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
Director, IT Security

Genady Vishnevetsky headshot

Genady Vishnevetsky

Stewart Title Company
CISO

Members

Jason Adams

AmSty
Manager, Cyber Security

Neel Adhikari

Solvay North America, Inc.
Global Security Program Management

André Allen

ENGIE NA
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 Corporation
CyberSecurity Advisor

Mohit Chanana

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Manager, IT Security

Keith Chapman

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

Muni Chatarpal

Patterson-UTI Energy
Director of Security

Mario Chiock

Schlumberger
Fellow

Marc Crudgington

Woodforest National Bank
CISO & SVP, Information Security

Scott DeCandido

Newpark Resources
Director, Cybersecurity, Risk & Compliance

Yunique Demann

Wolters Kluwer
Security and Compliance Director

Paul Dial

Hess
CISO

Mary Dickerson

University of Houston System
AVP/AVC IT Security, CISO

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas

Motiva
CISO

Aric Getman

Dril-Quip
Manager, IT Cyber Security

Morgan Gothard

Energy Transfer
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 GP Holdings
Supervisor, Information Security

Sameer Koranne

Covestro LLC
Global Operational Technology Security Officer

Chris Lanier

Stage Stores
VP - IT Security & Compliance

Justin Le

Par Pacific
IT Director - Information Security

Casey Lee

National Oilwell Varco
Director, IT Security

Sharon Lippe

Huntsman
Global IT Security Manager

Mark Littlejohn

Honeywell
Global Leader, Cyber Security Mg. Svcs.

Linda Marcone

Conn's
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
Information Security Manager - CISO

Rob Nolan

Noble Energy
CISO

Nibin Philip

Landry's Restaurants
Global Information Security Officer

Dr. Tim Proffitt

Insperity
Managing Director, Information Security

Ajoy Rao

Luby's
Director of Governance and Compliance

Mike Reynolds

SpeedCast
IT Security Manager - CISO

Nick Rose

Genesis Energy
Director - IT Infrastructure & Enterprise Security

Eric Seagren

Oceaneering International
Chief Information Security Officer

Pete Self

StandardAero
Director IT Security and Compliance

Robert Shaffer

UTMB Health
Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Slawson

Occidental Petroleum
Director IT Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance

René Smeraglia

NASA Johnson Space Center
JSC - Chief Information Security Officer

Tim Smith

Westlake Chemical
Global CISO

Scott Smith

City of Bryan
Chief Information Security Officer

Cynthia Soares

Baylor College of Medicine
Director, IT Information Security

Diego Souza

Cummins
Director - Deputy Global Chief Information Security Officer

Keith Turpin

The Friedkin Group Inc
CISO

Sarah Urbanowicz

AECOM
CISO

Stuart Wagner

Enterprise Products Partners
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

Chris Wolski

Port of Houston Authority
CISO

Craig Wood

Tricon Energy
Director of Infrastructure and Security

Upcoming Events


Virtual Programs

October 5, 2020

Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit - Day 1

A virtual gathering for CISOs with global responsibilities to discuss challenges unique to international operations.

Learn More
October 6, 2020

Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit - Day 2

A virtual gathering for CISOs with global responsibilities to discuss challenges unique to international operations.

Learn More
October 13, 2020

Houston CISO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

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

Learn More
November 10, 2020

Houston CISO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

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

Learn More
December 9, 2020

Houston CISO Virtual Executive Summit

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

Learn More

Your Community Partners


CISO Thought Leader