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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.

Karen Toohey


Administrative Assistant and Special Projects Coordinator, CAMI

Karen started working for the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) in December of 2015, assisting with administrative work as well as coordinating special projects for the association. She is trained as a professional photographer and opened Creative Portraits by Karen in 1998, specializing in children and family, outdoor portraiture. Karen is also currently teaching preschool in the Baltimore county area.

She holds a BA in Art and Secondary Education concentrating in photography and graphic design. As part of the photography community she was the Executive Secretary for the Maryland Professional Photographers Association (MPPA) and held that position for over 8 years.

Karen is excited to be part of the CAMI team. She brings exceptional organizational and project coordination skills from her experiences in running a photography business, teaching children to administrative work.

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.

Olivia Clark


Intern, CAMI

Olivia started her internship with the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) in July 2017. She is excited to combine her strong research, writing, and time-management skills with her enthusiasm for hard work and minutiae at CAMI as the summer intern. Olivia is also passionate about innovation, start-ups, and her local community, so she is looking forward to learning more about all three while at CAMI.

Olivia holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Italian from Wake Forest University, where she just wrapped up a fifth year as a Presidential Fellow for the university’s affiliated art museum, Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Olivia served as project manager for all of Reynolda’s centennial year events in 2016-2017, including a rebrand and a capital PR strategy, enhancing her skills of organization, coordination, marketing, and management. She has held internships in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather in New York City and in arts non-profit work at Capital Fringe in Washington, D.C. Olivia is preparing for a big move to London, England this September, where she will be a Masters Candidate in the Department of Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Olivia has been a lifelong resident of Maryland and grew up in Ellicott City, where she currently lives attempting to pack her life into a suitcase before she heads across the pond.

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