Sarah Engstrom

CISO and VP IT Security, Productivity & Privacy - CHS Inc.

Sarah Engstrom is Chief Information Security Officer at CHS, Inc. Located in Inver Grove Heights, MN, CHS, Inc. is a farmer-owned cooperative in energy, agriculture and financial services - serving a diverse set of domestic and international customers. Sarah joined CHS in December 2015 and is responsible for building an information security program that spans governance, compliance, architecture and incident management. In addition to security, Sarah leads data privacy and employee productivity for the organization.

Sarah spent the last 13 years of her career with Target in a senior leadership role for both Information Technology and Information Security organizations. She has experienced and navigated significant challenges as well as multiple organizational changes in the security industry. She is excited to bring her expertise to a new organization and establish a program that supports culture, builds trust and fosters open collaboration and problem-solving.

Sarah's passions extend beyond the corporate realm. She is very active in fitness, health and well-being, yoga and travel. These passions enable her to provide an open, supportive and nurturing environment to her co-workers and team - a means to differentiate herself in an otherwise stressful and tumultuous field.

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