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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.

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