Atlanta CISO Community


Join a powerful network of peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CISOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs

Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.

Insights

Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CISOs approach similar challenges.

Connections

Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today.

  1. Supporting business agility with risk-based programs
  2. Evaluating, communicating and responding to evolving threats
  3. Building a culture of security to enable smart, secure decision-making

Atlanta CISO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the Atlanta CISO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Co-Chairs

Derek Benz

Coca-Cola Company
Chief Information Security Officer

Tim Callahan

Aflac
SVP, Global CISO

John Dickson

Republic National Distributing Company
VP, IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity

Meredith Harper

Synchrony Financial
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

David Levine

Ricoh Americas
VP Corporate & Information Security, CSO

Dean Mallis

Marta
CISO

Deborah Wheeler

Delta Air Lines
Chief Information Security Officer

Members

Andy Abercrombie

Novelis
CISO

Bobby Alldread

Manhattan Associates
Director – Global Security

David Allen

Georgia Technology Authority
CISO

Kelvin Arcelay

EVO Payments International
SVP, IS & IT Risk Management

James Baird

FOCUS Brands
VP Information Security & CISO

Tamika Bass

Gannett Fleming
Cybersecurity Technology Director

Michael Brainard

S.P. Richards Company
Head of Information Security

Andrew Cannata

Primo Water Corporation
Global Chief Information Security Officer

Chris Carrow

U.S. Bank
Vice President | Mergers & Acquisitions Capability Manager

Chayan Chakravarti

Equifax
Business Information Security Officer

Fran Cioffi

Georgia-Pacific
CISO

Paul Connelly

HCA
VP/CSO

Jesse Craver

Wells Fargo
SVP, Information Security

Joe DiBiase

Interface
Director, Global IS

John Diaz

ThyssenKrupp
Head of Information Security / Information Security Officer

Nicole Dove

Riot Games
Head of Security, Games

Matt Durant

BlueLinx
Director of IT Security and Risk Management

James Edgar

FleetCor Technologies
SVP & Global CISO

Corey Elinburg

CommonSpirit Health
Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Katie Ewers

McKesson
Director of Cybersecurity, BISO Team, - MRxTS

Ngozi Eze

Levi Strauss & Co.
Chief Information Security Officer

Jamil Farshchi

Equifax
Chief Information Security Officer

Rob Ferrill

University of Alabama at Birmingham
AVP, CISO

Martin Fisher

Northside Hospital
Director, Information Security & CISO

Mike Frazee

Lend Lease
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

John Gift

WestRock
VP & CISO

Dacia Gilkey

Georgia Technology Authority
GETS Security Program Director

Kevin Gowen

Synovus Financial
CISO

Jonathan Hay

Cadence Bank
Security Group Manager, Deputy CISO

Bryan Hemerka

MiraMed Global Services
National Director of Information Security

Gretchen Hiley

Randstad North America
CISO

Tami Hudson

Wells Fargo
Cybersecurity Relations Officer

Stacy Hughes

Voya Financial
CISO

Abdul Hussain

Delta Community Credit Union
VP & CISO

Jevin Jensen

IDC
Vice President Of Infrastructure and Operations Research

Kim Keever

Cox Communications
SVP & CISO

John Koester

HD Supply
VP & CISO

Armghan Malik

Graphic Packaging
Sr Manager Global Cybersecurity Services

Mike Marsilio

Paradies Lagardere
CISO

Mat Mathews

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Vice President of Technology Services

Brian Mauter

RaceTrac Petroleum
Executive Director, Security

Eric Mermelstein

GCP Applied Technologies
CISO

Jim Miles

Amerisave
AVP of Security Operations

Robert Mims

Southern Company
Chief Information Security Officer

Kevin Morrison

Rollins
Vice President of IT & CISO

Tim Mullen

Change Healthcare
VP, Information Security

David Nagel

Genuine Parts
CISO

Nikhil Narvekar

Graphic Packaging
Vice President IT & CTO

Murtaza Nisar

Elanco
CISO

David Nolan

Aaron's
VP Information Security

Elias Nyankojo

Avanos
Global Head of IT Security

Michael Owens

Equifax
BISO

Jorge Perez

Truist
SVP, Divisional CISO

Troy Phelps

Remitly
BISO

Brian Phillips

Macy's
VP, Information Security

Carlton Powers

Atlanta Falcons
Director of Information Security

Caroline Saxon

CoreCivic
SSO/Director, Information Security Compliance

Carl Scaffidi

Regions Financial Corporation
VP, Cybersecurity

Kemper Seay

Carter's
VP Infrastructure & Chief Information Security Officer

Julie Smith

Caterpillar
Segment CISO - Services, Distribution & Digital

Frank Sornson

ExamWorks
VP Global IT Security

Ramesh Srinivasan

Americold
Head of Cybersecurity

Scott Stanton

Owens & Minor
Business Information Security Officer (BISO)

Lane Sullivan

Magellan Health
SVP, CISO

Vladimir Svidesskis

Vaco
Director, Head of Security, Compliance & Risk

Irene Thong

Printpack
Senior Director, IT and Project Management

Trey Tunnell

Floor & Decor
Sr. Director, Head of Cybersecurity

Nir Valtman

Finastra
Vice President, Head of Product & Data Security

Hmong Vang

Kindred Healthcare
CISO

Bob Varnadoe

NCR
CISO

Joe Watkins

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
CISO

Keith Weller

International Market Centers
CISO

Mike Whitt

Renasant Bank
CISO

Jordan Worth

Block
Corporate Information Security

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

A summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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IN-PERSON

November 29, 2022 | an evening

Atlanta CISO Inner Circle

The Peachtree Club

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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IN-PERSON

February, 2023 | an evening

Atlanta CISO Inner Circle

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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IN-PERSON

May, 2023 | 1 day

Atlanta CISO Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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IN-PERSON

September, 2023 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

A summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

Learn More

IN-PERSON

September, 2023 | an evening

Atlanta CISO Inner Circle

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

Learn More

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