Charlotte CISO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Charlotte 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

Charlotte CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Reenie Askew

City of Charlotte, NC
CIO

Ken Athanasiou

VF
Chief Information Security Officer

William Curtiss

Hanesbrands
CISO / Director, Global Cybersecurity

Steve Hagood

Trane Technologies
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

Jon Harris

Compass Group USA
CISO

Margarita Rivera

Lennar Multifamily Communities
Vice President, Information Security Risk & Compliance

Patrick Thompson

Albemarle
CIO

Bonnie Titone

Duke Energy
CIO

Kimberly Trapani

American Tire Distributors
Chief Security Officer

Members

Mike Brannon

National Gypsum
Director, Infrastructure & Security

Christina Bray

Truist
SVP, Cyber Governance, Risk and Compliance

JP Calderon

The Clorox Company
VP/CISO Global Architecture

Henry Capello

Albemarle
CISO

Chase Carpenter

Honeywell
Chief Information and Product Security Officer

Gorrell Cheek

SPX Flow
CISO

Rick Chilton

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
CISO

Matthew Clark

Pentair
Leader, Global Information Security

Jason Cox

Elevate Textiles
CISO

Teresa Davis

First Horizon National
VP, Identity Access and User Governance Officer

Frank DePaola

EnPro Industries
Global Head Of Information Security

Frank Dixon

Conrex
Director of Cybersecurity

Peter Flack

Itron
Director Information Security, Risk Management and Governance

Sean Gallagher

Sealed Air
Executive Director, Global IT Security

Lyvon Garth

Durham County, NC
CISO

Dennis Gilbert

Duke Energy
VP & CISO

Mike Hillhouse

Cadrillion Capital
CIO & Security Officer

Scott Hollar

Extended Stay America
CISO

Lisa Jones

Wake County, NC
CISO

James Kidwell

Novolex
Director - IT Governance

Matt Lang

State Employees Credit Union of North Carolina
CISO

Bill Lord

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Senior Director, IT Security & Chief Information Security Officer

Scott Mathis

RBC Bank US
Chief Information Security Officer

Kevin McKenzie

Dollar Tree Inc
VP & CISO

Randy Moulton

City of Charlotte, NC
Chief Security Officer

Mike Piccirilli

Citco
CPO

Jim Powell

Trane Technologies
Vice President, IT Security & CISO

Kelly Reese

Sitel
Business Information Security Officer

Ben Schwering

Premier
CISO

John Scrimsher

Kontoor Brands
CISO

Ethan Steiger

Advance Auto Parts
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Maria Thompson

State of North Carolina
State of NC CIRO

Chad Toney

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank
CISO

Lisa Tuttle

SPX
CISO

Upcoming Events


In-person Programs

September, 2021

Charlotte CISO Inner Circle

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

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November 9, 2021

2021 Charlotte CISO Executive Summit Q4

The Westin Charlotte

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

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Virtual Programs

May 27, 2021

2021 Charlotte CISO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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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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