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. 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

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 headshot

Reenie Askew

City of Charlotte
CIO

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Ken Athanasiou

VF
CISO

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William Curtiss

Hanes
CISO / Director, Global Cybersecurity

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Steve Hagood

Ingersoll Rand
SVP & CIO

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Jon Harris

Compass Group USA
CISO

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Margarita R. Rivera

Lennar Multifamily Communities
Director of Information Security, Risk & Compliance

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Rob Watkins

Compass Group USA
CIO

Members

Mike Brannon

National Gypsum
Director, Infrastructure & Security

Christina Bray

BB&T
Business Information Security Officer

Sam Bruce

Optima Health Plan
Governing Body CISO

Ronnie Bryant

Charlotte Hornets
VP, IT & CISO

JP Calderon

Clorox
VP/CISO Global Architecture

Chase Carpenter

Honeywell
Chief Information and Product Security Officer

Brandon Champion

Syneos Health
Chief Information Security Officer

Gorrell Cheek

SPX Flow
CISO

Rick Chilton

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
CISO

Matthew Clark

Pentair
CISO

Teresa Davis

Capital Bank
VP, Identity Access and User Governance Officer

Frank Dixon

Conrex
Director of Cybersecurity

George Dolicker

City of Raleigh, NC
CISO

Peter Flack

Itron
Director Information Security, Risk Management and Governance

Lyvon Garth

Durham County
CISO

Jeremiah Grant

Novant Health
CISO

Mike Hillhouse

Cadrillion Capital
CIO & Security Officer

Lisa Jones

Wake County Public School System
CISO

James Kidwell

Novolex
Director - IT Governance

Manny Landron

IAT Insurance Group
CISO

Matt Lang

3D Systems Corporation
CISO

Anthony Longo

Lowe's
CISO

Bill Lord

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
CISO

Scott Mathis

RBC Bank US
CISO

Kevin McKenzie

Dollar Tree
VP & CISO

Ron Meeting

Barings
CISO

Randy Moulton

City of Charlotte
Chief Security Officer

Mike Piccirilli

Citco
CPO

Jim Powell

Ingersoll Rand
CISO

Kelly Reese

Sitel Group
Business Information Security Officer

Ben Schwering

Premier
CISO

Ethan Steiger

Advance Auto Parts
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Maria Thompson

State of North Carolina
State of NC CIRO

Kimberly Trapani

American Tire Distributors
Chief Digital Security Officer

Lisa Tuttle

SPX Corporation
CISO

Thomas Watson

Sealed Air
VP, Global CISO

Upcoming programs


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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October 2020

2020 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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March 2021

2021 Charlotte CISO Inner Circle Q1

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

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Your Community Partners


CIO and CISO Thought Leaders