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, FL
Deputy CIO

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Gary Eppinger

Carnival Cruise Lines
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 Corporation
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

Sykes Enterprises
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 Corporation
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer


Chad Bairnsfather

Director, Information Security

Connie Barrera

Jackson Health System
Corporate Director & Chief Information Security Officer

Victor Campos

JM Family Enterprises
Chief Information Security Officer

Beau Canada

Live Nation Entertainment
VP, Information Security

Roland Cloutier

Global CSO

Donald Cox

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Joe Ellis

Ryder System
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Nicole Ford

VP and Chief Information Security Officer

Chris Gay

Acosta Sales & Marketing

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

Louis Lerman


Roman Malkin

Red Lobster
Director IT Security & Compliance

John Masserini

Chief Information Security Officer

James Nolin

Spirit Airlines
Sr. Director IT Operations

Steven Parker

TBC Corp
VP Chief Information Security Officer

Frankie Ramos

DHL Express America
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

Sykes Enterprises
Chief Security Officer & Deputy CIO

Ana Roldan

NSU Florida
Chief Information Security Officer

Lars Schmekel

Miami-Dade County
Chief Information Security Officer

Igor Spektor

TracFone Wireless
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

October 29, 2020

Florida CISO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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November 11, 2020

Florida CISO Virtual Boardroom

Optimizing Security Operations

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

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November 19, 2020

Florida CISO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

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

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December 17, 2020

Florida CISO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

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

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