Voting for Chapter Officers is officially open. You may vote until 11:59 PM Sunday, December 14, 2014. The new Board will be announced at the December 15 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:
Jim Shanesy has more than 30 years experience as a controls engineer, software developer and information security specialist. He has worked both in private industry and as a government contractor for such varied clients as the US General Services Administration, Federal Reserve Board and the Administrative Office of the US Courts. He holds Security+ and CISSP certifications. He is currently a Senior Risk Analyst with Knowledge Consulting Group of Reston, VA and presently serves as Executive VP of the ISSA-DC Chapter.
Statement: My goals for the Chapter are simple – to continue the robust growth in membership we’ve enjoyed for the past two years, strengthen strategic relations with not only the other ISSA Chapters in the Region but with private industry to obtain sponsorship, and establish outreach to the security programs of area educational institutions.
Executive Vice President
Thank you for considering to vote for me for the position of Executive Vice President. My qualifications include more than 20 years’ experience assisting the federal government and private sector with planning, managing, and executing complex information technology engagements. In my current position as a Director within MorganFranklin Consulting, I have the wonderful opportunity to network, teach, and learn from key leaders from around the country. I’m a detail oriented professional with proven success in planning, managing, and working with teams and individuals to accomplish short, medium, and long term initiatives and goals. For the past two years, I have served the ISSA-DC chapter as the President and I have been a long standing board member in a variety of other positions. I hope to continue serving the National Capital Chapter as the EVP and want to thank you for your consideration when casting your ballot.
Eddie Schwartz is President and COO of White Ops, Inc., and has over 25 years experience in the information security field. Eddie formerly worked as VP/Chief Security Officer for RSA, Co-Founder and CSO of NetWitness (acquired by EMC), EVP/CTO of ManTech, EVP and General Manager of Global Integrity (acquired by INS), SVP of Operations of Guardent (acquired by VeriSign), VP/CISO of Nationwide Insurance, a Senior Computer Scientist at CSC, and a Foreign Service Officer. Eddie advises a number of early stage security companies, and has served on the Executive Committee for the Banking Information Technology Secretariat (BITS). Eddie serves on ISACA’s Strategic Advisory Council and is Chairman of ISACA’s Global Cybersecurity Taskforce. He has a B.I.S. in Information Security Management and an M.S. in Information Technology Management from the George Mason University School of Management.
Vice President of Communication
Branko has been a member of the chapter's board of directors for the past six 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 Programs
Maureen Kaplan is the Managing Director & COO for Global Security within Verizon Enterprise Solutions. In this role, she is responsible for business operations oversight, enabling growth in Cyberthreat Intelligence strategic services to customers. She has spent the past 10 years working with global organizations in the development of their security risk mitigation programs and assisting with the delivery of strategic projects. Previous roles within Verizon include leading healthcare cloud & security sales, managing complex solution practice for major enterprise clients, and received a Black Belt in the Verizon Lean Six Sigma program.
Prior to joining Verizon in 2008, Maureen was Vice President of Sales Development for Perimeter eSecurity. Maureen holds CISSP, CHSA, CHPA certifications. Maureen received an Engineering degree from the University of Michigan, and spent a dozen years as a software engineer designing manufacturing automation systems.
Vice President of Membership
Kathie has 24 years of experience in the information technology and security field, and is currently Global Executive Director of Security Solutions Sales and Engineering at Verizon. Kathie has held a variety of leadership roles in the information security and cyber threat industry including positions at Predictive Systems Global Integrity division, NetSec, MCI, Verizon's CyberTrust and Terremark divisions, and Verizon Enterprise Solutions. Kathie’s expertise includes Enterprise Governance Risk and Compliance, Security Policy Assessment and Development, Global Managed Security, Physical Security and Advisory, Cyber Threat and Intelligence, Vulnerability and Patch Management, Identity and Access Management, Security and Network Architecture, and Security Training and Enablement. Kathie has held memberships in industry security organizations including ISSA, ASIS, HIMSS, and others. Kathie currently maintains her Certified HIPAA Security Expert (CHSE).
Vice President of Strategic Relations
Mrs. Virginia Elharam has over 15 years of experience; combined both as a federal government employee with NIH and as a consultant with several US Federal Government Agencies and Departments. Mrs. Elharam is currently working for System 1, Inc. as a Program Manager supporting a US Federal Government Agency. Mrs. Elharam has experience designing, implementing, and managing information assurance programs for federal government agencies. Additionally, Mrs. Elharam served as the ISSA-DC chapter Vice President of Strategic Relations (2009-2010) and is an active member of InfraGuard since 2009.
Vice President of Education
Tom is the incumbent VP of Programs for the Chapter. He has more than 15 years’ experience in Information Security. He currently works for the Federal Government in Software Assurance and Identity Management. He holds numerous certifications, including CISSP, Certified Scrum Master.
Thomas E. Hallewell, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, CSSLP, Certified Scrummaster
VP, Programs, Former Past President, Election Committee Chair
National Capital Chapter, ISSA