Executive Committee

Chris Sachse, CEO and Co-Founder, Think|Stack

Chairman of the Board

Executive Profile:
Chris is a passionate leader and entrepreneur. His career started early, founding his first business during his sophomore year of college. Since that time, he has continued his growth in business, community and family. As a proud Baltimore resident, Chris has focused his growth in his city and hopes to lead change and revitalization in his hometown.

Today, Chris spends the majority of his time leading and cultivating the culture of Think|Stack.  Think|Stack is the only human centered technology services firm in the world. They lead FIs through digital transformations; designing, building and maintaining their infrastructure and cyber security platforms.

When he is not at Think|Stack he can be found serving on the Maryland Governors Workforce Development Board as the Chairman of the Cyber and IT Taskforce. His work there helps to create policy to develop the future workforce for tomorrows jobs. His passion for workforce development has led to a partnership with YearUp Baltimore, a technology internship training program that serves underprivileged youth in Baltimore.

For fun, Chris started Sachse Ventures, which supports Baltimore startups. This provides Chris with a creative outlet for his entrepreneurial spirit and also helps to cultivate successful startups in his home town. Through Sachse Ventures, Chris is a mentor, investor and board member for a variety of startups.

During his career Chris had the pleasure of graduating with his BA in business management and MA in Leadership from Notre Dame of Maryland University. He also completed the CUES Executive Innovation Program at Stanford and MIT.

Along his journey, Chris has been supported by his wonderful and growing family. His wife, Jordan, daughters Maguire and Emerson and son Connor, make it all worth it. Chris works hard to find balance, spending as much time as he can with his family.

Organization Profile:

At Think|Stack, we design meaningful customer experiences and innovative technology solutions for conscious brands. We believe that technology should support experiences that bring people together rather than encouraging isolation. Whether designing experiences that delight customers or creating social impact, people should come before the technology. We are entrepreneurs, project managers, engineers, and technicians who respect the interconnectedness of technology systems. We collaborate within an agile environment to design innovative solutions to real problems.



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Shelley Lombardo, Chief Operating Officer, Evergreen Advisors

Board Member & Vice Chair of the Board

Executive Profile:
Shelley is the Chief Operating Officer at the firm and manages the Corporate Advisory practice of Evergreen Advisors. She has a broad background in corporate finance focusing on small business and the middle-market. Shelley has over 20 years of experience working with middle-market companies in including healthcare, Fintech, business processing outsourcing, and cyber. In her pre-Evergreen life, she earned her stripes at a number of financial institutions working in the commercial, retail, and marketing areas. Shelley obtained her M.B.A. from UMUC and her B.A. from Greensboro College in North Carolina. She also completed the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. She is currently serving as Past President of XPX Maryland, Chair of the Board for the ETC (Emerging Technology Center), serves on the board for the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland and the Maryland Industrial Partnership (MIPs), and is a co-chair of the Glenelg Country School Speaker Series.


Gregg Smith, Advisor, Archon Security

Past Chair

Executive Profile:

Gregg Smith is a security and mobile technology industry veteran with 20+ years of experience. Gregg is currently CEO of Attila Security, a secure communications company based in Maryland. Gregg is also on the boards of Kesala, Datatribe and Evergreen Advisors. Prior to Attila Security, Gregg was CEO of Silent Circle, Acuity Mobile, KoolSpan and Acuity Mobile. Gregg was also President of Aether Systems (NASDAQ: AETH) and SVP of TeleCommunincations Systems (NASDAQ: TSYS) Gregg has led 7 companies to successful exits. Gregg is a much sought-after speaker at mobile, wireless, and security industry events. 


