Gillian Power

Chief Information Officer, Lathrop & Gage LLP

Gillian is the CIO for Lathrop & Gage LLP. She is responsible for aligning the information strategy of the firm with its strategic plan. Gillian overseas technology, information services and information governance and management.

Gillian came out as a transgender woman in 2014 and with the full support of her firm’s management, successfully transitioned in her role as CIO. She serves on her firm’s Diversity Committee and on the UMKC Chancellors LGBT Council. She is a member of the KC Diversity Consortium. She is a founding member of Transfinity KC - a choir for trans singers and allies in Kansas City and has served on the board of the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project.

Gillian received her master’s degree in technology from the Durban University of Technology in South Africa where she grew up. She is currently pursuing an MBA at the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management. She is happily married to her wife of 13 years and together are raising two spirited daughters.