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2018 DAMA - MN Board Members


2136 Ford Parkway #173

St. Paul, MN 55116


Deepak Bhaskar


President's email : 
Deepak is a Data Governance Consultant and has worked numerous years in various Data Governance and Data Management roles in SaaS, Utilities, Financial services and Legal industries. He is currently the Manager for Data Strategy and Acquisition at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, MN. He is also a senior member of IEEE. Feel free to connect with him

Carolyn Lewis
Communications Officer
Carolyn is a past President of DAMA-MN and now returns to her original Board position of Communications Officer.  She has led data governance and data management organizations for more than 10 years at several large organizations.  She is currently the manager of data governance at Prime Therapeutics.  Carolyn was one of the first in the US to receive her CDMP after DAMA-I took over the testing.  Feel free to connect via LinkedIn at

Mike Striefel
Facilities Officer


Noelle Rude
Member Services Officer


Noelle is serving her first term as Member Services Officer for DAMA MN. Noelle is a Data and Information Governance leader for Thrivent Financial and has worked in the financial services, healthcare and insurance industries in the areas of data governance, program/project management, risk management and information technology. Feel free to connect via LinkedIn at



Steven Amusan
Finance Officer   


Steven is serving his first time as Finance Officer for DAMA-MN. Steven is currently a Project Coordinator for Data Governance Risk Management and Compliance at US Bank. Steven has experience in both the public and private sectors in the areas of project management, risk management and reporting. Feel free to connect via LinkedIn

Kenny Kalejaiye
Programs Officer

Frank Kadwell
Web Services Officer


Frank Kadwell is a data management consultant and has been a consultant for many years working in all facets of data management including Data Governance, Integration, Data Quality, Master Data Management, and Predictive Analytics.  Verticals include health care finance, retail, higher education, and government.  This is Frank's third year on the DAMA-MN board and is currently a PhD candidate at Capella University.  Feel free to connect via LinkedIn at 












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