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. 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

Baxter
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

Fortune Brands Home & Security
Director, Enterprise Cyber Security

Greg Bee

Pekin Insurance
CISO

Michael Boucher

JLL
CISO, Americas

Diane Brown

Ulta Beauty
VP, IT Risk Management

Michael Burroughs

Shockwave Medical
Chief Information Security Officer

Ruben Chacon

EATON
Global VP & CISO

Art Chaisiriwatanasai

Paylocity
CISO

Robyn Clark

ITW
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

Roberto Gutierrez

OSI
CISO

Thomas Henson

Molex
Director, Information Governance, CISO

Martin 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

John Kellerhals

Foley & Lardner
Senior Manager Information Security

Mahmood Khan

CNA
SVP & Global CISO

Fred Kwong

DeVry University
CISO

Benjamin Lawson

ErisX
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

Seth McCallister

HUB International
Chief Information Security Officer

Steven McLean

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Senior Manager, Information Security

John Melnick

ArcelorMittal
Global CISO

Matt Memming

Navistar
Associate Director, CSO

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
VP, Cyber & Information Security

Elizabeth Ogunti

JBT Corporation
CISO

Adam Page

Zurich North America
CISO

Brian Palmer

Ventas
Director, IT Security and Infrastructure

Bruce Phillips

Williston Financial Group
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Joe Puissant

Bosch
Cyber Security Manager | Product & Service Management, Global Lead

Aman Raheja

Humana
SVP CISO & Head of IT Operations

Nitin Raina

ThoughtWorks
VP - Cyber & Information Security

Richard Rushing

Motorola
CISO

Eric Schulz

Primient
CISO

Bill Shields

TransUnion
EVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Ralston Simmons

William Blair & Company
CISO

Joe Suareo

Restaurant Brands International
CISO

Rob Tourt

Transamerica
Chief Information Security Officer

Ken Townsend

Ingredion
CISO

Boris Voltchenko

Reynolds Consumer Products
CISO & VP IT Infrastructure

Frank Yanan

Bank of America
SVP / Business Information Security Officer

Matthew Zielinski

Vivid Seats
Director of Information Security (CISO)

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

August 25, 2022 | 1 hour

Chicago CISO Virtual Town Hall

Building a Secure Data Governance Framework

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

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IN-PERSON

September 21, 2022 | an evening

Chicago CISO Inner Circle

The Ivy Room at Tree Studios

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

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IN-PERSON

October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Eaglewood Resort & Spa

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

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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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