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Regional Leadership Forum Facilitators

This distinguished group of facilitators has more than 200 years of IT leadership, experience, knowledge and education to help ­tomorrow’s IT leaders understand and enhance their leadership style. From its inception, these leaders have helped develop, guide, and expand RLF and its highly regarded curriculum. In each region, one or more of the following contacts facilitate the sessions and guide the participant discussions.



 Christine Atkins  | Facilitator  |  chris@atkins-cameron.com  |  630-235-8809


Chris has the perspective that comes from 15 years as a Chief Information Officer topping a 40-year career in technology management.  She has served as CIO with four corporations ranging from small ($12M revenue) to large and global (€30B).  She has found the fundamentals of success to be largely the same across the several industries in which she worked; petroleum, engineering, software, financial, insurance and retail.

During her career Chris has been a wife, mother and Scout leader.  She has advised Oracle and Hewlett-Packard Corporations and currently consults to Google Inc.

Chris retired from Royal Ahold, a Netherlands-based grocery retailer, in 2013 and is a principal at Atkins & Cameron Consulting LLC, specializing in IT strategy.  She is a SIM Chicago Chapter board member, a former national SIM board member and a 1995 Northeast RLF graduate. She holds eight U.S patents in electronic rights management.


Scot Berkey  |  Facilitator  scot@scotberkey.com | 847.769.9659

 

Scot is Managing Director at FullPeak, LLC, and is a 2002 RLF graduate. He has held multiple CIO positions and leadership roles in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 multi-nationals to smaller high-growth corporations in both the buy and sell sides of the technology sector. Scot has extensive experience in for-profit education and in turnaround leadership situations in a variety of business segments, and his professional experience includes executive roles in global operations and application development, client services and contract negotiation, and applied business technology. Scot received his B.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University and his MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago.

 

 

 

 


Bart Bolton  |   Facilitator  |   bartbolton@aol.com | 508.529.3532

With more than 35 years experience in IT management, Bart’s ­experience includes leading and managing multiple IT departments, consulting, educating, marketing and selling to the IT function. He has been facilitating the RLF since 1994 and the Leadership Development Roundtable (LDR) since 2001. He has worked with clients in their leadership development programs. He spent 17 years at Digital Equipment Corporation as a Manager of Consulting Services, MIS Marketing Manager and Manager of Field Information Systems. Prior to Digital, Bart was a Corporate Director of IS for an automotive parts manufacturer, a senior consultant with Touche Ross and a marketing representative for IBM. He is the trustee and past chairman of SIM’s Boston Chapter. 


 


 

June Drewry  |  RLF Director and Southeast Facilitator  |  june_drewry@yahoo.com 

 

June Drewry was the Global Chief Information Officer for Chubb & Son until her retirement in 2009.  She currently is a Co-Director of the Society for Information Management’s Leadership Development Institute, the Southeast facilitator for SIM’s Regional Leadership Forum (RLF), an Executive Coach with Treeline Consulting, and an Executive Advisor with The Advisory Council. 

Ms. Drewry has extensive international experience in the insurance and financial services industry at the senior management level, as a corporate CIO, business unit CIO and as president of a third party administration subsidiary.

June served two terms as president of SIM International and has earned several awards throughout her career for innovative business use of technology and leadership in information technology. 


 


 

 

 Cliff Higbee  |  Facilitator  |  higbeecw@ldschurch.org | 801.240.3358

Cliff Higbee is the Director of the Management Information Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He received his B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Utah. He is a past Intermountain Chapter president, has served on the SIM Executive Board in several Vice President positions, and chaired the 1994 Annual Interchange Conference. Cliff has been a guest lecturer at Weber State University and The Salt Lake Community College. He holds an elected position on the Salt Lake City School Board and serves on the Advisory Boards for Weber State University and Utah Valley Community College.

 



 

 

 Steven John  | Facilitator  |  sajohn@comcast.net | 651.261.9502

 

 Steven John, Workday’s Strategic Chief Information Officer (CIO), works closely with Workday customer CIOs and IT groups to help them realize the full benefits of Workday and cloud computing. In addition, as an integral part of Workday’s technology leadership team, Steven plays a key role in ensuring Workday continues to adhere to the industry’s highest IT standards and processes.

Steven was most recently the CIO at H. B. Fuller Company, a specialty chemical manufacturer and early Workday customer. Prior to H. B. Fuller, Steven held IT positions with Agriliance, the Society for Information Management, First Health, CIGNA, Unisource Network Services, and Transora, Inc.


