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 the region's cybersecurity industry and CAMI's members. Interested in getting involved? Submit this form.

Executive Committee
Chair: Chris Sachse, CEO, Think|Stack
Vice Chair: Shelley Lombardo, COO, Evergreen Advisors
Past Chair: Gregg Smith, CEO, Technology Advancement Center
Secretary: Sarah Woods, Founder & President, VenturePotential LLC
Treasurer: Chuck Faughnan, III, CEO, Personam.ai 
Asst. Treasurer: Tina Kuhn, President, The Lanzar Group
Asst. Secretary: Timothy Schilbach. CEO, Penacity, LLC
Legal Counsel: Joseph J. Mezzanotte, Partner, Whiteford Law

Advisory Council

The objective of the CAMI Advisory Council is to ensure that the organization's efforts address emerging trends and programming reflects the needs of the industry. The CAMI Advisory Council serves as a sounding board for the CAMI Board, a partner for our cyber product and services companies, and a resource to Maryland businesses.

Co-chairs: Linda Conrad, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Risk Management, Everest Re Group 
Marcelle Lee, Team Lead, Cyber Threat Research and Operations

Council Members:
Darren Death , VP of Information Security and CISO of ARSC
Matthew Dunlop, SVP, Security Architecture, Visa 
Judith Emmel, Ret. Director, State, Local and Community Relations, NSA                                                                                                                                           
Phil Mellinger, Chief Security Officer, Tower Federal Credit Union
Ed Roberts, Outreach and Recruitment Officer, CCBC
Samara Moore, Security Assurance, Energy Specialist at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Chris Sachse, CEO, Think|Stack
Dan Sadler, VP & CISO, Constellation Energy
Kyle Waggoner, CISO, Perdue Farms                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Workforce Advisory Board

As a natural connector and the leading cybersecurity industry organization, the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) has a key role to play in bridging the workforce gap and building a skilled and diverse pipeline of employees. The Workforce Advisory Board comprises cybersecurity and IT leaders. The purpose of the CAMI Workforce Advisory Board is to provide perspective and guidance to the organization‘s workforce development priorities and strategies. 

Advisory Board Members:
Matthew Dunlop, SVP, Security Architecture, Visa 
Chuck Faughnan, III, CEO, Personam.ai 
Tina Kuhn, President, The Lanzar Group
Angie Lienert, President & CEO, Intelligenesis LLC                                                                                                                                          
Shelley Lombardo, Chief Operating Officer, Evergreen Advisors
Ed Mullin, Business Development Manager
Antoine Roseman, CEO, RACTSOL
Chris Sachse, CEO, Think|Stack
Dr. Tim Schilbach, CEO, Penacity LLC   
Gregg Smith, CEO, Technology Advancement Center

Strategic Partnerships Committee

The Strategic Partnership Committee actively collaborates with other key organizations in the region to leverage our collective assets for the benefit of our outstanding cybersecurity industry and to help ensure the cybersecurity of government agencies and businesses. Partner organization members include industry trade groups, chambers of commerce, economic development authorities, military and government installations in the region as well as higher education institutions. A key priority for this committee is activating partner organization support in educating their members about the urgency of cybersecurity protection and the availability and capabilities of our local industry to meet their needs. 

Cybersecurity Diversity Community

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.

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

Wendy Chin, Community College of Baltimore County, School of Applied and Information Technology
Christina Cooper CEH, Sec+, CEO, OmniCyber Solutions
Komal Dureja. Chief Marketing Officer, TekMonks
Beth Lacey Gill, Marketing Manager, Sealing Technologies, Inc.
Kristen Jarosinski, Senior Marketing Coordinator, Guide Point Security 
Martha Laughman, Director of Workforce & Military Programs,SmoothStack 
Marcelle Lee, Senior Threat Researcher, Equinix
Vini Nithianandam, Associate Professor, Cyber Security, Community College of Baltimore County

Tina Williams-Koroma, CEO, TCecure, LLC

Marketing & PR Community

Whether you create marketing products or use them in your work, this group is for you! Connect with other marketing professionals and share/learn the tips and tools of the industry.

