CAMI's Board of Directors has established the following mission-driven committees to serve as thought leaders and facilitators to forward the most important initiatives for the benefit of Maryland's cybersecurity industry. Each committee has an experienced Chairperson and committee members who meet regularly to strategize and take action. Interested in volunteering? Email [email protected]
Chair: Gregg Smith, CEO, Attila Security
Vice Chair: Shelley Lombardo, COO, Evergreen Advisors
Past Chair: Gina Abate, President & CEO, Edwards Performance Solutions
Secretary: Darrell Laffoon, Chief Technology Officer, Sontiq
Treasurer: Jay Turakhia, Senior Vice President, SunTrust Bank
Asst. Treasurer: Chris Sachse, CEO, Think|Stack
Asst. Secretary: Evan Dornbush, CEO, Point3 Security
Legal Counsel: Joseph J. Mezzanotte, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston
The Advisory Council serves as a resource for CAMI members in moving their businesses forward; provides insight to Board regarding industry trends and key events; helps CAMI align with member and industry needs; and provides guidance on key areas for CAMI's growth (e.g., regulatory, legislative, programming).
Co-chairs: Linda Conrad, Principal, Corporate & Information Security Risk Management, Manager, Security Strategy Risk & Assurance, Exelon
Pete Gouldmann, PMP, CISSP, CISM, Cybersecurity Risk Management, U. S. Government
Chris Buzby, Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability, Exelon
Matthew Dunlop, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Under Armour
Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, Vice Dean of Cyber Security & Information Assurance- University of Maryland University College
Marcelle Lee, CEO and Founding Partner, Fractal Security Group
Jennifer Anthony, Director of Information Technology, Lorien Health
Phil Mellinger, Chief Security Officer, Tower Federal Credit Union
Evan Woodard, IT Security Manager, Baltimore Ravens
Ed Roberts, Outreach and Recruitment Officer, CCBC
Karl Anderson, Executive Director, Distinguished Engineer, Morgan Stanley
Samara Moore, Security Assurance, Energy Specialist at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Gregg Smith, CEO, Attila Security
Strategic Partnerships Committee
The Strategic Partnership Committee actively collaborates with other key organizations in Maryland to leverage our State's collective assets for the benefit of our outstanding local cybersecurity industry and to help ensure the cybersecurity of the state and its businesses. Partner organizations include industry trade groups, chambers of commerce, economic development authorities, military and government installations in Maryland as well as higher education institutions. A key priority for this committee is activating partner organization support in educating their members of the urgency for cybersecurity protection and the availability and capabilities of our local industry to meet their needs.
Co-Chairs: Keith Moulsdale, Partner, Whiteford Taylor & Preston
Sarah Woods, Founder & President, VenturePotential LLC
Cybersecurity Diversity and Workforce Committee
With a growing demand for cybersecurity comes an increased need for a qualified cybersecurity workforce. The Cybersecurity Diversity and Workforce Committee leads CAMI's efforts to provide thought leadership, develop initiatives and work with other organizations to address the challenges of training, identifying and recruiting a qualified cybersecurity workforce to meet the needs of businesses, organizations and government entities in Maryland.
Research confirms that diversity contributes directly to organizational success. CAMI is actively involved in initiating and participating in activities to increase the participation of women and minorities in the globally-urgent and high-pay cybersecurity industry. The Cybersecurity Diversity and Workforce Committee is also charged with developing strategies that CAMI can execute including direct outreach to diverse groups as well as cooperation with other organizations playing a role in increasing diversity in the cybersecurity industry. The Committee hosts several diversity-focused networking, educational and inspirational activities throughout the year.
Co-Chairs: Tom Sadowski, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, University System of Maryland (USM), Gwen Greene, President/CEO, Applied Information Technology (AiTech)
Linda Conrad, Principal, Corporate & Information Security Risk Management, Manager, Security Strategy Risk & Assurance, Exelon
Evan Dornbush, Founder/CEO, Point3 Security
Carrie Gaut, Director of Talent Acquisition, Point3 Security
Emily Branchaw, Director of Operations, UMBC Training Centers
Marketing & PR Committee
The Marketing/PR committee advises on the branding, marketing and communications efforts and strategies of the organization. The committee is committed to developing and implementing both internal and external marketing initiatives to increase increase visibility of the association and attract new members.
Krysta Herring, Director - Asset Management & Leasing, Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT),
Kathleen Booth, VP Marketing, Attila
Most businesses are generally aware of cybersecurity challenges but are not well-informed on the severity of risk to their own business or where to go to find the solutions they need. And with busy schedules, it's difficult to get most of them to attend cybersecurity events. The Speakers Bureau addresses all of these challenges by sending appropriate specialists and professionals to provide educational talks at large and small business gatherings. The speakers use CAMI's entertaining new multi-media presentation to inform and persuade business executives to take action by turning to CAMI and its hundreds of cybersecurity providers as a resource. This road show capability will, in time, connect thousands of Maryland businesses and government entities to local cybersecurity companies and will help ensure Maryland's overall cybersecurity.
Chair: Mike Volk, Vice President Cyber Risk Solutions, PSA Insurance & Financial Services
Email SpeakersBureau@MDcyber.com for more information
CAMI's important efforts on behalf of our state's cybersecurity companies and industry require funding. Though operating as a lean and mean sales and marketing machine, operations are at full capacity with dozens of events and programs and extensive marketing, and more dollars are needed to expand these important efforts. The Sponsorship/Memberships Committee is charged with working closely with CAMI's Director of Operations to pursue sponsorships and increase CAMI's membership.
Membership Committee Co-Chairs: Tim Lorello, President & CEO, SecuLore Solutions
Stephanie Eberhart, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, TalentRemedy
Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs: Shelley Lombardo, COO, Evergreen Advisors
Komal Dureja, Global Director of Sales & Marketing at TekMonks