Tom Ridge

Honorary Chairman
Tom Ridge
Ridge Global

Tom Ridge is Chairman of Ridge Global. He served as the first US Secretary of Homeland Security, and is known worldwide as an expert on cyber security, international security and risk management issues.

  • The first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security
  • The first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • In the above role, worked with more than 180,000 employees from a combined 22 agencies to create an agency that facilitated the flow of people and goods, instituted layered security at air, land and seaports, developed a unified national response and recovery plan, protected critical infrastructure, integrated new technology and improved information sharing worldwide
  • Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served six terms
  • Twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania. He served as the state's 43rd governor from 1995 to 2001
  • His aggressive technology strategy helped fuel the state's advances in economic development, education, health care and the environment.
  • Board Member of the Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Board Member of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress
  • Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's National Security Task Force.
  • Harvard graduate, with honors
  • Law degree from Penn State-Dickinson Law
  • Served in Viet Nam as infantry staff sergeant for the U.S. Army
  • Awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
Phil Bond

Executive Director
Phil Bond

Phil Bond is one of America’s most honored technology policy experts. A former US Undersecretary of Commerce for Technology, his 25-plus year career in Washington has included numerous citations for his leadership roles in the Executive branch, on Capitol Hill, at major high technology companies, and associations.

  • Served four years as Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for Technology and also served as Chief of Staff to Commerce Secretary Donald Evans
  • Named to the Federal 100, the annual listing by Federal Computer Week of the most influential people in government technology;
  • Served as Deputy Chair of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, a federation of more than 70 national technology associations around the world;
  • Named a Tech Titan in Washingtonian Magazine’s annual listing of tech leaders;
  • Recognized by Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, as one of The Fabulous Fifty, a listing of the most powerful staff in Congress
  • Served as Senior Vice President of Government Relations for Monster Worldwide, the world’s largest online career site, and General Manager of Monster Government Solutions
  • Served as Director of Federal Public Policy for the Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Served as Chief of Staff to the late Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn (R-WA)
  • Was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs under then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney
David Powell

Vice Chairman
David Powell
CyberMaryland / CyberUSA

David Powell is the Chief Executive Officer for the Federal Business Council (FBC).  David is the co-founder of CyberUSA.  He and his team have developed many cyber initiatives, including The CyberMaryland Advisory Board & Conference, The CyberTexas Conference, The National Cyber Map, The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame and the original Federal Information Assurance Conference.  He is currently spearheading multiple initiatives geared to defining and advancing cyber throughout the country. FBC also works extensively within the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and Civilian Agencies of the United States Government to produce mission-specific training events, exercises, meetings, industry outreach programs, conferences and expositions.

David currently serves as a Board Member or Advisor for:

  • The US Army Cavalry and Armor Association (Fort Benning, GA)
  • The CyberMaryland Advisory Board (Baltimore, MD)
  • CyberUSA Advisory Board (Washington, DC)
  • Cyber Resilience Institute (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Network (Sedona, AZ)
  • Commission on the Future (Columbia, MD)
  • Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Tom Hopcroft

Advisory Board Member
Tom Hopcroft

Tom Hopcroft is President and CEO of the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC), the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy-makers.

  • Founded and led the New England Business and Technology Association
  • Merged with the Mass Software Council in 2005 and later the Mass Network Communications Council in 2009 to form what is today the largest technology organization in the New England with 500+ member companies ranging from early stage start-up to global enterprise across the entire tech ecosystem.
  • Massachusetts attorney and former adjunct professor at Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration
  • Chairman of the Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy Committee on the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
  • Board Member of MassRobotics
  • Board Member MassTLC Education Foundation
  • Board Member of the Technology Councils of North America
Larry Letow

Advisory Board Member
Larry Letow, CEO, ​CyberCX
Advisory Board Chair, CyberMaryland

Larry Letow is the CEO of CyberCX US Region.  As CEO, Mr. Letow is leading CyberCX’s US expansion as one of the largest global cyber security services companies.   He has worked with many companies in leadership roles over the past 35 years include four companies through exit.