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John Leitch, President and CEO, Winquest Engineering Corporation

Board Member & Executive Committee Assistant Treasurer

Executive Profile:
John Leitch is the President and CEO of Winquest Engineering Corporation which operates Winquest Cybersecurity as one of its business divisions. Prior to founding Winquest in 2010, John served as a Senior Technical Manager and is a former U.S. Army Infantry, Armor, Military Intelligence Officer and Master Parachutist. John's information assurance experience dates to the late 1990s and includes drafting Department of Defense policies for Computer Network Operations and serving as the U.S. Army's first Brigade Information Operations Branch Chief. John is passionate about making cybersecurity affordable for all businesses and has been featured via television, radio, newspapers, magazines, industry conferences, academic symposiums and as a speaker including members of Congress, Directors of the National Security Agency and various C-level executive groups.




Sarah Woods, Founder & President, VenturePotential

Board Member & Executive Committee Secretary

Executive Profile:

Sarah is a senior executive marketing professional and nonprofit leader with 25+ years of industry experience in cybersecurity, biotechnology, consumer products, education, and healthcare. She has successfully grown Procter & Gamble brands, SMBs, emerging-growth ventures, startups, and nonprofits. She is valued as a trusted partner, insightful strategist, collaborative leader, team motivator, and spokesperson. 

Sarah enjoys continuous learning along with her MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler School of Business and a BS in Honors Biochemistry and BA in Chemistry from North Carolina State University as a J.T. Caldwell Scholar. 

Sarah brings nonprofit experience as the Executive Director of the P&G Alumni Foundation and extensive Board experience with The Family Tree as a Board Member, Marketing Co-chair, former Board President, and former gala chair. She also serves as Marketing Advisor to the Women in Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Community and co-founded Essential Hugs, a grassroots nonprofit to support essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Outside work, Sarah is an avid traveler, paddleboarder (often with her yellow Labrador onboard), sailor, slow runner to great music, pickleball beginner, mother of two sons, and happy gatherer of friends and family.

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Charles (Chuck) Faughnan, III, Strategic Advisor, Entrepreneur, Ascent14

Board Member & Executive Committee Assistant Treasurer

Executive Profile:

Chuck is an investor, mentor and strategic advisor to companies from startup to mid-market.  He draws on his experience as CFO, CEO, and technical expert to help executives and companies grow their business to new heights.  He focuses on helping teams remove barriers to growth by creating scalable structures, delegation paths, accountability systems, and operating indicators that deliver sustainable growth aligned with strategic direction and core values.

He has been CEO, CFO, line manager, and technical engineer in fast growing entrepreneurial companies over the last 30 years.  He has gained a wide range of experiences in business strategy, business operations, finance, project management, and leading companies to deliver outstanding results for employees, customers and shareholders.  He comes from a technical background in network engineering, software development, and analytics.  Together his experience and background provide a unique set of skills to help companies focus on aligning with their goals and values to deliver outstanding results.  

Chuck has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, specializing in telecommunications, from The George Washington University.  

Chuck is married, has 2 daughters, and lives in Chevy Chase, MD.  He volunteers by running a golf tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, judging high school engineering and entrepreneurial programs, and supporting industry groups.





Evan Dornbush, Chief Executive Officer, Point3 Security, Inc.

Board Member & Executive Committee Assistant Secretary

Executive Profile:
Evan co-founded Point3 in 2014 and serves as Chief Executive Officer. He worked as a Computer Network Operator for the National Security Agency back when Cyber meant something totally different.  Before co-founding Point3 Evan was Director of Customer Experience at Vulnerability Research Labs, a security research firm acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation.

He holds a M.S. in computer science from The George Washington University and has fathered four ridiculously good looking children.



Joe Mezzanotte, Partner, Whiteford | Taylor | Preston LLP

Board Member & Executive Committee Legal Counsel

Executive Profile:
Mr. Mezzanotte has more than two decades of experience in complex real estate and business transactions. He is the Co-Chairman of WTPs Real Estate Section and Real Estate Development, Leasing and Land Use Industry Group. Mr. Mezzanottes practice encompasses a full range of complex commercial real estate transactions and development work including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, entitlements, leasing and corporate matters relating thereto. In addition to his real estate practice, Mr. Mezzanotte has also served as outside General Counsel and a strategic advisor to privately held corporations and not-for-profit institutions.


