Florida CISO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Florida 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

Florida CISO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Florida CISO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.


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Shawn Bowen

Restaurant Brands International

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Otto Contreras

City of Miami
Deputy CIO

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Gary Eppinger

Global Chief Information Security Officer & Privacy Officer

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Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Chief Security Officer

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Kevin Grayling

Florida Crystals
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

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Gram Ludlow

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
VP, Global Information Security

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Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital
Chief Information Security Officer

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Dave Pearson

Executive VP & Chief Information Officer

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Luis Suarez

H.I.G. Capital
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer

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Christine Vanderpool

Florida Crystals
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer


Chad Bairnsfather

Director, Information Security

Connie Barrera

Jackson Health System
Corporate Director & Chief Information Security Officer

Alex Borhani


Victor Campos

JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Chief Information Security Officer

Beau Canada

Live Nation Entertainment
VP, Information Security

Andrew Cannata

Global Chief Information Security Officer

Ann Chang

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Chief Information Security Officer, VP of Cyber Security & Compliance, Cloud Security, Big Data & ML

Roland Cloutier

Global CSO

Donald Cox

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Joe Ellis

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Nicole Ford

VP and Chief Information Security Officer

Chris Gay

Southeastern Grocers

Sheryl Hanchar

Vice President, CISO

Janet Heins

Royal Caribbean Cruises
Chief Information Security Officer

John Koester

HD Supply
Senior Director and Chief Information Security Officer

Richard La Bella

VITAS Healthcare
Chief Information Security Officer

Dan Lasher

Tech Data Corporation
Corporate Vice President, CyberSecurity and Global IT Architecture

Louis Lerman


Roman Malkin

Red Lobster
Director IT Security & Compliance

John Masserini

Chief Information Security Officer

William Mendez

City of Miami
Info. Systems Security Officer

Benjamin Miron

NextEra Energy
Sr Director Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

Tom Murphy

University of Miami
Associate Vice President, IT/Chief Information Security Officer

James Nolin

Sr. Director IT Operations

Mike Novak

Seminole Gaming Hard Rock
VP of IT Security, Data Protection, Compliance and CISO

Steven Parker

TBC Corporation
VP Chief Information Security Officer

Marilyn Piccolo


Frankie Ramos

Regional IT Security Officer (Americas)

Timothy Ramsay

World Fuel Services
CISO and Vice President, Information Security

Christopher Roche

NextEra Energy
Senior Director of CyberSecurity & Technology Risk (CISO)

Christopher Rogers

Senior Vice President, Deputy CIO & Global Security Officer

Ana Roldan

NSU Florida
Chief Information Security Officer

Lars Schmekel

Miami-Dade County
Chief Information Security Officer

Krizi Trivisani

American Red Cross
VP Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Upcoming Events

In-person Programs

September 21 - 23, 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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October 29, 2020

Florida CISO Executive Summit

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

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March, 2021

Florida CISO Inner Circle

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

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Virtual Programs

August 13, 2020

Florida CISO Virtual Boardroom

Securing a Storm of Cloud in Regulated Industries

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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August 20, 2020

Florida CISO Virtual Boardroom

Security Operations in a Remote Era

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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