  • Former Executive Vice President of Myriddian, LLC
  • Former Operating Partner, Interprise Partners
  • Former CEO and President of Intelligent ID/OnGuard Systems
  • Former CEO and President of Convergence
  • Speaker on cyber security for Federal News Radio
  • Co-Founder/Co-Chairman for National Cyber Security Hall of Fame
  • Executive Committee for CyberUSA / CyberMaryland
  • State of Maryland Cyber Task Commission
  • Maryland Corridor Person of the Year
  • Howard County Tech Legend
  • Board Member – Board of Visitors, Towson University
  • Chairman of Respite Retreats
Rick Geritz

Advisory Board Member
Rick Geritz
CyberMaryland / CyberUSA

Rick Geritz is the CEO and Founder of LifeJourney, a technology platform designed to inspire our nation’s youth to "Test Drive” what their future would be like to follow careers in the Cyber and STEM fields. A serial entrepreneur, he has spent the last 20 years building early stage companies.

  • Former President and CEO of BDMetrics, an online business matchmaking technology for the tradeshow industry
  • Former President and GM of SafeNet’s VPN software, hardware and silicon businesses
  • Executive Vice President and a board member at Rockville based ICARUS Corporation – an engineering simulation software company where he led the company's worldwide product, operations, and until its sale to Aspen Technology (NASDAQ; AZPN)
  • Speaker on network security on TV and radio shows such as “Today”
  • Holds a patent for online business networking
  • Named one of Baltimore’s “Top 40 under 40” executives, and “Innovator of the Year”
  • Board Member of The Howard County Hospital
  • Board Member of The Cyber Incubator at UMBC
  • Co-founder of the CyberMaryland initiative.
R. Jane Ginn

Advisory Board Member
R. Jane Ginn, MSIA, MRP
Cyber Threat Intelligence Network
CyberColorado / CyberArizona

Jane Ginn has over 30 years of international business experience in engineering consulting, information technology, and cyber threat intelligence.

  • Co-Founder of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Network, Inc., a U.S. company serving customers in No. America, Europe, and Asia
  • Secretary of the OASIS Threat Actor Context – Technical Committee (TAC TC) on Semantic Technology development for globally available linked data on threat actors
  • Board Member of the Cyber Resilience Institute (CRI), the primary sponsor of the Sports-ISAO
  • Expert panelist on election fraud dispute resolution
  • Curriculum Developer for training of threat intelligence analysts for ISAOs and Universities
  • Former Secretary of the OASIS Cyber Threat Intelligence - Technical Committee (CTI-TC) on STIX/TAXII standards development
  • Former Technical Adviser to the European Network Information & Security Agency (ENISA) Threat Landscape Stakeholders' Group
  • Adviser to five Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Commerce on international trade issues
  • Master of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) from Norwich University
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science & Regional Planning (MRP) from Washington State University
  • Fellow at Washington State University’s Institute for Resource Management
Joe Sanchez

Advisory Board Member
Joe Sanchez

Joe Sanchez is the Executive Director of the CyberTexas Foundation. He is an executive experienced in military and community activities involving Intelligence, Cyber Operations and Security, Education and Legislative matters.

A 6th generation Texan, Joe Sanchez is an executive experienced in military and community activities involving Intelligence, Information Technology Operations and Security, Education, Innovation and Legislative matters. A local “social entrepreneur and technology evangelist,” Joe established a prominent Cyber Security educational base in San Antonio and has helped promote the growth of local cybersecurity industries and associations. Joe served in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives as a Congressional Fellow. He currently is the Chief, Network Operations, 625 AF Operations Center, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland.

