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Senior Vice President, IT Chief Financial Officer and Chief Procurement OfficerNationwide Insurance
Senior Vice President, IT Chief Financial Officer and Chief Procurement Officer
Angie Klett is senior vice president IT CFO and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO). As CFO, Angie is a strategic business partner to CIO Mike Keller, providing financial planning and reporting on the $1B+ IT budget. Since a great deal of technology spend is sourced externally from suppliers, there’s a tight link to Angie’s responsibilities as CPO where she leads $4B of strategic sourcing and procurement for Nationwide.
Previously, Angie served as Vice President CFO for P&C Personal Lines and Standard Commercial lines where she was responsible for developing the 5-year financial plan, forecasting and reporting for both agency and direct.
Angie began her career as an accountant in the financial services side of Nationwide. She held a number of roles in finance before jumping into the property and casualty business where she spent nearly half of her career in leadership positions across sales and service centers, marketing, and product management.
Angie holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Chartered Financial Consultant designation and is a CPA. She currently serves as Treasurer and chair of the finance committee on the Berger Health System board in her local community of Circleville Ohio. Additionally, she and her husband own and operate Burr Oak Nursery on their 70 acres.
SVP Hilton Supply ManagementHilton
SVP Hilton Supply Management
Anu Saxena, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Hilton’s procurement organization, Hilton Supply Management, is on the Washington Business Journal’s 2018 “40 Under 40” list. Saxena joins other business professionals under the age of 40 who have shown a strong record of innovation in their fields, outstanding performance in business and a clear track record of meaningful community involvement.
Saxena is recognized for her experience leading and transforming the world’s largest global procurement organization focused on the hospitality industry. Her team sources $4 billion worth of goods and services across 103 countries for more than 5,000 hotels around the world.
Saxena serves on the Board of Directors for D.C. Safe, a nonprofit organization that assists survivors of domestic violence in the Washington, D.C. area.
Saxena is also the leadership advocate for Hilton's Asian & Pacific Islander Team Member Resource Group, an affinity network that fosters an inclusive corporate culture and promotes professional growth and development. “We know our people are our greatest asset and Anu is an example with her strong leadership, sharp business acumen and the tremendous positive impact that comes with her commitment to giving back to the community,” said Matthew W. Schuyler, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton.
Prior to her current role, Saxena was Vice President, Product Management for Hilton Global Brand Services & Innovation. She established the Product Advisory Council with top ownership, management, and real estate companies, and led the design, development, and commercialization of products for all Hilton brands globally.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the Washington Business Journal and to share the stage with distinguished business leaders from across the region,” Saxena said.
A native of India, Saxena came to the U.S. to pursue her undergraduate degree, earning her bachelor's degree from Ohio State University.
Vice President, Procurement and Contract ManagementAARP
Robert L. Khan
Vice President, Procurement and Contract Management
Robert Khan is the Vice President of Procurement and Contract Management for AARP, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping people ages 50 and older to improve their quality of life as they age. Robert is responsible for leading the procurement efforts to efficiently and effectively enable business units and functional partners to maximize the value they receive from suppliers to achieve their objectives. This includes working with the stakeholder(s) to assess business requirements and acquire goods or services that meet their needs.
Prior to joining AARP, Robert was the Vice President of Shared Financial Services for the National Geographic Society where he oversaw Accounting Operations such as P2P process, Credit and Collections, Customer Payment Processing, Billing, Payroll, as well as Credit Risk and Analysis.
Before joining National Geographic Robert was the Vice President of Accounting Operations at Discovery Communications Inc.; where, he was responsible for the Domestic Shared Services Center that included Account Payable, Credit and Collections, Billing, Payroll, Procurement, and the Travel & Procurement Credit Card Program.
Robert has a B.S. degree in accounting and business management from the University of Maryland. He lives in Bowie, Maryland with his wife, Patricia and daughters, Melissa and Morgan.
Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement OfficerUS Bank
Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer
Tom D. Lutz joined U.S. Bancorp as Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer in April, 2008. He is responsible for the corporate procurement organization involved with strategic sourcing, vendor management, and supplier diversity. Since joining U.S. Bancorp nine years ago, Tom has focused on delivering significantly greater value across the enterprise through more effective internal alignment, improved vendor relationships, strategic talent management, and a shareholder-centric view of operating costs and business practices.
Tom has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of procurement, supply chain management, and information systems. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Tom spent twenty years with General Mills in a variety of roles, and three years with Pulte Homes as National Vice President of Procurement.
Tom is a native of Minnesota, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Systems Analysis from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.
SVP, Head of Supply Chain ManagementWells Fargo
SVP, Head of Supply Chain Management
Greg Schmid is Senior Vice President and Head of Supply Chain Management at Wells Fargo & Company. In this role, Greg is responsible for enterprise expense reduction strategies, overseeing supplier negotiations, mitigating third party risk, and leading the company’s global source-to-settle procurement strategy. In support of social responsibility initiatives, Greg leads Wells Fargo’s commitment to supplier diversity by integrating certified diverse suppliers into strategic sourcing activities, connecting with communities through outreach programs, and supporting environmental sustainability initiatives.
Joining Wells Fargo in 2000, Greg became involved in the company’s initial strategic sourcing effort and has been instrumental in building Wells Fargo’s current supply chain capabilities. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Greg held various supply chain and engineering positions in aerospace, industrial automation, and automotive industries.
Greg earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Michigan State University and his master’s degree from Keller Graduate School of Management in Phoenix, Arizona.