Pittsburgh CISO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Pittsburgh 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

Pittsburgh CISO Governing Body

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


Bill Balint headshot

Bill Balint

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Steven Bugajski headshot

Steven Bugajski

United States Steel Corporation
Chief Information Officer

Pierre Combemale headshot

Pierre Combemale

Vesuvius U S A Corporation
IT Executive Leader

Francois Estellon headshot

Francois Estellon

Matthews International
Chief Technology Officer

Bill Fortwangler headshot

Bill Fortwangler

Dollar Bank

Omar Khawaja headshot

Omar Khawaja

Highmark Health
VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Susan Koski headshot

Susan Koski

SVP and Divisional CISO, Security Operations

Matthew Putila headshot

Matthew Putila

Gateway Health
VP, Information Technology & CTO

George Rosato headshot

George Rosato

Director, IT


Robert Brenis

Signet Jewelers Limited
Director Risk, Governance & Compliance

Mark Caplan

84 Lumber Company
VP Infrastructure, Operations, Security & Risk

Jim Cebula

Citizens Bank
SVP, Cyber Security

Dave Coughanour

Sr. Director of Cybersecurity

Thomas Dugas

Duquesne University
CISO and Director, Information Security

Dr. Trebor Z. Evans

Dollar Bank
Sr. VP and Chief Information Security Officer

Jonathan Hale

Chief Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer

Dr. Henry Jiang

VP - Business Information Security Officer

John Johnston

Sr. Manager, Global Security and Compliance

Al Jones

CNX Resources
IS&T Director of Operations

Jim Mahony

Robert Morris University

Greg Maier

United States Steel Corporation

Colleen McMahon

Mylan, Inc.

Michael Noble

Chief Information Security Officer

Julie Ray

US Steel
Chief Information Security Officer

Doug Salah

Wabtec Corporation
Manager, Information Security and Networking

Ryan Shaw


Dan Sheehan

Dick's Sporting Goods

Chad Shipley

Reed Smith
Senior manager, Project Management and business analysis

Eris Symms


Paul Turcotte


Kevin Varley

Director IT Security and Compliance

Jessica Walpole

Lincoln Electric
Vice President, Global IT Security Operations

Michael Yates

GLOBAL Director of Global IT Security

Justin Zimmerman

Giant Eagle
Director, Information Security

Peter Zwieryznski

Koppers Inc.
Network and Information Security Architect

Upcoming programs

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 Pittsburgh CISO Executive Summit Q4

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

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

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March 2021

2021 Pittsburgh CISO Inner Circle Q1

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

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