Doug DePeppe

Advisory Board Member
Doug DePeppe

Doug DePeppe has practiced multidisciplinary cyberlaw while serving in cyber operations offices in the US Government, in the US Military, and in private practice since 2004.  He holds a Juris Doctor and a Master of Laws degree with a focus on national security law and cyberlaw.  He served on the 2009 White House 60 - day Cyberspace Policy Review, as part of the Lawyers Working Group; and, in 2012, he was recognized as a Subject Matter Expert for his contributions to the US Department of Energy publication:  Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model.  In private practice with eosEdge Legal, a firm he founded, Mr. DePeppe provides Breach Coaching and Cyber Due Diligence advisory to corporate leadership, and public-privacy partnership and information sharing assistance to a cross-sector set of clients.  His deep understanding of cyber risk, honed from years of legal support to cyber operations, military and commercial, affords clients cutting edge preparation and response to cyberattack. Mr. DePeppe engages in international consulting to both public and private organizations, has spoken at conferences across five continents, and has published his work in periodicals and journals. He also leads two cyber working groups with affiliation to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including the ISAO Standards Organization; and he serves as Board President of the Cyber Resilience Institute, and leads its Sports-ISAO Program Office.  He presently serves as Principal Investigator for a Community Cyber Marketplace model, the c-Market, under contract to DHS.

David Peed

Advisory Board MemberDavid Peed, Vice President Public SectorBedrock Systems, Inc.

David Peed is currently the Vice President Public Sector markets at Bedrocksystems.  In this role, Mr. Peed is leading Bedrocksystems in their efforts to be a market leader in Trusted Secure Virtualization.  David has worked in many leadership positions across a wide variety of technology companies focused on Public Sector growth. 

  • Former Vice President Public Sector Digital Reality Corporation
  • Former Vice President general Manager Equinix Government Solutions
  • Former co-founder and Senior Vice President ITekFed
  • Former Vice President General Manager Ciena Government solutions
  • Former Government Advisory Board member Ciena Government Solutions
  • Former Chair Blackridge Technologies Government Advisory Board
  • Former Industry Liaison Internet 2 Government Advisory Board
  • Former member Economic Alliance of Baltimore

David Peed is a graduate of Towson State University, and also holds a master of science from Johns Hopkins University in Information Systems.

Eric Schmitt

Advisory Board MemberEric Schmitt, Global Chief Information Security OfficerSedgwick

Eric Schmitt is the Global Chief Information Security Officer for Sedgwick, the largest third-party claims administrator in the industry. In this role, he is responsible for defining the strategic security vision for Sedgwick and ensuring appropriate standards and best practices are applied to evolve to adapt security programs to meet changing threats and technology advances.

  • Former Senior Vice President - Global IT Security at Sedgwick
  • Former Director - IT Security at Sedgwick
  • Senior Manager IT Compliance and Security at Sedgwick
  • Former Analyst - IT Security Technology Operations at Target, Inc.
  • MBA with a portfolio focus on global IT leadership, Carlson School of Management - University of Minnesota
  • Speaker on cyber security for Federal News Radio
  • Industry certifications, including CISSP-ISSMP, CRISC, GSLC, CISM and CISA
Christopher Helmrath

Advisory Board Member
Christopher Helmrath, Managing Director
SC&H Capital

Christopher Helmrath is the founder and Managing Director of SC&H Capital.  SC&H Capital is an investment banking and advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), special situations M&A, and business valuations.  Christopher worked for both leading international and national firms prior to founding SC&H Capital almost 20 years ago

  • Former Managing Director, American Express
  • Former Regional Vice President, Household International
  • Former Director MBA Capstone Program, Carey School of Business – Johns Hopkins University
  • Taught Corporate Strategy in 2 leading business schools
  • Speaker on Corporate Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Contributing Column Writer – several national publications
  • Chairman of the Board – American Heart Association of Greater Maryland
  • Chairman of the Board – Johns Hopkins Medicine Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Board Member – KeraLink International
  • Former Chairman of the Board – Wheeling Jesuit University
Kyle Waggoner

Advisory Board Member
Kyle Waggoner, CISO
Perdue Farms

Kyle Waggoner is the Chief Information Security Officer of Perdue Farms, an international billion-dollar premium foods and agriculture company.  Kyle’s expertise spans overseeing U.S. and international operations, with expertise in security strategy, risk management, ecommerce, cloud, data analytics, supply chain, and manufacturing.

