Dear Members:
Voting for Chapter Officers is officially open.  You may vote until 11:59 PM Monday, December 16, 2013.  The new Board will be announced at the December 17 meeting.  Click the link at the bottom of this email to access ballot.  You must supply your ISSA ID number to vote.  If you vote more than once, the last vote received will be the vote counted.
The candidates are:
President:  Scott Binder
Scott's statement
Please accept my nomination for the ISSA National Capital Chapter President. For many years I have been an active member of the National Capital Chapter and have served as the Chapter President for 2013 and it has truly been an honour serving in that position. I believe that I can assist the chapter even further by serving again as President in 2014.

I have been involved in information systems security for over 20 years. During this time, I have assisted the Federal Government and the private sector in planning, managing, solving, and executing complex audit and information technology issues. I hold the CISSP, CISA, CIA and other certifications.  I work very well with people and believe that good and frequent communication is the primary key for opening doors and accomplishing goals. Please accept my nomination for President and thank you for your support and consideration.
Executive Vice President:  Jim Shanesy
Jim’s statement
I have been involved in IT full life cycle applications development for more than 25 years, supporting both government and the private sector.  My current position is Sr. Risk Analyst with Knowledge Consulting Group.  I have served on ISSA-DC's Board in the past as both VP Education and EVP.  I look forward to assisting the President in bringing exciting new programs to ISSA-DC this year. Thanks to all the membership for your support and your vote.
Chief Financial Officer:  Eddie Schwartz
Eddie is the incumbent Chapter Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer.  
Secretary and Vice President of Communications:  Branko Bokan
Branko’s statement
Branko has been a member of the chapter's board of directors for the past five years. He is an information security professional with extensive experience in IT and security management and technologies. Branko holds a BSc in Information Systems from the London School of Economics, and an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London. He currently works as a director of cyber security at Innotion Enterprises Inc. 
Vice President of Education:  Roxane Nelson
Roxane’s statement
Roxane Nelson is a retired US Navy Veteran. She completed her Masters Degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in 2012 and recently completed her MBA, December 2013. She currently holds the position of Information Assurance Specialist for InfoTek supporting the Naval Explosive Ordinance Division in Indian Head, MD.
Vice President of Programs and Events:  Tom Hallewell
Tom’s statement
Tom Hallewell has served on the National Capital Chapter Board of Directors for six years. He is currently serving as VP of Programs and Events.
Vice President of Membership:  Patricia Summers
Patricia’s statement
I have been a member of ISSA-DC for more than 6 years and have had the honor of serving as Membership VP for the past 2 years.  I am willing to serve again in this post, but feel strongly that it is time for someone else to have this opportunity.  I am willing to assist whoever else wants to run for this position until they feel comfortable in the role.  That said, I have over 20 years in various aspects of Information Technology and Information Security, have earned a CISSP and am keenly aware of the benefits of organizations such as ISSA, both personally and professionally. Membership gives us access to people we might not meet otherwise, and the monthly meetings are more like Grad Seminars than boring stand-up lectures.  Risk Management plays a role in our meetings, as for instance when the Speaker shows up but is carrying items that are not allowed in secure government buildings, the Speaker doesn't show up at all, or the Pizza goes missing;  opportunities for quick thinking and disaster recovery abound.  This is a fun group.  If no one else runs I will be happy to serve another term. 
Vice President of Strategic Relations
No candidate has been nominated for Vice President of Strategic Relations.

Thomas E. Hallewell, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, CSSLP, Certified Scrummaster
VP, Programs
Chair, 2014 Election Board
National Capital Chapter, ISSA