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. 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

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 headshot

Waqas Akkawi

SIRVA Worldwide
VP, CISO

Amy Bogac headshot

Amy Bogac

CF
Director, Information Security and Risk Management

Jim Cameli headshot

Jim Cameli

Walgreens Boots Alliance
VP, Global CISO

Ricardo Lafosse headshot

Ricardo Lafosse

Kraft Heinz
CISO

JJ Markee headshot

JJ Markee

Baxter
CISO

Arlan McMillan headshot

Arlan McMillan

Kirkland & Ellis
CSO

John Reed headshot

John Reed

True Value Company
IT Security Program Manager

Paolo Vallotti headshot

Paolo Vallotti

Mondelez International
Global CISO

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

Sarah Buerger

Coyote Logistics
Director, IT Security

Michael Burroughs

Vyaire Medical
Chief Information Security Officer

Todd Camm

Navigant
Director IT Security

Carl Cammarata

Northwestern University
CISO, Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine

Ruben Chacon

CDW
VP and CISO

Robyn Clark

ITW
CISO

Dannie Combs

DFIN Solutions
SVP, CISO

John Dolce

American Medical Association
Director & Chief Information Security Officer

Brian Ekkebus

USG
Sr. IT Manager of Security, Audit & Compliance

Justinian Fortenberry

GrubHub
CISO

Danny Garza

Allstate
Business Information Security Officer

Dave Garza

Ecolab
Director, Global Information Security

John Germain

Duck Creek Technologies
VP, CISO

Paul Groisman

Follett
Director of Cyber Security & Privacy

Roberto Gutierrez

OSI
CISO

Eric Hansen

Siemens AG
Head - Cyber Defense for the Americas

Erik Hart

Cushman & Wakefield
CISO

Thomas Henson

Molex
Director, Corporate Information Security CISO

Shane Hibbard

Invenergy
Director of Information Security

Victor Hsiang

GATX
Information Security Manager

Steve Hundley

TTX
Director of Governance, Risk, and Security

Syed Hussaini

Hill-Rom Holdings
CISO

John Janachowski

AAR Corp
Vice President, IT Security and CISO

Daniel Jesudason

Ingredion
Global Information Security Director/CISO

Michael Konopka

Horizon Therapeutics
Sr. Manager, Cybersecurity

Fred Kwong

Delta Dental Insurance Company
CISO

Benjamin Lawson

Groupon
Director, Information Security

Tim Luallen

Tate & Lyle Group
CISO

Chris Lugo

Danaher
Global CISO

Edward Marchewka

Gift of Hope
Director of Information and Technology Services

Seth McCallister

HUB International
CTO

Steven McLean

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Senior Manager, Information Security

John Melnick

ArcelorMittal USA
CISO

Matthew Memming

Navistar
CISO

Justin Metallo

Volkswagen Financial Services
CISO

Jake Middleton

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Vice President & Information Security Officer

Chavdar Momchev

Revantage
CISO

Sam Monasteri

ACCO Brands
VP, CISO

Troy Moritz

TELUS
Chief Security Officer

Sean Nealon

Brookfield Properties
VP, Cyber & Information Security

Kevin Novak

Northern Trust
CISO & IT Risk Officer

Elizabeth Ogunti

JBT Corporation
Senior Manager IT Security and Compliance

Adam Page

Zurich Insurance Company
CISO

Bill Podborny

Alliant
CISO

Joe Puissant

Bosch
Enterprise IT Security, Supervisor

Aman Raheja

Humana
CISO

Nitin Raina

ThoughtWorks
Global Director - Information Security

Prasanna Ramakrishnan

Signify
Global Head – Information Security Risk

Fawaz Rasheed

Northwestern Mutual
CISO

Richard Rushing

Motorola Mobility
CISO

Ralston Simmons

William Blair & Company
CISO

Joe Suareo

Beam Suntory
CISO

David Todd

White Lodging
CISO

Rob Tourt

Discover
Chief Information Security Officer

Kenneth Townsend

R1 RCM
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Boris Voltchenko

Reynolds Consumer Products
Vice President – IT Infrastructure and Security

Brett Whitaker

State Farm Insurance
Information Security Officer, CRA Officer

Frank Yanan

Bank of America
SVP / Business Information Security Officer

Mike Zachman

Zebra Technologies
CSO

Matthew Zielinski

Vivid Seats
Director of Information Security (CISO)

Nathan Zimmerman

The Y - YMCA
Sr. Information Security Officer

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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December 2, 2020

2020 Chicago CISO Executive Summit Q4

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

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

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March 2021

2021 Chicago CISO Inner Circle Q1

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

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