Chicago CISO Community


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Join a powerful network of C-level 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 best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs
  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
Insights
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
Connections
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Chicago CISO Governing Body


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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Waqas Akkawi

SIRVA Worldwide
VP, CISO

Michelle Ayala

The AZEK Company
CISO

Erik Hart

Cushman & Wakefield
CISO

JJ Markee

Danaher
Global CISO

Bill Podborny

Constellation Brands
CISO

Paolo Vallotti

Tate & Lyle
CISO & VP of Operations

Angela Williams

UL Solutions
SVP, Global Chief Information Security Officer

Governing Body Members

Robert Allen

Gallagher
Global CISO

Khurram Anwar

CF
Head of Information Security | CISO

Ebenezer Arumai

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Chief Information Security Director

Greg Bee

The Hagerty Group LLC
CISO

Michael Boucher

JLL
Head of Business Security Advisory

Diane Brown

Ulta Beauty
VP, IT Risk Management

Sarah Buerger

The Kraft Heinz Company
BISO

Jack Burback

Wintrust Financial
SVP, CISO

Art Chaisiriwatanasai

Paylocity
Chief Information Security Officer

Robyn Clark

ITW
CISO

Bruce Coffing

City of Chicago
Chief Information Security Officer

Todd Covert

Allstate
National General CISO

Rajesh David

Molex | Koch Industries
VP, Global CISO

Jeff Deakins

The Marmon Group
CISO

John Dolce

American Medical Association
Director & Chief Information Security Officer

Brian Ekkebus

USG
CISO

Thomas Forkenbrock

Central States Funds
CISO

Dave Garza

Ecolab
Director, Global Information Security

Jay Gonzales

James Hardie Industries
VP & CISO

Alex Green

Delta Dental of California
CISO

Paul Groisman

Fubo
Sr. Director of Cyber Security

Roberto Gutierrez

OSI
CISO

Saira Harcus

Amgen
Director, IT Security (Rare Disease)

Thomas Henson

The Boyd Group
Director Enterprise InfoSec & Compliance

Marty Hetzel

Complyauto
VP of Information Security & IT

Shane Hibbard

Invenergy
Director of Information Security

Victor Hsiang

GATX
Information Security Director

Darin Hurd

Guaranteed Rate
EVP & CISO

John Janachowski

AAR
Vice President, IT Security and CISO

Daniel Jesudason

Beam Suntory
VP, CISO & CEA

Shashank Kapoor

Truckstop.com
CISO

Mahmood Khan

CNA
SVP & Global CISO

Sarah Khan

Hightower
CISO

Fred Kwong

DeVry University
VP, CISO

Benjamin Lawson

ErisX - CBOE Digital
CISO

Chris Lugo

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
VP, CISO

Jesse Magenheimer

State Farm
Vice President & CISO

Justin Marion

White Lodging
Sr. Corporate IT Director - Infrastructure & Security

Daniel Mayer

Morningstar
CISO

Steven McLean

QuidelOrtho
Senior Manager of Security Architecture and Engineering

Matt Memming

Heico Companies LLC
Director GRC

Joe Mendel

Kellanova
CISO

Justin Metallo

Volkswagen Financial Services
CISO

Shefali Mookencherry

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chief Information Security Officer and Privacy Officer

Sean Nealon

Brookfield Properties
CISO

Amir Niaz

Culligan
VP, CISO

Elizabeth Ogunti

JBT Corporation
CISO

Adam Page

Zurich North America
CISO

Brian Palmer

Ventas
Director, IT Security and Infrastructure

Jack Patterson

Stericycle
SVP IT Infrastructure, Operations and Security

Bruce Phillips

WFG National Title Insurance
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Joe Puissant

Bosch
IT Security Manager, Product & Service Management, Global Lead

Aman Raheja

Humana
CISO, IT Risk & IT Vendor Management

Nitin Raina

Thoughtworks
Global CISO

Richard Rushing

Motorola Mobility
CISO

Eric Schulz

Primient
CISO

Joe Suareo

Restaurant Brands International
CISO

Ken Townsend

Ingredion
Global CISO

Sean Ventura

KinderCare
Head of Information Security and Compliance

Ron Versetto

Chicago Public Schools
Executive Director of Information Security

Boris Voltchenko

Reynolds Consumer Products
CISO & VP IT Infrastructure

Frank Yanan

Bank of America Limited
SVP / Business Information Security Officer

Andrew Young

Baker Tilly
Senior Director IT Security

Joe Zacharias

Caterpillar
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Matthew Zielinski

Vivid Seats
Senior Director of Infrastructure and CISO


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

  1. Improve and Achieve Operational Resilience
  2. Enable AI's Potential through Trust, Risk and Security Management
  3. Create Alignment with the Enterprise to Unlock True Value

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

March 14, 2024 | 1 hour

Chicago CISO Town Hall

The Real Security Challenges Your CISO Peers are Struggling With

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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VIRTUAL

April 10, 2024 | 1 hour

Chicago CISO Town Hall

Chicago CISO Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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IN-PERSON

May 14, 2024 | 1 day

Chicago CISO Executive Summit

Convene at 233 South Wacker

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

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IN-PERSON

September 12, 2024 | an evening

Chicago CISO Inner Circle

Truluck's Ocean’s Finest Seafood & Crab

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

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IN-PERSON

December 3, 2024 | 1 day

Chicago CISO Executive Summit

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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

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