Houston CISO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Houston 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

Houston CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Mike Coogan headshot

Mike Coogan

Waste Management
Senior Director, Cybersecurity

Angelique Grado headshot

Angelique Grado

MRC Global
CISO

Paul Huttenhoff headshot

Paul Huttenhoff

CenterPoint Energy
CISO

Annessa McKenzie headshot

Annessa McKenzie

Calpine
VP of IT & CSO

Steve Neiers headshot

Steve Neiers

Chevron
GM, Info. Risk Strategy & Mgmt. (CISO)

Derek Rude headshot

Derek Rude

Weatherford International
Director, IT Security

Genady Vishnevetsky headshot

Genady Vishnevetsky

Stewart
CISO

Members

Jason Adams

Amsty
Manager, Cyber Security

Neel Adhikari

Solvay North America, LLC
Global Security Program Management

André Allen

ENGIE North America
CISO

Lorenzo Alvarado

Pimco
Head of Security

Jason Black

Tailored Brands
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Preston Broesche

Kirby Corporation
Director of Information Security

Catharina Budiharto

Baker Hughes
Sr. Director, Cybersecurity Architect & Data Protection

Ted Butler

Global Atlantic Financial Group
AVP Information Security/DCISO

Randy Calhoun

Venator
Risk, Security & Compliance Manager

Anthony Caruso

Apache
CyberSecurity Advisor

Mohit Chanana

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
Manager, IT Security

Keith Chapman

Stewart & Stevenson
Mgr. Ntwk. Arch. & Sec.

Muni Chatarpal

Patterson-UTI
Director of Security

Mario Chiock

Schlumberger
Fellow

Marc Crudgington

Woodforest National Bank
CISO & SVP, Information Security

Scott DeCandido

Newpark
Director, Cybersecurity, Risk & Compliance

Paul Dial

Hess Corporation
CISO

Mary Dickerson

University of Houston System
AVP/AVC IT Security, CISO

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas

Motiva Enterprises
CISO

Aric Getman

Dril-Quip
Manager, IT Cyber Security

Morgan Gothard

Energy Transfer Partners
Sr Director - Identity, Compliance, IT Security

Matt Harper

Devon Energy
CISO

Kirk Hein

Aramco Services Company
IT Security Ops, Supervisor

Keith Herndon

Baker Hughes
CISO

Brad Hollingsworth

Mattress Firm
Director of Cyber Security

Bobby Joseph

Bristow Group
Chief Information Security Officer & Director, SAP Infrastructure

Christopher Kar

Fort Bend Independent School District
Information Security Advisor

Kent Knudsen

Plains All American Pipeline
Supervisor, Information Security

Sameer Koranne

Covestro
Global Operational Technology Security Officer

Chris Lanier

Stage Stores
VP - IT Security & Compliance

Justin Le

Par Pacific Holdings
IT Director - Information Security

Casey Lee

National Oilwell Varco
Director, IT Security

Sharon Lippe

Huntsman Corporation
Global IT Security Manager

Mark Littlejohn

Honeywell
Global Leader, Cyber Security Mg. Svcs.

Linda Marcone

Conn's HomePlus
VP & CISO

Mary Rose Martinez

Halliburton
CISO and Senior Director, IT Architecture

John Mowery

ConocoPhillips
Director of Global Information Security

Dave Naples

McDermott International
Manager, Cyber Information Risk

Tim Nguyen

BHP Billiton Americas
Information Security Manager - CISO

Rob Nolan

Noble Energy
CISO

Dr. Tim Proffitt

Insperity
Managing Director, Information Security

Ajoy Rao

Luby's, Inc.
Director of Governance and Compliance

Mike Reynolds

Pacific Drilling Services, Inc.
IT Security Manager - CISO

Nick Rose

Genesis Energy
Director - IT Infrastructure & Enterprise Security

Eric Seagren

Oceaneering International
Chief Information Security Officer

Robert Shaffer

UTMB Health
Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Slawson

Oxy
Director IT Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance

René Smeraglia

NASA Johnson Space Center
JSC - Chief Information Security Officer

Scott Smith

City of Bryan
Chief Information Security Officer

Tim Smith

Westlake Chemical
Global CISO

Cynthia Soares

Baylor College of Medicine
Director, IT Information Security

Diego Souza

Cummins
Director-Deputy Global Chief Information Security Officer

Keith Turpin

Friedkin Companies
CISO and Head of Global Infrastructure Services

Sarah Urbanowicz

AECOM
CISO

Stuart Wagner

Enterprise Products
Director, IT Sec. & Compliance

Kevin Weaver

CommonSpirit
Information Security Officer

Bryan Whiteside

Cameron a Schlumberger Company
Program Director, Microsoft Office 365

James Williamson

Intertek Group plc
CISO

Christopher Wolski

Port of Houston Authority
CISO

Craig Wood

Tricon Energy
Director of Infrastructure and Security

Upcoming programs


September 2, 2020

2020 Houston CISO Inner Circle Q3

Dukessa

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

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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 9, 2020

2020 Houston CISO Executive Summit Q4

Hyatt Regency Houston

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

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