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

Green Thumb
Director IT Security

Scott Barnes

Fortune Brands Home & Security
Director, Enterprise Cyber Security

Greg Bee

Pekin Insurance
CISO

Michael Boucher

JLL
CISO, Americas

Diane Brown

Ulta Beauty
Sr. Director, IT Risk Management

Jack Burback

Wintrust Financial
SVP, CISO

Michael Burroughs

Culligan
Chief Information Security Officer

Ruben Chacon

CDW
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

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

Grubhub
Chief Information Security Officer

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, Information Governance, CISO

Shane Hibbard

Invenergy
Director of Information Security

Victor Hsiang

GATX
Information Security Director

Steve Hundley

TTX
AVP, CISO

John Janachowski

AAR
Vice President, IT Security and CISO

Daniel Jesudason

Beam Suntory
VP & CISO

Shashank Kapoor

Truckstop.com
Head of InfoSec

Mahmood Khan

CNA
SVP & Global CISO

Fred Kwong

Delta Dental
CISO

Benjamin Lawson

Groupon
Director, Information Security

Chris Lugo

Danaher
Global 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

Michael Myint

Publicis USA
Global Information Security Lead

Sean Nealon

Brookfield Properties
VP, Cyber & Information Security

Elizabeth Ogunti

JBT Corporation
CISO

Adam Page

Zurich North America
CISO

Brian Palmer

Ventas
Director, IT Infrastructure

Bruce Phillips

Williston Financial Group
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Joe Puissant

Bosch
Manager, Enterprise IT Security

Aman Raheja

Humana
SVP CISO & Head of IT Operations

Nitin Raina

ThoughtWorks
VP - Cyber & Information Security

Richard Rushing

Motorola Mobility LLC
CISO

Ralston Simmons

William Blair & Company
CISO

Joe Suareo

Restaurant Brands International
CISO

David Todd

White Lodging
VP, CISO

Rob Tourt

Discover
Chief Information Security Officer

Ken Townsend

R1 RCM
VP, CISO

Boris Voltchenko

Reynolds Consumer Products
VP - IT Infrastructure & 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

March 24, 2022 | an evening

Chicago CISO Inner Circle

Mid America Club

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

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VIRTUAL

April 6, 2022 | 1 hour

Chicago CISO Virtual Town Hall

Optimizing the Workforce for Cyber Crisis Resilience — An Interactive Simulation

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

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IN-PERSON

May 24, 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

September, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

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

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