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Stacey Smith


Executive Director, CAMI

Stacey began her role as CAMI’s first Executive Director in the organization’s infancy stage creating the foundation for the organization and global recognition of Maryland’s cybersecurity companies.  Stacey works closely with the CAMI Board of Directors, Advisory Council, partner organizations, sponsors and a myriad of volunteers to strategically lead the organization and ensure success in achieving its mission of generating billions of sales dollars and thousands of high-paying jobs in Maryland through the cybersecurity industry.

Stacey earned her Bachelor of Business of Administration with a focus on Management from Radford University in Virginia. Prior to CAMI, Stacey served as the Cyber Community Manager for the MD Department of Commerce where she engaged with many of the stakeholders in the state’s cybersecurity community including cybersecurity entrepreneurs and executives. A bit of an entrepreneur herself, Stacey previously owned and operated her own marketing and event planning business where she focused on the nonprofit sector.

As Executive Director, Stacey hopes to infuse a bit of her high-energy and upbeat personality into the organization, making CAMI the place to experience success and have fun in the process.  She currently resides in Baltimore where she enjoys the culture, variety of restaurants, and meeting new people.

Samantha Conklin


Marketing and Events Manager, CAMI

Sam began working for the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) in May of 2017. Her background in both the social sciences and business have given her a broad base of skills which she uses in the planning, marketing, and managing of CAMI events. She is eager to use her creativity, exceptional organizational and leadership skills, and excitable personality to further CAMI’s mission and goals.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Since graduating, Sam has worked as both a Park Ranger and Environmental Educator creating and marketing events to educate youth in the importance of conservation. Currently, Sam is an MBA candidate at Loyola University Maryland where she is furthering her skills to fully contribute to CAMI’s future successes.

Sam currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her rescue cat, Nala. She loves spending time outdoors, reading, doing various DIY craft projects, and exploring the many beautiful parks Maryland has to offer.

Kate Allen


Administrative & Special Projects Coordinator, CAMI

Kate has been with the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. since May 2018. She found CAMI through the Hiring our Heroes Program, which helps military spouses and recently transitioned veterans reenter the workforce. Her husband is an Army veteran who also works in Maryland’s cybersecurity industry. Kate received her Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology & Sociology from Towson University, and after graduation, worked in Cultural Resources Management for several years with the US Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground. She is excited to be joining this amazing team and working in such a dynamic field. Kate will be taking on special projects to further CAMI’s mission, as well as applying her background in the social sciences, her attention to detail, and her organizational and writing skills to help keep CAMI running like a well-oiled machine.

Kate currently lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband, their cat (Lily) and their German shepherd (Sascha). Her passions are traveling and environmental conservation, and she loves boot camp classes, rock climbing, trivia, and looking at cat pictures, videos and/or actual cats.

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