Board Members



Linda Conrad, Principal, Corporate and Information Security Risk Management at Exelon Corporation

Board Member

Executive Profile:
Linda is responsible for driving strategic risk activities and engagement with the Board, Cyber Security and Information Technology, Enterprise Risk Management, Supply Chain and Legal teams.  Linda is establishing opportunities for innovation, including Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence applications.  She is developing dynamic dashboards and Risk / Cost / Value tools to quantify Return on Investment and analyze corporate, cyber and supply Key Risk and Performance Indicators, to enable data-driven decisions.

Conrad is partnering with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Robert H. Smith School of Business on development and predictive analytics of the cyber supply chain risk portal, which received the 2017 Cybersecurity Award for Practice from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.  Linda also consulted on the Munich Reinsurance Innovation Lab team, supporting business launch from product design, addressable market and distribution channels, to customer and capital investor strategy.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindaconrad1/

Linda served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Climassure, where she led a team which pioneers innovative financial and technology products, data modeling, and advisory solutions to help mitigate the economic impacts of extreme weather and flooding.  For 15 years prior, Linda managed a global team responsible for delivering tactical solutions to Zurich Insurance and customers on strategic issues such as business resilience, cyber and supply chain risk, Enterprise Risk Management, and Total Risk Profiling. 

Linda addresses enterprise resiliency issues in print and television appearances, including CNBC, Fox Business News, The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, AM Best, and Business Insurance. She holds a Specialist designation in ERM, and serves on the global Education Advisory Board of the Institute of Risk Management in London. She is deputy member of the ERM Committee of RIMS, on the NIST cyber-portal project, sits on the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council, consults for Gerson Lehman Group, and was Chairwoman of the Asian Risk Management Conference. She taught at University of Delaware Captive program and in the Masters on Supply Chain Management program at University of Michigans Ross School of Business, where she serves on the Corporate Advisory Council. Linda studied at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and Fox Business School.



Kate Davis-Shapiro, Senior Vice President, LaunchTech Communications

Board Member 

Executive Profile:

Kate has extensive experience in developing marketing strategy and communications plans to promote high technology product and service offerings. She works closely with our clients to assure enhanced brand visibility and leadership credibility through the development of targeted content and go-to-market campaigns.

Kate has found success in her ability to translate tech-speak into marketable language. Amicable, with a bit of a scrappy persona, she is able to establish connections that lead to strong relationships.

Kate is a business, marketing and communications professional with over 10 years of experience leading brands to new levels of success. She has driven the PR programs of over 70 brands thus far and has been a significant contributed to the launch of 10 companies and counting. Outside of the office she mentors emerging founders at [email protected] Cyber Incubator and is on the Board of Directors for the Maryland STEM Festival.

A graduate of Lafayette College, Kate now resides in Baltimore, Md. with her husband and their dog



Heather Gramm, CEcD, Senior Director, Strategic Industries & Entrepreneurship at Maryland Department of Commerce 

Board Member

Executive Profile:

Heather Gramm joined the Maryland Department of Commerce as Senior Director of Strategic Industries and Entrepreneurship in June 2019. In this role, she oversees the development and implementation of the states efforts to grow the strategic industries of biohealth and life sciences, cybersecurity and aerospace, manufacturing, energy and agriculture. In addition, she oversees Commerces strategic initiatives for entrepreneurship, small business, and workforce development. 


Prior to this role, she served as Deputy Director for the Frederick County Office of Economic Development overseeing the countys business development efforts, including business attraction, retention and expansion, small and minority business development strategies, as well as industry-sector development in the countys targeted sectors. 


Heather has more than 17 years of experience in municipal, county and state economic development in a variety of roles including business development, community development and downtown revitalization. She earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Hood College and the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification through IEDC. She serves as President of the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Board of Directors.


