John Ladley

John is an information Technology Thought Leader with 30 years experience in strategic planning, design and implementation of enterprise information management solutions. Experienced and knowledgeable capabilities are balanced between business technology strategy and planning efforts, and the practical solution of business problems.

Specialties: Recognized authority and speaker on enterprise information management, information architectures, data governance, MDM, data quality, BI and Analytics, business intelligence, data warehouse and knowledge management. 

Has extensive experience in insurance, financial services, manufacturing, transportation and consumer products industries. His books are becoming the authoritative sources for Information Management and Data Governance. John is currently examining the role of Chief Data Officer and assisting several organizations with data strategies.


Linda Bevolo

Technology and Banking professional who focuses on data to deliver quality products.
 Bob Schmidt

Develop systems to move workers up the knowledge ladder, create value, and build community.

Specialties:Data Modeling / entrepreneurship

  Valerie Torstenson
 2015 Officers:

 Will Gainey - President

Over the past 18 years as a data solutions provider, Will has developed his qualifications via strategic planning and project design/implementation in various public and private IT organizations/ industries.  Will’s career aspirations have led him to help organizations learn to save millions in excess IT spending while leveraging facts to make informed decisions. 

Through Will’s aptitude and experience, he has trended his career towards leveraging his collaborative nature to learn, listen and influence data management practices.  This includes processes, technologies and innovative ideas while, at the same time, providing strategic guidance on enterprise data policies and guidelines around quality, security, privacy, accessibility and data interoperability. 

Eric Bless -  VP Treasury

Over 30 years systems development experience with 15+ years data architecture experience provides me with a well rounded background in both the technical considerations on the IT side as well as the business side whose solutions IT is endeavoring to address. I enjoy working in an environment where I can make a difference by using my background & experience.

I have learned to be flexible and pragmatic in the different roles I've played in my career, having worked in structured & 
matrixed organizations, employing waterfall, agile/scrum and combinations of various project management methodologies, with a variety of technologies and implementations. 

Micheal Anderson - VP Marketing and Communications

Data Warehouse Professional with strong experience in building and leading successful analytic solutions for the Healthcare, Electric Utility, Telecom, and Manufacturing industries. Background includes Data Architect, Data Modeler, Enterprise Architect, IT Strategist, ETL Developer, Programmer, and Project Manager. I am a highly skilled Lead Data Architect who can provide solutions to complex problems, by delivering timely and budgeted solutions that drive business revenue, identify cost reductions, and provide insight into new market opportunities.

Bob Schmidt - VP Membership

Valerie Torstenson - VP Program