Chicago CISO Community


Join a powerful network of 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 experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs

Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.

Insights

Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CISOs approach similar challenges.

Connections

Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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

  1. Supporting business agility with risk-based programs
  2. Evaluating, communicating and responding to evolving threats
  3. Building a culture of security to enable smart, secure decision-making

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.

Co-Chairs

Waqas Akkawi

SIRVA Worldwide
VP, CISO

Sarah Buerger

Coyote Logistics
Director, IT Security

Jim Cameli

Walgreens Boots Alliance
VP & Global Chief Information Security Officer

Erik Hart

Cushman & Wakefield
CISO

Ricardo Lafosse

The Kraft Heinz Company
Chief Information Security Officer

JJ Markee

Danaher
Global Chief Information Security Officer

Bill Podborny

Constellation Brands
CISO

Paolo Vallotti

Tate & Lyle
CISO & VP of Operations

Mike Zachman

Zebra Technologies
VP & Chief Security Officer

Members

Robert Allen

Gallagher
Global CISO

Michelle Ayala

JLL
BISO

Scott Barnes

Cummins Filtration
CISO

Greg Bee

Pekin Insurance
CISO

Michael Boucher

JLL
CISO, Americas

Diane Brown

Ulta Beauty
VP, IT Risk Management

Jack Burback

Wintrust Financial
SVP, CISO

Ruben Chacon

Eaton
Global VP & CISO

Art Chaisiriwatanasai

Paylocity
CISO

Robyn Clark

ITW
CISO

Todd Covert

Allstate
National General CISO

Jeff Deakins

The Marmon Group
Director, IT Security (CISO) and Infrastructure

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

Danny Garza

Allstate
Business Information Security Officer

Paul Groisman

Fubo TV
Sr. Director of Cyber Security

Roberto Gutierrez

OSI
CISO

Thomas Henson

Molex
Director, Information Governance, CISO

Marty Hetzel

Homethrive
Director of Information Security

Shane Hibbard

Invenergy
Director of Information Security

Victor Hsiang

GATX
Information Security Director

John Janachowski

AAR
Vice President, IT Security and CISO

Daniel Jesudason

Beam Suntory
VP & CISO

Shashank Kapoor

Truckstop.com
CISO

Mahmood Khan

CNA
SVP & Global 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

Edward Marchewka

Gift of Hope
VP, IT and Quality Services, & Strategic Planning

Justin Marion

White Lodging
Director of IT, Infrastructure & Security

Steven McLean

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Senior Manager, Information Security

John Melnick

ArcelorMittal
Global CISO

Matt Memming

Navistar
Associate Director & Chief Security Officer

Justin Metallo

Volkswagen Financial Services
CISO

Jake Middleton

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Vice President & Information Security Officer

Sam Monasteri

ACCO Brands
VP, CISO

Julie Myerholtz

Grainger
Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Myint

Waltz Health
CISO

Sean Nealon

Brookfield Properties
CISO

Elizabeth Ogunti

JBT Corporation
CISO

Adam Page

Zurich North America
CISO

Brian Palmer

Ventas
Director, IT Security and Infrastructure

Jack Patterson

Stericycle
SVP of Security, Infrastructure and Operations

Bruce Phillips

Williston Financial Group
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Joe Puissant

Bosch
Cyber Security Product & Service Management, Global Lead

Aman Raheja

Humana
SVP CISO & Head of IT Operations

Nitin Raina

ThoughtWorks
CISO

Richard Rushing

Motorola
CISO

Eric Schulz

Primient
CISO

Bill Shields

TransUnion
EVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Ralston Simmons

William Blair & Company
CISO

Julie Smith

Caterpillar
Segment CISO - Services, Distribution & Digital

Joe Suareo

Restaurant Brands International
CISO

Rob Tourt

Transamerica
Chief Information Security Officer

Ken Townsend

Ingredion
Global CISO

Sean Ventura

KinderCare
Director of Security

Boris Voltchenko

Reynolds Consumer Products
CISO & VP IT Infrastructure

Frank Yanan

Bank of America
SVP / Business Information Security Officer

Joe Zacharias

Caterpillar
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Matthew Zielinski

Vivid Seats
Director of Information Security (CISO)

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

December 14, 2022 | 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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IN-PERSON

March, 2023 | an evening

Chicago CISO Inner Circle

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

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IN-PERSON

May, 2023 | 1 day

Chicago CISO Executive Summit

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

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IN-PERSON

September, 2023 | an evening

Chicago CISO Inner Circle

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

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IN-PERSON

September 11 - 13, 2023 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Four Seasons Nashville

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

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IN-PERSON

December, 2023 | 1 day

Chicago CISO Executive Summit

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

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