For six years, Steven has served as a facilitator for the Society for Information Management’s Leadership Forum. In addition, he is a founding member of the CIO Executive Council, a mentor in the CIO Executive Council’s Pathways program, and a contributing writer to CIO magazine.

In 2006, Steven was selected by Computerworld magazine as one of its Premier 100 IT Leaders. In 2008, he was presented the Leadership award by the CIO Executive Council. In 2009, under Steven’s leadership, H.B. Fuller was ranked 109th out of 500 by InformationWeek magazine as a leader in the use of business technology. In 2010, Steven was also recognized by InformationWeek as a relentless innovator for his work implementing cloud solutions.


Steven holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah and completed graduate work at Temple University.  

 

 


 

 Molly Mahoney  |  Facilitator  |   mmahoney@thefund.com 407-595-4956

Molly Mahoney is responsible for transforming Attorneys’ Title Fund Services’ corporate culture to be "Easy to Work With” across all divisions.  She is also responsible for all corporate level communications, reporting to the CEO.  She is a 2004 RLF graduate and apprentice facilitator for SE RLF.  She serves as President of the SIM Central Florida Chapter and on the Ten Thousand Villages board, a fair trade retailer in Winter Park, FL.

 

 

 


 
Cheryl Morgan  |  Facilitator  |   CAMORGAN@travelers.com  |  860-277-9162

Cheryl has over 24 years’ experience as a leader in both IT and Business. In IT she has led development, testing and various support functions; in the business and operations area, she has led PMOs, testing, shared services and multiple support areas, as well as strategic planning and execution  functions.She is currently a VP at Travelers in Business Insurance. In addition, she has led the creation and direction of several leadership and technical development programs in IT at both CIGNA and Travelers and was instrumental in expanding the use of RLF at CIGNA by establishing an internal program. 

 



Mike Rochelle  | Facilitator  |  mike.rochelle@pobox.com | 214.621.6285

Mike is a results oriented IT leader with demonstrated ability to meet or exceed business goals. He has 20 years of increasing sales, marketing and IT operations, business process renewal and full client lifecycle experience. 

Mike received a B.A. from Ambassador University and an M.B.A. from Azusa Pacific University. He is a graduate of The Society for Information Management's Regional Leadership Forum, founded and has facilitated the Dallas/Fort Worth RLF for 13 years. He is an active member of SIM’s Enterprise Architecture group, and has served on the Dallas SIM Chapter board. Mike currently serves on the board of the Highland Village Parks Foundation and is Cub Master for Pack 1163 and Charter Representative for Troop 99.

Mike is an active outdoorsman, mountain biker, and soccer and ballet dad. Mike resides in Highland Village, TX, with his wife, Arlene and sons, Michael Alexander and Paul Anthony and daughter Erika Marie.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bob Rouse  | Facilitator  | brouse44@gmail.com  314.935.4791

Bob is a founder of the St. Louis SIM Chapter and a Past President of SIM. For 15 years he has facilitated RLFs in the Midwest, Northeast, New York and the Chubb Internal Forum. He has served as a RLF Director for six years. Bob is Professor Emeritus, Computer Science at Washington University; he held many leadership positions at WU, including IT Strategy Director for the School of Medicine, automation lead for the Development Office, Assistant Dean, and Director of the Center for Intelligent Computing Systems. He is President of Red Eagle Advisors, a focused advisory practice for firms seeking leading edge business innovation for people+technology.


 


 

Kevin Ryan  |  Facilitator  |  kevin.ryan@muddybrook.com  | 860.306.4497

Kevin Ryan is currently a Facilitator and Director with the Society for Information Management’s (SIM) Regional Leadership Forum (RLF). He is a 2000 Graduate of RLF and has been involved with SIM at the Chapter and National level since then.

Kevin has extensive executive experience in business and technology at the Senior Management level. He has owned his own eCommerce business, was a Vice President at two Fortune 500 healthcare insurers, and has considerable leadership experience in civic and community roles.