Co-Chairs: Sarah Woods, Founder & President, VenturePotential LLC

Trayci Koppie, Chief Growth Officer, Penacity LLC

Cyber Marketing Leaders Network:
Amanda ArnoldChief Growth Officer, SIXGEN
Janelle Wolbert, Marketing Manager, Point3 Security
Kim Paradise, Chief of Staff, Mindgrub
Robert Kuryk, President, Web Works, Inc
Robert Gresham, CEO, Tectonix, LLC
Melanie Kelleher, Director, Corporate Relations, Towson University
Joel Benge, Brand and Content Strategist, ADG Creative
Jessica Trembley-Owens, Vice President, PLEX Solutions LLC
Jim Ries, Director of Business Development, Offit Kurman
Heather Johnson, Senior Vice President, Jovian Concepts
Sameer Ahirrao, CEO, Ardent Privacy
Patrick Curtis, Partner, Rubino & Company
Herb Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Megan Pingatore, Global Demand Generation Manager, Fornetix

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and thriving CAMI community by cultivating meaningful connections, providing impactful promotional opportunities, and offering valuable business resources. By engaging with our members and nurturing their success, we aim to strengthen CAMI's position as a leading force in advancing regional cybersecurity. Members of the Membership Committee play a pivotal role in shaping the future of CAMI's membership and ensuring that it remains a diverse and prosperous ecosystem. 

Membership Committee Co-Chairs: Jacqui Magnes, CEO, COMSO, Inc.; Terry Bazemore, COO, Ey3 Technologies

Membership Ambassadors

Christopher Barber, Chief Nerd, Cheaper than a Geek!
Ken Cikanovich, Sr. Business Development Coordinator, Summit Business Technologies                                                           
Lisa Greene, Stakeholder Relations Member, TriBridge Partners, LLC                                                                                     
Rochelle Hazzard, AVP Business Development, Tower Federal Credit Union
Dennis Logan, Principle, Endelea.Studios
Scott Nicholson, VP, PNC Bank                                                                                                                                                         
Mark Sauder, VP - Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Wealth Management                                                                                 
Blaine Shipler, VP, PNC Bank                                                                                                                                                             
Gabe Solano, President, Business Benefit Solutions, LLC

Speakers Bureau
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. This road show capability will, in time, connect thousands of organizations to local cybersecurity companies and will help ensure Maryland's overall cybersecurity.

Chair: Keith Moulsdale, Partner, Whiteford Law
Email [email protected] for more information

Sponsorship Committee
CAMI's important efforts on behalf of our 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 Committees are charged with working closely with CAMI's Executive Director to pursue sponsorships and increase CAMI's membership.

Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs: Shelley Lombardo, COO, Evergreen Advisors, Komal Dureja, CMO,TekMonks

Legislative Committee

The legislative committee for the purpose of developing and executing on the organization’s policy priorities as it relates to external government relations matters.

The committee will delineate the organization’s legislative priorities, assign staff, recruit government relations personnel, and will be the board’s point of contact on legislative bills related to the organization’s policy goals or otherwise impacting the organization’s work.

The legislative committee will assess the impact of reported legislation, develop lobbying strategies with their staff, report on legislative affairs to the full board, and when needed, obtain formal approval from the full board on the organization’s position on key legislation.

Chair:  Bruce Spector, Chairman, BCR Cyber

Business Development for Government Contractors

This Community is a resource to any CAMI member organization who is looking to start or to become more successful at federal, state, and local contracting. The community will focus on; Marketing your small business certification(s) (8a, HUBZone, WOSB, SDVOSB, MBE, etc.), Keeping up with changing regulations and requirements, Identifying contracting opportunities, Producing winning proposals, Running a profitable contract, Teaming, and other essentials for managing and growing a successful Government Contracting business.

Chairs:  Tammy Fenwick, Operations Manager, TCecure, LLC; Dennis Windley, Managing Partner, Windley Management Group