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SIM Indianapolis President

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Warren Lenard has been positioned as a senior IT leader for more than half his career, which spans over 30 years. He has worked for large and mid-size companies spanning vertical markets such as retail, entertainment & media and legal.

His career began in retail at Associated Dry Goods where in his first position he found himself in a leadership position. It was there that he led a data entry team, but also built and supported the organization’s first PC applications. Upon ADG closing its doors Warren transitioned to the legal industry where he worked for two major law firms. During this period, he developed applications and provided extensive training for all associates from paralegals through partners.

After a short consulting period building applications for insurance and collection firms, Warren made the move to the entertainment & media industry where he would spend the next 18 years working for the likes of Showtime Networks, Viacom, New Line Cinema and Lifetime Entertainment. It was a pivotal career moment as he transitioned over to the technology and infrastructure side of the house leading teams on network and systems architecture and design, data center builds and migrations not to mention building, developing and mentoring organizations further establishing himself as a proven leader and visionary.

Another pivotal moment in his career Warren transitioned to the retail and distribution world where he has worked for top leading brands restructuring and rebuilding their technology organizations as well as elevating their technology portfolios and redefining process and procedure to achieve operational excellence.

Warren currently works for Finish Line based in Indianapolis as Vice President of Technology and Operations where is responsible for all omni-channel technologies, infrastructure, operations and support, quality assurance, business relationship management and the PMO. He is very active in the technology industry participating in various organizations such as the Society for Information Management (SIM) where he currently serves as VP of Membership.

He is an active volunteer through Finish Line’s Youth Foundation and generously offers his time as a mentor to a number of professionals. Warren was born and raised in New York, but has recently been living in Carmel, Indiana with his wife and two children.

SIM Indianapolis President-Elect


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SIM Indianapolis VP Membership

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Teresa Conroy-Roth draws upon more than 20 years of experience leading information technology programs, and talent management initiatives.

She is Director at AXIA Consulting for the Mid-West. AXIA is a premier systems integration firm that provides technology and business consulting services to middle-market and Fortune 500 companies as well as government agencies. Prior to joining AXIA, she successfully led national and international technology and end-user transformation programs for General Electric, Pactiv, Glaxo Smith-Kline, Eastman Kodak, and ITT Technical Institute.

Conroy-Roth earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Political Science from Hiram College. She actively serves on Technology Advisory Boards of SIM-Indianapolis, Harrison College and Devry UniversityShe has led multiple non-profit boards including Women and Hi-Tech, ALS, Help Desk Institute, and Hiram College Alumni Board.

SIM Indianapolis VP Programs

Matt Selm's profile photoMatt Selm
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Matt is a 20+ year IT professional in the Indianapolis market. He started his career in consulting with Crowe (then Crowe Chizek) and held various leadership roles at Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG), TriMedx , Medexcel, Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) and most recently at Byrider in Carmel, IN.

Matt lives in Zionsville with his wife and two sons.

He is a leader in the Boy Scouts of America organization, active coach for his son’s sporting teams, and a closet personal finance geek.

SIM Indianapolis VP CIO Roundtable

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Tom brings over 35 years of corporate and consulting experience to Fusion Alliance. He spent the last 22 years of his career partnered with Doug Brown working to build Fusion Alliance into a recognized leader in the consulting industry. Currently, as Partner, President, and COO, Tom works with the Fusion leadership team to set the strategic and tactical direction for the firm. In addition, Tom operationally oversees Fusion’s Indianapolis corporate office while working with the Cincinnati and Columbus offices. Tom has spent his career focused on working with customers to enable the successful planning and execution of core business objectives across a wide range of industries.

Prior to Fusion, Tom held multiple executive leadership positions in sales/marketing, delivery and recruiting, while helping build two successful consulting firms in the Indiana marketplace. His experience also includes opening a branch office with a large national firm and building a consulting firm from the ground up, in both cases opening new markets across the Midwest and surrounding regions. 

Tom is passionate about faith, family, Fusion, and football. He works with several faith-based organizations in the community and serves as a board member of his church. Tom and lovely wife, Sharon, are blessed with three wonderful children, James, Katie, and John, along with two grandchildren, Kennedy and Sloane. He resides in Carmel, Indiana, where he has actively participated in the Carmel Dad’s Club, serving as head coach for the Carmel PUPS travel football team for over 10 years. 

SIM Indianapolis Treasurer

/var/folders/w4/fgjwnh694dx1rslvy7znzf3r0000gp/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/smontgomery.jpgScot Montgomery
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Scot has an extensive and proven record of delivering measurable business value through technology and process improvements within the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Franchising, Hospitality, Real Estate, Finance, Retail, Compliance, and Software Development industries. He leads by example with a results-oriented, consultative approach to building highly productive teams to achieve innovative and strategic business objectives. He is a seasoned change manager skilled at integrating people, technology, and processes on a global scale.

Scot is currently with Covance managing multiple IT programs with teams in North America, Europe, and Asia. 

SIM Indianapolis Outreach/Philanthropy

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Gail is a Vice President and Executive Partner at Gartner where she partners with CIO and other executive clients as a trusted advisor, focusing in particular on global technology and business strategy planning, cost optimization, and helping her clients build high-performance teams.

Gail’s degree in computer science (Bowling Green State University) led to a career of expanding responsibility in information technology at Public Service Indiana, Emery Air Freight and Georgia-Pacific. She then received her MBA at Krannert School of Management before joining Cummins, where she eventually became VP of global information technology and CIO.

After Cummins, Gail took a "reverse sabbatical“ returning to Purdue as Visiting Professor at Purdue Polytechnic where she co-taught a Women in Technology course. She developed a CIO

Leadership course as well as a study abroad program that allowed students to visit India over spring break to learn about the IT services industry.

She also worked with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) where she launched the Affinity Group Alliance, allowing affinity groups and networking organizations across the globe to share promising practices and provide members access to cutting-edge research-based strategies for recruiting, retaining and advancing women.

Outside of work, Gail is active in the community as a past-president and emeritus board member of Women & Hi Tech, Outreach Chair for the Indianapolis Chapter of the Society for Information Management, and active volunteer and board Secretary at Techpoint Foundation for Youth.

Gail lives in Indianapolis with her husband Art, a professor at IUPUI. Their grown daughters live with their husbands in England and Lithuania.

SIM Indianapolis Marketing

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Amee has been with Community Health Network for 20 years, the last 8 years in the IT department. She started out her IT career as an applications analyst bringing her clinical background to help build the new EMR. Amee quickly became a leader on the team as the team lead and then became the manager overseeing maintenance projects.

Amee is currently the IT Director over the  EMR applications in the ambulatory, oncology, and women’s services spaces of CHNW.

SIM Indianapolis Governance

/var/folders/w4/fgjwnh694dx1rslvy7znzf3r0000gp/T/com.microsoft.Word/WebArchiveCopyPasteTempFiles/cassady2.jpgHeather Cassady
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Heather is a senior technology leader with over 10 years’ experience in IT program and project management, process improvement, risk and compliance management. Her career spans a variety of industries, including publishing, banking, commercial real estate, insurance, and most recently energy. It is Heather’s belief in developing and building up others which drives her leadership style, her investment in our youth, and her engagement in the greater technology community.

Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Indiana Wesleyan University.