As president of his own eCommerce company from 2007 - 2012, his firm received awards for sales and customer service, developed an eCommerce arrangement with Amazon expanding the relationship from simple re-selling to hosting, inventory management, order-fulfillment, and credit card processing via a full cloud computing environment. He successfully sold this business in 2012 and continues to work in IT consulting and leadership development 


 

Ed Trainor  |  Facilitator  |  ed.trainor@gmail.com | 410.507.9744

Ed Trainor has served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in diverse industries over the past 25 years – i.e., airline, utility, entertainment and railroad. In the mid-1980s he served as CIO for Flying Tigers, the world's largest bulk cargo airline before they were acquired by Federal Express, after which he served as CIO for Southern California Gas Co, one of the nations largest transporters and distributors of natural gas. He next spent over 12 years leading Paramount Pictures’ information systems functions through numerous mergers, acquisitions and business transformation efforts and where he also helped initiate and develop Paramount’s anti-piracy efforts. In early 2007 he accepted the position of CIO for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (aka Amtrak) where he led an enterprise-wide business process transformation effort before retiring in mid-2011. He is a past national President of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and is the co-author of two textbooks on information strategy.  Ed now works as an educator and consultant as well as a facilitator for SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (RLF.)


 Mark Snyder  |  Facilitator  |   

Mark Snyder is a 35 year veteran of the Technology industry.  During that time he has served as Senior Vice President of BRBA, a 150 person niche international technology firm, interim Head of IT for a multi-million member not-for profit organization, and in various Senior Leadership roles with Oracle, James Martin, Keane, Cognizant, MCI, Exxon and others.  In that capacity he has worked and led organizations in North and South America, the United Kingdom, India and the Pacific Rim.  He is currently the IT Director for Quality Assurance for PeopleAnswers, a privately held SaaS provider in the Human Resources market and a member of the Board of Directors of one of the largest legal filing services in Texas.  He has also held a variety of Board and Leadership positions with other companies and not-for-profit organizations. 

Mark holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Engineering from the University of Texas – Arlington.  He is a 2002 graduate of SW RLF and has been co-facilitator of the SW RLF for 10 years.  He is an active SIM member, having served on the DFW Chapter Board of Directors, SIM International Officer Nominating Committee, National Conference Host Committee, National Values and Principles Committee, and the DFW Chapter Marketing Committee.  He also does pro-bono leadership development, organizational development and fund-raising work for a variety of not-for-profit organizations in the North Texas area.

 


 Corky Valenti | Facilitator | cjvalenti1995@yahoo.com | 630.728.0262

Corky has more than 30 years of consulting and leadership experience in strategic  communications, marketing and technical communications, and training design and development for technology firms and IT departments of other businesses.  He is currently Commercial Banking Risk Administration Communications Lead at JPMorgan Chase providing complete internal communications support for the Chief Risk Officer and other Commercial Banking Risk executives. He also serves as New York Metro Forum Facilitator and Communications Consultant for RLF and most recently was Assistant Vice President, IT Communications for the Chubb Corporation, responsible for leading IT strategic internal and external communications and providing consulting and support for the Global CIO and IT senior leadership team and ensuring communications best practices within the IT department.  Prior to Chubb, he held similar positions with Aon, Acxiom Corporation, Platinum Technologies, Andersen Consulting, and several software companies. Corky holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana and an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Human Factors from Rice University.

Corky has been involved with RLF since 2004, first helping to market the program at Aon and Chubb, then graduating from the program in 2007. He completed the Hartford LDR program in 2009.  He continued to support the RLF program within Chubb and worked with the facilitators on various curriculum and marketing projects and served as a substitute facilitator. He received the Friend of RLF Award at SIMposium in 2012.

 


 

Madeline Weiss  |  Facilitator  |   madeline.weiss@verizon.net  | 301.229.8062

Madeline is President of Weiss Associates, Inc., a consulting firm ­specializing in strategy and change, particularly related to ­information management and technology. Utilizing her experience of over 30 years in management, organization strategy and change, and information technology, she consults for business, government, universities, and professional organizations. She is Program Director of SIM's Advanced Practices Council and has been an officer of SIM. Madeline has been an RLF facilitator since 1994.  She develops and conducts internal leadership programs for organizations as well.

   



 

Phil Zwieg  |  Facilitator  |   pzwieg46@gmail.com  414.840.4477

Phil is currently a principal with Z-Sharp, LLC. a consulting business that focuses on offshoring, IT strategy, IT measurement and IT organization. He retired as a Vice President in the Information Systems department at Northwestern Mutual, where he was responsible for all infrastructure and IT operations activities. Prior to joining the Northwestern, he was head of the Information Systems organization at We Energies. Phil received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his MBA from Marquette University. He is on the adjunct faculty of the graduate business school at Marquette University. Phil is a member of the Board of Directors of Lad Lake, Inc. and has been a member of the Society for Information Management and the Wisconsin Chapter for over 20 years, serving in board roles at both the national and local level. He currently serves as the President of the Wisconsin Chapter.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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