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. Strategies for a risk-aligned, resilient organization
  2. Developing and investing in the security workforce of tomorrow
  3. Creating business value and supporting agile business operations

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 headshot

Derek Benz

The Coca-Cola Company
Chief Information Security Officer

Tim Callahan headshot

Tim Callahan

Aflac
Global Chief Security Officer

Joe DiBiase headshot

Joe DiBiase

Interface
Director, Global IS

John Dickson headshot

John Dickson

RNDC
VP, IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity

David Levine headshot

David Levine

Ricoh USA, Inc.
VP, Information Security & CISO

Dean Mallis headshot

Dean Mallis

Marta
CISO

Dan Webber headshot

Dan Webber

UST Global
CISO

Deborah Wheeler headshot

Deborah Wheeler

Delta
Chief Information Security Officer

Members

Andy Abercrombie

Novelis Corporation
Director, Global IT Security

Robert Alldread

Manhattan Associates
Director – Global Security

David Allen

Georgia Technology Authority
CISO

Kelvin Arcelay

EVO
SVP, IS & IT Risk Management

James Baird

International Market Centers
CISO

Jim Burgess

Mandarin Oriental
CISO

Chris Carrow

US Bank
Vice President | Mergers & Acquisitions Capability Manager

Chayan Chakravarti

CommScope
Director, Information Security & Compliance

Pete Chronis

WarnerMedia
CISO

Fran Cioffi

Georgia- Pacific
CISO

Jesse Craver

Wells Fargo Bank
SVP, Information Security

John Diaz

ThyssenKrupp
Head of Information Security / Information Security Officer

James Edgar

Fleetcor Technologies
SVP & Global CISO

Kevin Emert

TeamHealth
CISO

Russell Eubanks

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
VP, CISO

Katie Ewers

McKesson Corporation
Director, Cybersecurity Active Defense, Alpharetta iSOC

Ngozi Eze

Federal Resereve System
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Paul Farley

NCR
Deputy CISO

Jamil Farshchi

Equifax
CISO

Martin Fisher

Northside Hospital
Manager, IT Security

Michael Frazee

LendLease
Global Head of IT Security

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
CISO

John Graham

EBSCO Industries
CISO

Bryan Hemerka

MiraMed Global Services
National Director of Information Security

Abdul Hussain

Delta Community Credit Union
AVP, Information Security

Jevin Jensen

Mohawk Industries
VP, IT Global Infrastructure

Kim Keever

Cox Communications
SVP & CISO

Wes Knight

Georgia Department of Revenue
CISO

Mike Marsilio

Paradies Lagardère
Information Security & Compliance Officer

Mat Mathews

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Sr. Director of IT Security & Networks

Brian Mauter

RaceTrac Petroleum
Director Information Systems

Eric Mermelstein

Birla Carbon
CISO

Jim Miles

PGi
VP, Information Security

Robert Mims

Southern Company
CISO, Southern Company Gas

Kevin Morrison

Rollins
Vice President of IT & CISO

Tim Mullen

Travelport
Chief Information Security Officer

David Nagel

Genuine Parts
CISO

Nikhil Narvekar

Graphic Packaging
Sr. Director IT, Global Infrastructure, Operations & Security

David Nolan

Aaron's
Director Information Security

Troy Phelps

The Home Depot
BISO

Brian Phillips

Macy's
VP, Information Security

Carlton Powers

Atlanta Falcons
Director of Information Security

Justin Rainey

Invesco
Director, Global Security

Marian Reed

Serta Simmons Bedding
Head of IT Security

Olivia Rose

MailChimp
CISO

Kemper Seay

Carter's
VP Infrastructure & Chief Information Security Officer

Larry Sobers

Invesco
CISO

Frank Sornson

ExamWorks
VP Global IT Security

Scott Stanton

Owens & Minor
Information Security Leader, Global Products Division

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

FHL Bank Atlanta
CISO

Mike Whitt

IBERIABANK
EVP & CISO

Jordan Worth

Porsche
Acting LISO

Charles Young

Cetera Financial Group
SVP, Information Security

Upcoming programs


September 2, 2020

2020 Atlanta CISO Inner Circle Q3

Georgia Aquarium - Oceans Ballroom

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

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September 21, 2020

2020 Global CISO Executive Summit

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

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

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November 17, 2020

2020 Atlanta CISO Executive Summit Q4

The Westin Perimeter North

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

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