Milwaukee CISO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Milwaukee 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

Milwaukee CISO Governing Body

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


Richard Flahaven headshot

Richard Flahaven


Eric Hanson headshot

Eric Hanson

Global VP, Information Services

Michael Kahler headshot

Michael Kahler

Old Republic Surety
CIO & VP of Information Services

Vicki Leinbach headshot

Vicki Leinbach


Brent Maher headshot

Brent Maher

Johnson Financial Group, Inc.

Kuldip Mohanty headshot

Kuldip Mohanty

CIO | Vice President, Information Technology, North America

John Paape headshot

John Paape


Tim Van Ryzin headshot

Tim Van Ryzin

Director, Information Security


Reshad Alam

Regal Beloit
IT Director & CISO

Riad Amro

Grant Thornton
Global CISO

Dawn Cappelli

Rockwell Automation
VP, Global Security and Chief Information Security Officer

Stephen Fried

American Family Insurance
IT Security Threat and Identity Management Director

John Hochevar

American Transmission Company

Bernd Huber

SC Johnson

Rebecca Janutis

Kohl's Corporation
Vice President - Information Security

Angela Johnson

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
CISO & VP IS Infrastructure

Adam Lance

Komatsu Mining Corp
Director, Global Infrastructure & CISO

Shawn Lewis

Spectrum Brands
Director, Information Security

Britt Lindley


Kevin McCray

Global IT Director & CISO

Chris Merkel

Northwestern Mutual
Director, Information Protection

Doug Michelz

Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds
Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Program Director

Larry Pedrazoli

Manager, Enterprise Security

Fawaz Rasheed

Northwestern Mutual

Kevin Ryan

Manager, Global Technology

Dane Sandersen

Trek Bicycle Corporation
Global Security (CSO/CISO) and Infrastructure Director

Joe Smits

Associated Bank-Corp

Bob Turner

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sean Valcamp

MGIC Investment Corporation

Mark Ward

Head of Global Information Security

Jennifer Westphal

MGIC Investment Corporation
Deputy CISO

Upcoming programs

September 2020

2020 Milwaukee CISO Inner Circle Q3

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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October 2020

2020 Milwaukee CISO Executive Summit

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

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

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