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Patricia Connolly Stephan

Chair, Risk Leadership Initiative Advisory Board
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+1 (952) 428 8068
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Patricia Stephan is the Blanch Research Fellow working with Dr. Peter Young on risk and global leadership initiatives at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business. Pat is currently in University of St. Thomas Leadership Doctorate program and is writing her dissertation on risk leadership and information technology partnerships in an emerging market setting. Pat completed her M.B.A. at St. Thomas and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. She holds a B.A. in management information systems and business.

Pat is an Information Technology leader with extensive experience in IT strategy, LEAN operations, systems development, supply chain management and vendor management. She is Managing Director at Cashel Rock Associates, an independent consultant firm providing CIO advisory services to global firms on various IT topics including service management, transformation and strategy. In her most recent corporate role, Pat worked for Polaris where she lead teams to transform IT, grow technical services and support an advancing, global enterprise. At Target Corporation, Pat held several senior leadership positions in infrastructure, systems development, operations, service management and strategy. She has extensive experience with enterprise software, ITSM optimization, multi-shore workforce, vendor negotiation and quality management. Pat enjoys developing talent and has led several career coaching, recruiting and global workforce planning initiatives at both Polaris and Target. She has been recognized internationally for her leadership in building highly effective, global teams. Prior to corporate roles, she was an IT consultant with KPMG focused on risk management and disaster recovery in the finance and insurance sectors.

Pat is from St. Paul, MN and enjoys travel, music and sports with her husband and two children. She has served on the Board of Directors for local non-profit organizations and has consulted with various organizational leaders on Corporate Social Responsibility and community giving.

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