CodeCrush IT Leaders Panel

CodeCrush IT Leaders Panel. Sue Thaden of CRi, Susan Courtney of BCBS of NE, Heather Richardson of Mutual of Omaha, Mayi Arora of Union Pacific, and Colleen Schinker of HDR.

CRi participated in UNO’s CodeCrush Fall 2017 Immersion Experience Event on Nov. 15. Our CEO, Sue Thaden, provided insights along with other leaders from the IT community on the IT Leaders Panel. The CodeCrush Immersion Experiences were created to show 8th and 9th-grade girls and their mentoring teachers the world of IT. For three days and four nights, the UNO College of Information Science and Technology inspires girls and their teachers to take a deeper look at IT through hands-on experiences with emerging IT fields such as bioinformatics, IT innovation, music technology and cybersecurity.

About UNO’s CodeCrush

Launched in 2013, CodeCrush has grown to be the largest iSTEM immersion experience for girls and their teachers in the Midwest. CodeCrush is an initiative of the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science and Technology’s Women in IT Initiative, a community-run task force built to increase the number of women entering the IT workforce.

For more information on CodeCrush, please visit their website.


I’m a Digital Marketing Engineer who’s been with CRi since 2017 in Omaha, NE.  At CRi I strategize, manage, and execute marketing activities including SEO, Social Media, Direct Marketing, Event Marketing, Competitive Research, Industry Research, and Content Development. I have over 17 years of experience in marketing & branding, and have a degree from Wayne State College with a concentration in marketing. In my free time I enjoy fidgeting with new technologies, going fishing, boating, and sharing all those things with my family.