Atlanta CISO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Atlanta community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

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

  1. Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives
  2. Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies
  3. Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

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
Global Chief Information Security Officer

John Dickson

Republic National Distributing Company
VP, IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity

David Levine

Ricoh Americas
VP Corporate & Information Security, CSO

Dean Mallis

Marta
CISO

Dan Webber

UST Global
VP Technology

Deborah Wheeler

Delta Air Lines
Chief Information Security Officer

Members

Andy Abercrombie

Novelis
Director, Global IT Security

Robert 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

Michael Brainard

S.P. Richards Company
Head of Information Security

Andrew Cannata

Primo Water Corporation
Global Chief Information Security Officer

Chris Carrow

US Bank
Vice President | Mergers & Acquisitions Capability Manager

Chayan Chakravarti

CommScope
Director, Information Security & Compliance

Fran Cioffi

Georgia-Pacific
CISO

Jesse Craver

Wells Fargo
SVP, Information Security

Joe DiBiase

Interface
Director, Global IS

John Diaz

ThyssenKrupp
Head of Information Security / Information Security Officer

James Edgar

Fleetcor Technologies
SVP & Global CISO

Katie Ewers

McKesson Corporation
Director of Cybersecurity, BISO Team, - MRxTS

Ngozi Eze

Levi Strauss & Co.
Chief Information Security Officer

Paul Farley

NCR
Deputy CISO

Jamil Farshchi

Equifax
Chief Information Security Officer

Rob Ferrill

UAB Medicine
CISO

Martin Fisher

Northside Hospital
Director, Information Security & CISO

Mike Frazee

Lend Lease
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Donna Gallaher

New Oceans Enterprises
vCISO

Mark Gelhardt

US Bank
SVP, Technology Governance

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

Scott Hennon

Cetera Financial Group
CISO

Tami Hudson

Randstad North America
CISO

Abdul Hussain

Delta Community Credit Union
AVP, Information Security

Jevin Jensen

Mohawk Industries
VP, IT Global Infrastructure

Kim Keever

Cox Communications
SVP & CISO

John Koester

HD Supply
Senior Director and Chief Information Security Officer

Armghan Malik

Altium
CISO

Mike Marsilio

Paradies Lagardère
Information Security & Compliance Officer

Mat Mathews

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
VP of Information Technology

Brian Mauter

RaceTrac Petroleum
Executive Director, Security

Eric Mermelstein

Birla Carbon
CISO

Jim Miles

PGi
VP, Information Security

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 Leader, Information Security

Michael Owens

Equifax
BISO

Troy Phelps

Remitly
BISO

Brian Phillips

Macy's
VP, Information Security

Carlton Powers

Atlanta Falcons
Director of Information Security

Justin Rainey

Franklin Templeton
Global Information Security

Kemper Seay

Carter's
VP Infrastructure & Chief Information Security Officer

Frank Sornson

ExamWorks
VP Global IT Security

Scott Stanton

Owens & Minor
Information Security Leader, Global Products Division

Lane Sullivan

Magellan Health
VP Information Technology and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Vladimir Svidesskis

Vaco
Director, Head of Security, Compliance & Risk

Nir Valtman

Finastra
Vice President, Head of Product & Data Security

Hmong Vang

Kindred At Home
CISO

Bob Varnadoe

NCR
CISO

Joe Watkins

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
CISO

Keith Weller

International Market Centers
CISO

Mike Whitt

IBERIABANK
EVP & CISO

Jordan Worth

Porsche
LISO

Upcoming Programs


In-person Programs

November 2, 2021

Atlanta CISO Inner Circle

Ventanas

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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December 14, 2021

Atlanta CISO Executive Summit

JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

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

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Virtual Programs

October 12 - 13, 2021

Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit

A virtual gathering for CISOs with global responsibilities to discuss challenges unique to international operations.

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