  • Cyber security executive with multi-billion-dollar manufacturing and consumer goods organization experience
  • Former Business Information Security Officer, for Altria Inc
  • Lecturer at the Perdue School of Business teaching Security Management
  • MS in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University
  • BS in Information Systems from Salisbury University
  • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
  • CCSP - Certified Cloud Security Professional
  • Advisory Board Member, Cybersecurity Association of Maryland
Andrew Anderson

Advisory Board Member
Andrew Anderson
M1 Services, Vice President of Technology

Andrew Anderson is the Vice President of Technology for M1 Services, a government contractor specializing in aviation maintenance for the US Armed Forces.  Andrews' expertise spans a wide array of technology, including cyber security, implementation and integration, IT program management and the SDLC. Andrew has led worldwide teams in supporting commercial and government entities through continued technological awareness and advancement.

  • Former Director of Information Technology and Integrations at RemitData
  • Former Manager, CNOC at Research in Motion (BlackBerry)
  • PMP – Project Management Professional
  • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CRISC – Certified Risk and Information Systems Control
Dan Miller

Advisory Board Member
Dan Miller, CISO

Dan Miller is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for PAE, a global leader in providing services and support to the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations.  As the CISO, Dan provides strategic direction and leads the execution of cybersecurity operations across a global portfolio that delivers $3B in annual revenue supporting the United States federal government, defense, and intelligence agencies.  Through prior active-duty service, defense contracting, civil service, and private practice, Dan brings over 20 years of experience supporting the federal government in a variety of cyber practices.

  • Former Cybersecurity leader for Marine Forces Cyber Command supporting their Cyber Protection Teams.
  • Former Engineer for the Navy supporting their long-haul communication strategy and execution.
  • Member of ISACA Virginia Chapter
  • MS in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University
  • BS in Computer Science from University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Current certifications include CISSP, CISM, and CEH
Sukhvinder Singh

Advisory Board Member
Sukhvinder Singh
Lamar Advertising Company, Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation

Sukhvinder Singh joined Lamar Advertising Company as the Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation. At Lamar, Mr. Singh will oversee the technology platforms enterprise-wide. Sukhvinder works across the enterprise to integrate technology and enable modern solutions into daily operations to enhance customer engagement and improve productivity. He and the team will utilize technology to gain better insights into our current business, tighten bonds with customers and grow into new areas such as programmatic advertising.

  • Former Senior Vice President, Information Technology and a department head at Host Hotels & Resorts
  • Former technology and management consultant for various firms, including IBM Global Services
  • General Management Program (GMP), Wharton business school
  • Master’s degrees in computer science and industrial engineering, Louisiana State University
  • Bachelor of Engineering Industrial Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering

Advisory Board Member
Brian Harris, CISO

Brian Harris is the Chief Information Security Officer for DraftKings, an online gaming & technology company headquartered in Boston MA. His expertise spans IT, Application and Physical security and has been working in roles focusing on one or more of these vertices his entire career in both large and small organizations.  He has expertise in several of the standard security frameworks such as PSI DSS, ISO27001, SOX, SOC and NIST800 and is always educating himself on the latest threats and technologies.  Brian’s drive is to protect the people, data, and systems of his organization and to make security a cultural norm rather than just a check box.


  • Director of Global IT - TripAdvisor
  • G4S Security - VP of Technology
  • Boston University Metro
  • North Carolina Wesleyan
  • Cert - CISSP
  • Cert - CCSP
  • Cert - CISM
Chris Morrison

Advisory Board
Chris Morrison, Chief Information and Technology Officer
GRMC Lending

Chris Morrison is the Chief Information and Technology Officer for GRMC Lending, a growing disruptor in the traditional mortgage space that leverages the latest technology and AI to improve the customer experience with goals of $3 billion across 50 states.  Chris Morrison serves as the CIO/CTO for GRMC Lending, a subsidiary of Grand River Bank. Mr. Morrison has worked in various leadership roles in technology and information security over the past 20 years. Specializing in start-ups, M&A, strategic planning, info sec, automation, and service delivery.

  • Former Chief Information Officer, Capstar Bank
  • Former Chief Information Officer, Howard Bank
  • Former Technology Director, The Federal Savings Bank
  • Nominated CIO of the Year, Nashville Technology Council


TJ Mann

Advisory Board
Tarunjeet (TJ) Mann, Chief Information Security Officer
Children’s Mercy Kansas City

TJ Mann is the Chief Information Security Officer for Children’s Mercy Kansas City, a leading independent pediatric health organization with 2 hospitals, 23 satellite locations across Kansas and Missouri, and a newly opened research institute focused on genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population healthcare, and health care innovation. Founded in 1897, Children’s Mercy Kansas City offers 50+ pediatric specialty areas, highest level of pediatric trauma center and neonatal intensive care unit, and one of the only 10 centers in the nation to be verified as level 1 children’s trauma center by American College of Surgeons. Children’s Mercy Kansas City is ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the country by US News & World Report and honored by the Magnet Recognition Program for excellence in nursing.

