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David Behen


David leads the IT function across the enterprise, aligning technology with La-Z-Boy’s business objectives. In this critical role, he will ensure optimal technology performance and cybersecurity for the company in support of La-Z-Boy’s future growth and success across our manufacturing and retail operations. David has over 15 years of progressive IT leadership and development experience. Prior to joining La Z Boy, David spent six and half years as a Cabinet member for Governor Rick Snyder as the Director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget and Chief Information Officer for the State of Michigan.

David earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University, where he also received his Bachelor’s degree. He has served as a keynote speaker, expert panelist, and moderator for national and international audiences providing expertise on information technology, cybersecurity, data management, and leadership.

David and his wife, Rosalie, have three children, Isabel, 17, Josh, 15, and Olivia, 12. He has a passion for running, baseball, volleyball and enjoys coaching his son’s team.

Speaking in:

Sunday Jan 13
12:15 - 12:45 PM
Innovation Stage, Level 4
Innovation ultimately doesn’t begin with new technology -- it begins by having the right foundation in place to implement and utilize that technology. Join our panel as they share their experiences on building those fundamentals for success... Read more