Ohio CISO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Ohio 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. Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives
  2. Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies
  3. Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

Ohio CISO Governing Body

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


Michael Erickson

Baptist Health

Kiran Govindaraju

Ohio National Financial Services
SVP, IT & Actuarial Science

Lisa Heckler

Chief Information Security Officer

Phani Konduru

Chief Enterprise Architect & VP, Technology Advancement

Deval Motka

Quicken Loans
VP Data Intelligence/Analytics Empowerment

Robert Schuetter

Chief Information Security Officer

Marc Varner

YUM! Brands
Corporate VP & Global Chief Information Security Officer

Nelson Vincent

University of Cincinnati
Vice President & Chief Information Officer (Info Technology)


Greg Allender

Chief Information Security Officer

Don Boian

Cybersecurity Outreach Director

Robert Boutell

Alliance Data
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Mark Carney

State Auto Insurance Companies
Information Security Leader

Lori Clarke

Director, Information Security

Dave Criminski

AVP, Information Security

Shannon Culp

Director, Security Governance

Thomas Dager

Chief Information Security Officer

Tom Enneking

Mount Carmel
Regional Information Security Officer

Adool Ferguson

Mgr., Global Cybersecurity (CISO)

Kostas Georgakopoulos

Procter & Gamble
Chief Information Security Officer

Chris Hart

First Financial Bank
Chief Information Security Officer

Lori Havlovitz

Cardinal Health
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

James Kelley

Big Lots
Director, Information Security

Mike Kelley

Chief Information Security Officer

Jason Kinder

Leonardo DRS
Director, Corp Security - Cyber Security & SOC Ops

Matt King

VP of Global IT Security, CISO

Craig Kobren

The Christ Hospital
Chief Information Security Officer

Amy Lett

SCOTTS Miracle-Gro
Chief Information Security Officer

William McCaster

Ohio National Financial Services
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Chris McFarland

Abercrombie & Fitch
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Brian Minick

Fifth Third Bank
Chief Information Security Officer

Elias Oxendine IV

YUM! Brands
Director, IT Governance Risk and Compliance

Gregory Peebles

St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Information Security Manager

Greg Press

Munich Reinsurance America
VP IT Americas Security Manager

Eric Ridder

GE Aviation
Director of Cyber Security

Mark Sandler

Tempur Sealy

Michael Spaulding

Director of Cyber Security Operations

Mathews Thomas

AVP, IT Risk Mgmt.

Paul Townley

Owens Corning
Director, Information Security

Andrew Turner

FIS Global
Chief Security Officer

Jessica Walpole

Lincoln Electric
Vice President, Global IT Security Operations

Bryan Willett


Christopher Zell

Wendy's Company
Head of IT security

Upcoming Events

In-person Programs

October, 2021

2021 Ohio CISO Executive Summit Q2

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

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Virtual Programs

May 20, 2021

2021 Ohio CISO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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August 10, 2021

Ohio CISO Virtual Boardroom

Ohio CISO Virtual Boardroom

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

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October 12 - 13, 2021

Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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