Chicago CISO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Chicago 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

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

Baxter
Chief Information Security Officer

Arlan McMillan

Kirkland & Ellis
Chief Security Officer

Paolo Vallotti

Tate & Lyle
CISO & VP of Operations

Mike Zachman

Zebra Technologies
VP & Chief Security Officer

Members

Robert Allen

Gallagher
Global CISO

Scott Barnes

Fortune Brands Home & Security
Director, Enterprise Cyber Security

Greg Bee

Pekin Insurance
CISO

Michael Boucher

JLL
CISO, Americas

Diane Brown

Ulta Beauty
Director, IT Risk Management

Jack Burback

Wintrust Financial
Senior VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Burroughs

Culligan International
Chief Information Security Officer

Ruben Chacon

CDW
VP and CISO

Robyn Clark

ITW
CISO

John Dolce

American Medical Association
Director & Chief Information Security Officer

Brian Ekkebus

USG
Sr. IT Manager of Security, Audit & Compliance

Justinian Fortenberry

Zip
Global CISO

Dave Garza

Ecolab
Director, Global Information Security

Danny Garza

Allstate
Business Information Security Officer

Roberto Gutierrez

OSI
CISO

Eric Hansen

Siemens AG
Head - Cyber Defense for the Americas

Thomas Henson

Molex
Director, Corporate Information Security CISO

Shane Hibbard

Invenergy
Director of Information Security

Victor Hsiang

GATX
Information Security Director

Steve Hundley

TTX
AVP, CISO

John Janachowski

AAR Corp
Vice President, IT Security and CISO

Daniel Jesudason

Ingredion
IT Director – Global Infrastructure & Security, North America, Corporate

Mahmood Khan

CNA
SVP & Global CISO

Fred Kwong

Delta Dental
CISO

Benjamin Lawson

Groupon
Director, Information Security

Chris Lugo

Danaher
Global CISO

Edward Marchewka

Gift of Hope
Director of Information and Technology Services

Seth McCallister

HUB International
Chief Information Security Officer

Steven McLean

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Senior Manager, Information Security

John Melnick

ArcelorMittal USA
Global CISO

Matthew Memming

Navistar
CISO

Justin Metallo

Volkswagen Financial Services
CISO

Jake Middleton

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Vice President & Information Security Officer

Sam Monasteri

ACCO Brands
VP, CISO

Sean Nealon

Brookfield Properties
VP, Cyber & Information Security

Elizabeth Ogunti

JBT Corporation
CISO

Adam Page

Zurich Insurance Company
CISO

Bill Podborny

Alliant
CISO

Joe Puissant

Bosch
Enterprise IT Security, Supervisor

Aman Raheja

Humana
SVP CISO & Head of IT Operations

Nitin Raina

ThoughtWorks
VP - Cyber & Information Security

Richard Rushing

Motorola Mobility
CISO

Ralston Simmons

William Blair & Company
CISO

Joe Suareo

Restaurant Brands International
CISO

David Todd

White Lodging
CISO

Rob Tourt

Discover
Chief Information Security Officer

Ken Townsend

R1 RCM
VP, CISO

Boris Voltchenko

Reynolds Consumer Products
Vice President – IT Infrastructure and Security

Frank Yanan

Bank of America
SVP / Business Information Security Officer

Matthew Zielinski

Vivid Seats
Director of Information Security (CISO)

Nathan Zimmerman

The Y - YMCA
Sr. Information Security Officer

Upcoming Programs


In-person Programs

November 2, 2021

Chicago CISO Inner Circle

Mid America Club

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

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December 1, 2021

Chicago CISO Executive Summit

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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

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Virtual Programs

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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