Gwen  Greene, Ph.D., Founder, CEO, and Senior Information Systems Security Engineer at Applied Information Technology (AiTech

Board Member

Executive Profile:

Gwen Greene, Ph.D., is the Founder, CEO, and Senior Information Systems Security Engineer at Applied Information Technology (AiTech). She has been in the technology industry for nearly 20 years. She has been in the technology industry for nearly 20 years. 


Gwen Greene had worked with a leading Department of Defense (DoD) company for 12 years after graduating from college. She has 15 years of experience in Federal contracting and cybersecurity. She is also a published author and a respected consultant in the area of effective change in organizational security culture. AiTech consultants believe the benefits of working with a company whose foundation is security awareness and literacy, customers can derive remarkable value in legal and regulatory compliance, avoid data security breaches, and streamline their security business practices.


Gwen holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Bowie State University, a Master of Science (MSc) in Management of Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a Doctorate in Information Technology from Towson University.  


A strong advocate of diversity and mentorship, Gwen Greene is most passionate about empowering others to realize their full potential in their career goals. She is also a bodybuilder competitor and loves spending quality time with her husband and 3 children. 



Brian Hubbard, Ph.D., Founder, CEO, and Senior Information Systems Security Engineer at Applied Information Technology (AiTech) 

Board Member

Executive Profile:

Brian is a strategic business leader with three decades of experience architecting, designing, and developing solutions to address some of the nation‘s top cybersecurity challenges. Prior to joining Edwards, he founded Evolved Cyber Solutions (ECS) – a company dedicated to supporting both large and small organizations in assessing security compliance and building cyber programs based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Prior to ECS, Brian was at G2 where he was responsible for both Federal/Civil Government and Commercial customer solution development and delivery. Brian was a primary author and led the contractor team supporting NIST in the development of the Cybersecurity Framework. Brian also supported Booz Allen Hamilton‘s Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) business at the National Security Agency (NSA) for 19 years, as a Principal. Brian‘s industry knowledge and cybersecurity understanding make him a true asset to the Edwards‘ Leadership Team.

Brian holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), CMMC Provisional Assessor (PA), and a CMMC Provisional Instructor (PI).


Christina (Tina) Kuhn, President, Proximas Group

Board Member

Executive Profile:

Tina Kuhn is an accomplished Senior Executive with 30+ years of demonstrated success spanning cybersecurity, defense, intelligence, commercial, international, and US government industries. Ms. Kuhn has extensive and deep experience in organizational transformations, growth strategies and implementation, M&A due diligence and integration, financial improvements, process and risk management, operations management, business development, and program management. Ms. Kuhn specializes in organizational transformation creating high-growth, high-impact teams.  


Throughout her executive career, Tina has held a number of leadership positions. At present, she serves as President of Proximas Group, a family of companies serving the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and commercial customers.


Ms. Kuhn was awarded the Women in Technology award for mid-tier contractor in November 2020 and was on The Daily Record Power 100 list in 2021.  CyberCore was selected as the Maryland Tech Council Government Contracting Company of the Year in October 2020.    Ms. Kuhn was named one of the 10 best CEOs of 2019 by Industry Era magazine and was selected by WashingtonExec as a "25 Leaders in Government Contracting You Should Know About".  
  
Ms. Kuhn is a published book author of The Manager’s Communication Tool Kit: Tools and Techniques for Leading Difficult Personalities.  The book is a clear and practical guide to high performance business communication.



Ken Kurz, Chief Information Officer, Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) 

Board Member

Executive Profile:

Ken brings over 20 years of leadership and operational experience in cybersecurity and network technologies as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for COPT.  Supporting COPT as CIO since 2016, he has prior experience as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the University of Delaware, CISO for the University of Oklahoma, and CIO for the US Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation. He also held various leadership positions within the Department of Defense, his final position prior to departing government service was as the head of the National Cryptographic Solutions Management Office responsible for overseeing the development of national cryptographic strategy, algorithm management, and capability roadmaps.