  • Previous Company 2013 – 2017: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Previous Company 2011 – 2013: Bank of America
  • Previous Company 2007 – 2011: LexisNexis
  • College: Master of Science in Computer Science – Wright State University, Ohio
  • College: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Guru Nanak Dev University, India
  • Cert: CCISO
  • Cert: CISM
  • Member, Medigate Customer Advisory Board
  • Member, Wright State University Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Board



Daniel Schatz

Advisory Board
Daniel Schatz, CISO

Dr. Schatz is currently the CISO for QIAGEN, a Biotech company and leading provider of sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics, applied testing, academic and pharmaceutical research. He is a trusted strategic risk advisor and expert in data protection and cyber security oversight for diverse global organizations. Schatz advised on and oversaw information technology and cyber security strategy for multinational technology driven firms in the media, data provider and healthcare industry.

  • Former CISO of DAZN
  • Former CISO of Perform Group
  • Former Director, Threat & Vulnerability Management, Thomson Reuters
  • PhD, University of East London
  • MSc Information Security, University of East London
  • Boardroom Certified Qualified Technology Expert, DDN
  • Chartered Security Professional of the UK Worshipful Company of Security Professionals
  • Chartered Institute of Information Security, Member
  • Publications Advisory Board, IAPP
  • Global Advisory Board, EC-Council
Dianne Burke

Advisory Board
Dianne Burke
Missoula College University of Montana

Dianne Burke is a cybersecurity expert specializing in digital forensic analysis. Her firm, Burke Consulting, LLC, provides services to legal entities seeking analysis of digital communications. Dianne has developed and taught a number of cybersecurity and system administration courses at Missoula College. Her role has been instrumental in positioning Missoula College as the leader in cybersecurity education and expertise for higher education in the State of Montana.


Brian Harrell

Advisory Board
Brian Harrell, Vice President and Chief Security Officer

Brian Harrell is the Vice President and Chief Security Officer for AVANGRID, an energy company with assets and operations in 24 states.  He is responsible for the company’s physical and cybersecurity, privacy, intelligence, and fire protection units.  In addition to his many positions in the public and private section, Brian has spent time during his career in the US Marine Corps.

  • Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, at the Department of Homeland Security
  • Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security at the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
  • Hawaii Pacific University, BA, Criminal Justice
  • Central Michigan University, MA, Education
  • Penn State University, MA, Homeland Security
Jim Tiller

Advisory Board
Jim Tiller, Global Chief Information Security Officer
Harvey Nash Group

Jim Tiller is the Global Chief Information Security Officer for Harvey Nash Group, a global recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing service provider with 40 offices across the globe.  As an internationally recognized cybersecurity authority on cyber risk management, security technology, industry leadership, and multiple patent winning recognition for innovation in security solutions, Jim brings to a broad collection of unique capabilities and experience to drive business enabling cybersecurity strategy, architecture, and services for Harvey Nash Group and its clients globally. Jim Tiller is also a published author on information security.

  • Chief Security Officer at Kivu Consulting
  • Vice President of Security Operations at Optiv, Inc.
  • Director of Security Operations, Americas at HP Enterprise Security
  • Vice President of Security Services, Global at BT Global Services
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Information System Security, Westwood College, magna cum laude
  • Associate of Science (A.S.), Commercial Engineering, ITT, Tampa, FL, magna cum laude
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), est. 1999 exp.
  • Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), est. 2000 exp.
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), est. 2004 exp.
  • National Security Agency INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM), est. 2005
  • National Security Agency INFOSEC Evaluation Methodology (IEM), est. 2005
Nathaniel Davis, Jr

Advisory Board
Nathaniel Davis, Jr, Vice President
Rolls-Royce North America

Nathaniel Davis, Jr. is the Vice President of Corporate & Defense Security for Rolls-Royce North America. In this position he provides industry leading security solutions to protect Rolls Royce's more than 6,000 people, sites and assets located across North America in 27 States, six Canadian Provinces, and in the United Kingdom.

