Organization promotes Conklin to Director of Operations, CEO Smith Resigns
August 13th, 2019 (Baltimore, MD) – The Board of Directors of the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Inc. (CAMI) today announced that it has reached 500 overall members and in the last thirty days the association added three new Premier Sponsors bringing the total number to fifteen.
In addition, CAMI announced it has accepted the resignation of CAMI President & CEO Stacey Smith, effective August 23, 2019 and in a corresponding move CAMI has promoted Samantha Conklin to Director of Operations and stressed that she has the full support of the Board of Directors to ensure the organization’s continued success.
“Establishing CAMI as the nation’s only cybersecurity trade association and gaining credibility locally and nationally, has been a true labor of love for me,” Smith said. “I appreciate the support that CAMI’s Board of Directors, Advisory Council, staff, members, and volunteers have provided me, and I am grateful for this experience.”
Stacey joined CAMI in 2015 and was integral in its early growth and success.
Conklin added, “I am extremely committed to the future of CAMI. We are releasing an events schedule for the next 12 months, doing a full redesign of our website and directory, and doubling down on providing the education, resources, and connections to foster a cyber aware and cyber secure Maryland. I thank the board for this incredible opportunity and am excited for the future of CAMI.”
Chairperson Gina Abate said “Seeing CAMI grow to 500 members in such a short period of time has been remarkable and is a testament to our team and the commitment to cyber that the State of Maryland has made. We thank Stacey for her years of service. There is no doubt that her passion and commitment were integral in taking CAMI from a small start-up to where we are today. We will continue to be relentless in our pursuit of fostering a more cyber aware and cyber secure Maryland and establishing Maryland as the cybersecurity capital of the world.”
About the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc.
The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) is a nationally unique non-profit organization formed in 2015 to identify Maryland’s cybersecurity providers and connect them with businesses, organizations, and government entities that need cybersecurity solutions. CAMI operates a searchable online directory of more than 400 of the state’s cybersecurity product and service companies at www.MDcyber.com/listings and hosts a variety of programs throughout the year to provide face-to-face connection opportunities. CAMI’s skills-based cybersecurity jobs platform (www.MDcyberjobs.com) connects job seekers with Maryland cybersecurity career opportunities and training entities to provide the necessary qualifications for jobs of interest.
Contact: Sam Conklin, 443-376-8667, [email protected]