Ken is active in a number of industry cybersecurity and related organizations, including the Real Estate Cyber Consortium (RECC), Building Cybersecurity (BCS), Real Estate ISAC, Commercial Cyber Facilities Working Group (CCWG)/InfraGard, and Realcomm.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2005 and was selected as ISC2’s winner of the 2010 Government Information Security Leadership Award for Technology Improvement from the community of information security professionals representing departments and agencies across the federal government.




S. Keith Moulsdale, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston

Board Member

Executive Profile:
Mr. Moulsdale co-chairs the Cyber Security, Information Management & Privacy practice at Whiteford Taylor & Preston. His practice focuses on licensing, IP, data security, privacy and other e-commerce and technology-related legal issues that organizations face, both in the U.S. and internationally. He regularly counsels a wide range of organizations including financial institutions, software vendors, and trade associations in connection with their most significant data security concerns, including: data security breach attempts; cross-functional assessment, containment and response efforts; mitigation strategies; information security policies; and compliance with statutory notification requirements.

In addition, Mr. Moulsdale regularly represents software and technology companies that develop and distribute products and services that mitigate data security risks, as well as cybersecurity forensic companies.



J. Thomas Sadowski, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, University System of Maryland (USM)

Board Member

Executive Profile:
With more than 30-years in the economic development profession, Tom has worked with partners in
industry, higher education and at every level of government. His career projects exceed $10 billion in value
and 50,000 jobs; these include the 2005 BRAC win for Aberdeen Proving Ground and numerous corporate
and agency headquarters, research laboratory and industrial projects for major private sector and
government clients. Tom also has deep expertise in fostering research partnerships and technology
commercialization, as well as venture creation and investment – having launched the $10 million early-
stage Maryland Momentum Fund for the University System of Maryland.


Tom has held leadership positions at the local, regional, and state level. His work with the MEDCO is
focused on providing innovative real estate development, financing, and public/private partnership
solutions to help fuel business retention, development, and employment growth. Prior to MEDCO, he
served as Vice Chancellor for Economic Development at the University System of Maryland.
He is a lifelong resident of Maryland, a proud husband, father, and graduate of UMBC. He enjoys coaching
and is active on many boards related to finance, economic development, public policy, education, and
health.


Recent awards:
2016 UMBC Alumni of the Year–Distinguished Service; 2015/2013 Daily Record’s Maryland’s Most Admired
CEO; 2014 Baltimore Museum of Industry’s William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year.


Organization Profile:
The Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) was created by the Maryland General
Assembly in 1984 as a not-for-profit corporation. MEDCO’s goal is to assist in the growth and retention of
Maryland businesses; attracting new business and assist in the creation of new business ventures and/or
employment opportunities throughout the state of Maryland. MEDCO achieves its mission by partnering
with a variety of public/private entities in the provision of innovative financing, real estate and
infrastructure development, and strategic advisory services.




Tim Schilbach, Ph.D, CEO, Penacity, LLC

Board Member

Executive Profile:

Dr. Timothy H. Schilbach has almost 30 years’ experience in the Cyber Warfare and Cyber Security field.  He has advanced degrees from the University of Phoenix where in 2008 he obtained his first Doctorate Degree of Business for Organizational Management. He has obtained his second set of advanced degrees from Johns Hopkins in 2012 in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.  Dr. Schilbach has graduated Summa Cum Laude. 


Dr. Schilbach is a serial business entrepreneur having owned 4 successful companies since the year 2000. He started a Telecommunications company names Concentric Tech Solutions (CTS) in the year 2000 which specialized in Datacenter colocation, Wireless communications in the Rocky’s and internet access for rural customers.  CTS was sold in 2008 and he started an Information Security Company with a friend named Sarum, LLC. Sarum led the cyber security conversion for the DoD during a major change in paradigm for the Defense Logistics Agency and assisted in standing up the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Sarum went on to also conduct Cyber Security for the US Department of Agriculture out of Colorado. Dr. Schilbach sold his shares in Sarum LLC in 2012 in preparation for his mission at US CYBERCOM.


