CIO Panel -Navigating the Leadership Journey While Balancing Life

We are excited to announce the re-launch of the Orange County network of WITI. Our inaugural event will be held right in the heart of OC!

With the recent buzz created by Sheryl Sandberg’s book \\\"Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead\\\", we invite you to join us for an enticing event with a panel of OC CIO\\\'s sharing their leadership journey, the challenges they faced, and their discovery of what transferable skills they found invaluable. Michelle Bergquist, CEO and Co-Founder of Connected Women of Influence, will be moderating our panel with Julie St John, CIO from The Capital Group Companies, and Lynn Ryan, CIO from loanDepot.

Featured Speaker(s)

Julie St. John is Chief Information Officer and President of Information Technology Group and Investment Operations for The Capital Group Companies. She joined the executive management team of Capital in 2007. Prior to her current role at Capital, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Fannie Mae.

Julie has broad experience in strategy and planning, transformational program management, and all aspects of global technology management. She values the role technology can play in enabling the business, and is a member of the Capital Group Companies Board of Directors in recognition of her contributions to the business. Ms. St. John holds an MBA in Finance from Florida State University and a B.A. in English and Political Science from the University of Michigan. She is a CPA, licensed in Florida, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. St. John was recognized as one of InfoWorld’s Most Influential CTOs and has received the Gartner CIO Choice Award and the Computerworld Premier 100 CIO Award. She was also included in the Wall Street Journal & Technology\'s 2008 Gold Book.

Lynn Ryan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of loanDepot. She joined the Executive Management team in February 2013. Prior to her current role, she was Senior Vice President and CIO of CIT Group Inc. Prior to CIT, she held CIO positions with NovaStar Financial Inc., Ameriquest Capital Corp. (Ameriquest and Argent Mortgage) and Sanwa Bank.

Ryan has been a speaker and panel moderator in financial services, banking, IT, and professional association conferences addressing a variety of IT and business topics. She served as a mentor in the CIO Pathways Program and was a Business Executive Advisor to six University of California institutions programs providing guidance for IT curriculum improvement and graduate and intern employment readiness. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and has participated in executive IT and business programs at Harvard University, the University of Colorado and California State University

Schedule of Events

6:30pm - Registration, Networking and Appetizers
6:50pm - WITI OC Introductions and Speakers
7:15pm - CIO Panel discussion
8:15pm - Questions and Answers
8:30pm - Adjourn

Meeting Notes

Additional parking is available in both the front of the Capital Group main building, as well as the parking structure to the right of the main entrance.