  • Former Deputy Assistant Director, US Secret Service
  • Supervisory Special Agent- Deputy Special Agent In Charge (SES), US Secret Service
  • White House Technology Liaison, US Secret Service
  • George Mason University – School of Business, Master’s Degree
  • American University - School of Public Affairs, Master’s Degree
  • University of South Alabama – Business Finance, Bachelor’s Degree


Lonnie Snyder

Advisory Board
Lonnie Snyder, Chief Technology and Information Officer
Special Olympics 2026 USA Games

Lonnie Snyder is a global Information Technology expert currently holding the role as the Chief Technology and Information Officer for the Special Olympics 2026 USA Games.  Mr. Snyder has a 26-year history of working with non-profit organizations leading their IT innovation including the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games where he served as CIO and created a first-ever fan engagement app to deliver real-time results and celebrate athletes.  He also spent eight years with Special Olympics International, a global organization with 244 national and state Programs in 195 countries and territories where he led the organization’s Enterprise Systems and Health Technologies teams overseeing a complex network of 20 technology business systems used throughout the world by thousands of people.

  • Former CIO of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games
  • Senior Vice President of Special Olympics
  • Director of Information Technology, Prosperity Now
  • PhD, University of East London
  • MSc Information Security, University of East London
  • Member, CIO Professional Network


David Tyburski

Advisory Board
David Tyburski, Vice President of Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer
Wynn Resorts

David Tyburski is the Vice President of Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer for Wynn Resorts.  For the last 13 years, he has been responsible for leading the enterprise strategy for information security, identity/access, governance, and incident management for the Las Vegas based developer and operator of high-end luxury hotels and casinos.   His passion for innovation in information security and risk management, delivering bottom-line business contributions, avoiding losses from security incidents, improving customer retention, and reducing corporate liability has enabled Wynn to set the bar for excellence worldwide in cybersecurity service delivery.

  • Previous Company - Boyd Gaming
  • Previous Company - Bluko Information Group
  • Previous Company - AppForge, Inc.
  • College: Bachelor of Business Administration – Francis Marion University
  • Member, Multiple Technology and Cyber Leadership Groups
Rafael Maldonado

Advisory Board
Rafael Maldonado Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Rafael Maldonado, Vice President and Chief Information Technology Officer, joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2021. Rafael has more than 30 years of experience in information technology and has served in leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. In his role, Rafael is responsible for the strategic development and advancement of the use of technology and cyber security for the Foundation.

  • Former Vice President and Chief  Information Officer at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)
  • Former Global Director of IT for ContourGlobal
  • Former Director of Technology, ezStorage
  • MBA Degree, Jack Welch Management Institute
  • Bachelor’s Degree - Computer information systems, Strayer University
Sajan Gautam

Advisory Board
Sajan Gautam, CISO
Arvest Bank

Sajan Gautam is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Arvest Bank where he is responsible for development and execution of Information Security, Physical Security, and Business Continuity Program.  Sajan spent 20+ years in various information security roles. Sajan’s experience includes developing and implementing strategic and tactical information security programs. As such, he led various local and global cross functional projects and teams in execution.  He frequently participates in various inter-institution forums to discuss ideas, evaluate emerging practices and tools, and drive advocacy around Cybersecurity.   He has an MBA and CISO – Executive Education and numerous professional certifications such as CISSP, CCSP, CISM, and CIPP/IT. He has instructed and lectured at universities on Cybersecurity topics and serves as an advisory board member on a few.


  • Citi, SVP, Information Security Strategy Planning and Governance
  • Ernst & Young, Sr. Consultant, Advisory Services
  • Advisory Board, University of Arkansas Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering
  • CISO Executive Education & Certification Program,  Carnegie Mellon University
  • MBA, University of Houston, C. T. Bauer College of Business


Randall Anderson

Advisory Board
Randall Anderson, Vice President of IT
Green Brick Partners, Inc.

