Addy Newsom

CIO Project Coordinator

State of Tennessee

Addy Newsom joined the State of Tennessee in the fall of 2013 to serve as the Chief Information Officer’s project coordinator and executive assistant. In 2018, Stephanie Dedmon was named the first female CIO for the State of Tennessee. Dedmon invited Addy to join in this journey and further developed her roles and responsibilities within the State’s highly centralized enterprise IT organization, Strategic Technology Solutions (STS).

As the right hand of the CIO, Addy leads special projects, performs research, develops presentations and speeches, designs marketing and communications materials, manages STS and TeamTN webpages, and tracks organizational metrics and KPIs, etc. -- all while providing full administrative support to the CIO. Addy has supported many projects within STS, several of which have had large statewide impact. She also serves as staff to the Information Systems Council and the TN Cybersecurity Advisory Council.

She holds a Master’s of Professional Science (MPS) in Strategic Leadership from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). In 2018, she was selected by executive leadership and peers within her organization to be part of the inaugural Finance and Administration Leadership Academy. Following this merit, Addy was then selected by the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Team to represent the Department of Finance and Administration at the Governor’s Accelerated Leadership Institute (ALI). Shse also is a member of Women in Numbers (WIN), Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT), the Greater Nashville Technology Council (GNTC), and she works closely with the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) in support of Tennessee’s membership.

A Tennessee native, Addy was born in Athens, TN and raised in Memphis, TN. She has called Nashville home since 2010, and currently resides in Nolensville, TN with her husband and their two-year-old daughter.

Anna Pannier

Vice President of Technology

Centauri Health Solutions

Anna Pannier is Vice President of Technology with Centauri Health Solutions. Anna has been a healthcare technology leaders and informaticist for over 25 years, with a career spanning national and regional health systems, solution vendors, public health and health plans. She is the immediate past president of American College of Healthcare Executives of Middle Tennessee, actively engaged with TN HIMSS, CHIME, HIMSS National Innovation Council and Nashville Technology Council.

Jonathan Tate

Chief Data Officer

Louisiana Pacific

Jonathan is a passionate executive leader with an extensive background in driving technology and business innovation, strategy, and team leadership to successfully deliver results. His broad experience spans successful IT and business roles at Walmart, Nike, Healthcare, and Louisiana Pacific where Johnathan currently serves as Chief Data Officer leading an enterprise Data and Analytics organization as well as IT Operations and Infrastructure. Johnathan is a strong advocate of programs that develop IT talent and leadership in the Middle TN market, and he considers himself a life-time learner always in pursuit of learning and teaching those around him. As a leader he seeks to surround himself with smart people to motivate and inspire them to accomplish incredible results.

Joseph Preciado

Senior Director, Enterprise Technology Services


Joseph Preciado is Senior Director, Enterprise Technology Services for Asurion, the trusted partner of many of the world’s largest and most respected brands, dedicated to helping over 300 million customers simplify and enhance their lives by unlocking the potential of technology.  He is accountable for internal support and employee experience, enabling Asurion’s 17,000 employees to innovate rapidly and create solutions that make tech easy and simple for customers.  Joseph has more than 25 years’ experience in information technology and infrastructure spanning healthcare, manufacturing and retail.

Karen Brake

Director of Information Systems


In her role as Director of Information Systems for Nissan North America, Karen has executive responsibility for the management, delivery and support of Nissan’s Aftersales and Quality technology solutions and portfolio.  Prior to joining Nissan, Karen was a Technology and Finance leader for Bridgestone Americas as well as a Computer Assurance consultant in Deloitte’s Dallas and Nashville offices.  She has directed transformation programs across North America and globally as well as led Enterprise Architecture and Infrastructure services groups.  Karen received her MS in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas and BS in Management and Accounting from the University of Tennessee.

Keith Aulson

Vice President, Information Technology

Ingram Barge

Bio coming soon!

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