her role, she oversees Thrivent’s information technology functions supported by a team of over 800 IT professionals. Prior to joining Thrivent in February of 2018, Sarah was at Kimberly Clark Corporation for 27 years. In her most recent role at K-C, she was an IT Vice President where she partnered to drive the global business objectives while delivering a focused investment portfolio; digital transformation; and secure operations.
Diane W. Doersch, Green Bay Area Public Schools’ Chief Technology and Information Officer comes to her role from the classroom. With over 22 years of teaching experience. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Educational Technology. She has served as a district educational technology leader for over 9 years and has earned her Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL). Diane was named one of EdTech’s most 100 influential leaders of 2017-2018 and has special interests in providing access for all students to help them cross the homework divide.
Vicki Leinbach, CIO, Ariens Co. Inc. Prior to working at Ariens, she held roles as Vice President of Information Services/Chief Information Officer and Manager of Information Services at Krueger International. Vicki also work as Programmer-Analyst, Senior Programmer-Analyst, and Systems Analyst at CUNA Mutual Insurance Group. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at Investors Community Bank and previously served on the Boards for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and American Foundation of Counseling Services.
Vicki Updike, Founder, New Sage Strategies. Vicki brings over 25 years of executive experience with a variety of companies. Prior to consulting, Vicki held President and CMO positions at Silver Star Brands (fka Miles Kimball Company) and was an operating executive with Bergstrom Automotive. Vicki Updike brings experience in the areas of strategic planning and execution, organizational development, leadership development, and executive leadership team development. She is very involved in the community and holds board positions on various economic development and other community non-profit organizations. She is also a frequent speaker on leadership, women in leadership and young professionals where she has a specific passion.