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. Supporting business agility with risk-based programs
  2. Evaluating, communicating and responding to evolving threats
  3. Building a culture of security to enable smart, secure decision-making

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

Chief Information Security Officer & Data Privacy Officer

Mandy Huth

Kohler Co.
VP, Cybersecurity

Rick Sackett

Director, Information Security


Reshad Alam

Regal Rexnord
Vice President, Information Systems Security

Riad Amro

CISO, VP Information Security

Stephen Fried

American Family Insurance
IT Security Threat and Identity Management Director

John Hochevar

American Family Insurance
IT Risk Manager

Bernd Huber

S C Johnson & Son Inc

Rebecca Janutis

Kohl's Corporation

Angela Johnson

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
CISO & VP IS Infrastructure

Adam Lance

Komatsu Mining
Director, Global Infrastructure & CISO

Shawn Lewis

Spectrum Brands
Senior Director, Information Security

Britt Lindley


Chris Merkel

Northwestern Mutual
Senior Director, Cybersecurity Operations

Doug Michelz

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Larry Pedrazoli

Generac Power Systems
Director of Cyber Security

Dane Sandersen

Trek Bicycle
Global IT (CIO) and Security Director (CSO/CISO)

Joe Smits

Associated Bank-Corp

Bob Turner

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sean Valcamp

MGIC Investment Corporation
VP, Chief Technology & Information Security Officer

Tim Van Ryzin

Director, Information Security

Mark Ward

Johnson Financial Group, Inc.

Jennifer Westphal

MGIC Investment Corporation

Upcoming Programs


September 29, 2022 | 1 hour

Milwaukee CISO Virtual Town Hall

Milwaukee CIO & CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Eaglewood Resort & Spa

A summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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November, 2022 | 1 day

Milwaukee CISO Executive Summit

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

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