Randall Anderson, Vice President of Information Technology Green Brick Partners Randal Anderson is the Vice President of Information Technology for Green Brick Partners. He took over the department in 2020 and is responsible for the enterprise strategy for information standards/security, business application development, identity access, governance, incident management, network infrastructure as well as IT audits and budget.


  • Former Director of IT, Green Brick Partners
  • Former Systems Architect, Green Brick Partners
  • Former Business Application Analyst, Taylor Morrison
  • BA degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Engineering, & Management Informations Systems, The University of Texas at Austin


Kurt John

Advisory Board
Kurt John, Global Chief Security Officer
Expedia Group

Kurt John is Global Chief Security Officer at the Expedia Group. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council where he helps to think through the most relevant Cybersecurity challenges at the intersection of geopolitics, business and security facing the United States and its allies. This includes making recommendations for policy makers to help bolster our economy and way of life . He is holds multiple board positions including Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority – the Commonwealth’s initiative to drive improvement of the tech economy.


  • Siemens, Chief Cyber Security Officer USA
  • Grant Thornton LLP, Business Risk Services - New England IT Assurance Market Lead
  • appNovi, Advisory Board,
  • Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority, Board Member
  • Atlantic Council, Non-Resident Senior Fellow



Saxon Knight

Advisory Board
Saxon Knight, Head of Strategy & Government Partnerships
Reality Defender

Saxon is a cybersecurity and risk mitigation expert with extensive experience in traditional and Artificial Intelligence, Technology, Finance and Consulting. She is a global conference speaker and advisory board member, and is the Founder of House of Saxons (Saxon means “fighting warrior”), an organization dedicated to empowering trafficking survivors through education in essential and marketable business and life skills.

Previously, Saxon has served as the Director of Risk Intelligence for Facebook/Meta, the Director of Threat Prevention & Defense for LinkedIn Trust & Safety, a Vice President for the Risk & Financial Advisory Practice at Deloitte US, and a Cyber Risk Advisory Director for Deloitte UK in London. Saxon's background within private industry (Target Corporation and BNY Mellon) and the U.S. government (U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Energy) focused on cyber threat intelligence, energy security, counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, cyber risk strategy, enterprise cyber program development and operational risk mitigation.

  • Founder of House of Saxons
  • Director of Threat prevention & Defense at LinkedIn
  • Westmont College, BA, Language Studies
  • The George Washington University, MA, International Affairs


Isaac Baruch

Advisory Board
Isaac Baruch, VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Axalta Coating Systems LLC

Isaac Baruch is responsible to secure access to information assets that are critical to achieve business objectives. Among his multiple duties he is establishing and maintaining the information security program to ensure that information assets and associated technology, applications, systems, infrastructure, and processes are adequately protected in the digital ecosystem in which the company operate. Isaac leads the Cybersecurity team in identifying, evaluating, and reporting on legal and regulatory, IT, and cybersecurity risk to information assets, while supporting and advancing business objectives.

  1. Former Director Global IT Security at Axalta Coating Systems
  2. Former Information Security Officer at DLL
  3. Former Director of Security Services at Matrix - Exzac
  4. Tel Aviv University, Journalism & Information Technology
  5. John Bryce College, CSO Training course, Information Technology Security



Shaun Boggs

Advisory Board Member
Shaun Boggs, Director, IT and Cybersecurity
Key Capture Energy

Shaun is a cybersecurity executive with over 20 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity.  Currently, he is the Head of IT and Cybersecurity at Key Capture Energy where he created and runs both departments. He has worked with a range of companies from small businesses to global enterprises as well as government agencies including the FBI, USAID, and others.  He has spent 8 of the last 9 years of his career helping utilities and manufacturing organizations build security programs and secure their operations.  He is a member of InfraGard and is a founding member of the U.S. National AI and Cybersecurity ISAO.

  • Former Manager, Global Security Operations at Momentive
  • Former Founder and CISO at SERAFEND
  • Former Principal Security Consultant & Engagement Lead at Revolutionary Security
  • Former Senior Manager, Information Security Engineering & Monitoring at Hyundai Capital America
  • GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)