Dr. Schilbach opened Penacity, LLC after his tenure at US CYBERCOM which specializes in Cyber Security to include conducting Cyber Security Audits for CMMC, FEDRAMP, NIST, ISO, and various privacy frameworks for the defense contract and civilian corporations.  Penacity, LLC specializes in all aspects of Cyber Security and holds contracts with many agencies to include NRC, USDA, SSA, DoED, VA, and NSA. 


Dr. Schilbach is a philanthropist at heart and has made stives to support our educational institutions in instilling good cyber security curriculum to our youth to strengthen our nation. Dr. Schilbach has been a coach for youth in US Cyber Patriot since 2008. Dr. Schilbach regularly speaks at Ft. Meade High School and various community colleges in Anne Arundel, Howard, and Baltimore counties. Dr. Schilbach established a formal relationship with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) where he meets with the Board of Deans and the Cyber Steering Committee once a quarter since 2017 to help improve cyber curriculum in community college.  Dr. Schilbach works with organizations like MAGIC to give youth an opportunity to plan and implement hackathons thus communicating cyber skills and interest to our youth. 


Service is important to Dr. Schilbach as his goal is to spread awareness on cyber programs, get youth involved in STEM and to strengthen our community again cyber-attacks which plague our news feeds constantly. 


Michael Volk, Vice President Cyber Risk Solutions, PSA Insurance & Financial Services

Board Member

Executive Profile:

As the lead for PSAs Cyber Risk Solutions Practice, Mike Volk is responsible for helping clients make informed decisions about cyber insurance and develop strategies to reduce cyber risk. For the past six years he has worked in several roles where he helped individuals and organizations navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape. Prior to joining PSA in 2016, Mike worked with individual job-seekers, industry experts, as well as government organizations and contractors in areas related to cybersecurity training and workforce development. He has also authored several articles on topics related to cyber risk, cybersecurity education/training and cybersecurity workforce development. Mike contributed to Anne Arundel Community College as the Business Development Coordinator for the CyberCenter and Instructional Specialist for the Cyber and Technology Training area. Before that he served as the Cybersecurity Navigator and Project Coordinator for the Mayors Office of Employment Development in Baltimore City.

Prior to joining PSA in 2016, Mike worked with individual job-seekers, industry experts, as well as government organizations and contractors in areas related to cybersecurity training and workforce development. He has also authored several articles on topics related to cyber risk, cybersecurity education/training and cybersecurity workforce development. Mike contributed to Anne Arundel Community College as the Business Development Coordinator for the CyberCenter and Instructional Specialist for the Cyber and Technology Training area. Before that he served as the Cybersecurity Navigator and Project Coordinator for the Mayors Office of Employment Development in Baltimore City.

EDUCATION
Mike received his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelors degree in Political Science from McDaniel College. Additionally, he held a CompTIA Network+ certification from 2/2013-2/2016

BUSINESS/CUSTOMER SERVICE PHILOSOPHY
In an environment where businesses must become increasingly reliant on technology to compete, my approach is to partner with our clients in a consultative role to help simplify security in the cyber age and give them the guidance and support they need to make informed decisions about how to manage cyber risk. I also value partnerships that enhance my ability to serve our clients.




Tina Williams-Koroma, CEO and Founder, TCecure, LLC

Board Member

Tina is seasoned security professional with over 18 years of experience, and founder and CEO of TCecure LLC, a cybersecurity risk management and critical infrastructure protection company based in Maryland. With a B.S. in Computer Science, a M.S. in Management, and a J.D., has worked extensively in technology, business, and policy leadership capacities throughout her career.  This experience has resulted in TCecure establishing proprietary processes to help clients in multiple critical infrastructure sectors address key financial, policy, and technology questions core to cybersecurity.