Judges, Speakers and Award Presenters 2020

The ISE® Awards are judged by qualified industry leaders, experts, practitioners, previous ISE® Award nominees, winners and finalists. Our judges represent diverse backgrounds from different industry sectors and are individuals of influence in the information security and technology industries. Judges may also be industry analysts and members of the media. Our presenters represent a diverse cross section of attendees from the private, public, government and academic sectors.

Judges

Kathy Fithen

Katherine Fithen
Director, Governance
McKesson
Biography

Craig  Froelich

Joey Johnson
CISO
Premise Health
ISE® Southeast Executive of the Year Award Winner 2017
ISE® North America Executive: Health Care Award Finalist 2017

Biography

Kevin McKenzie

Dr. Kevin McKenzie
VP & CISO
Dollar Tree Stores
ISE® Southeast Executive Award Winner 2013
ISE® North America Academic Executive Award Winner 2013

Biography

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Michelle Stewart
Chief Information Security Officer
RentPath
Biography

Dave Summitt
Chief Information Security Officer
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
ISE® Southeast People's Choice Award Winner 2017
Biography

Speakers

Adekunle_Kayode

Kayode Adekunle
IT Security Engineer
First Horizon Bank

Boucher_Brad

Brad Boucher
VP & Deputy CISO
Cox Communications

Deal_Michael

Michael Deal
Director of Cyber Defense Engineering and Vulnerability Management
Cox Communications
Biography

Ehrlich_Michael

Michael Ehrlich
CTO
IronNet Cybersecurity
Biography

Farley_Paul

Paul Farley
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
NCR
Biography

Jamil Farshchi

Jamil Farshchi
Chief Information Security Officer
Equifax
ISE® West Executive Award Finalist 2011
Biography

Goldsworthy_DJ

DJ Goldsworthy
Director, Security Operations & Threat Management
Aflac
Biography

harbin_ben

Ben Harbin
Manager, Threat Management
Aflac
Biography

George Lamont, Colonel (ret) USAF
Co-Founder, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
IronNet Cybersecurity
Biography

Marci McCarthy

Marci McCarthy
CEO and President of T.E.N.
CEO and Chairman of ISE® Talent
Biography

Kevin McKenzie

Dr. Kevin McKenzie
VP & CISO
Dollar Tree Stores
ISE® Southeast Executive Award Winner 2013
ISE® North America Academic Executive Award Winner 2013

Biography

Kevin Morrison

Kevin Morrison
Vice President, IT & CISO
Rollins, Inc.
Biography

Marian Reed

Marian Reed
Head of IT Security
Serta Simmons Bedding

Tony Spurlin

Tony Spurlin
Vice President & Chief Security Officer
Windstream
ISE® North America People's Choice Award Winner 2005
ISE® Southeast Executive Award Finalist 2018

Biography

Kevin Treanor
Senior Director, Customer Security Assurance and Third Party Risk
Cox Communications


Awards Presenters

Ehrlich_Michael

Michael Ehrlich
CTO
IronNet Cybersecurity
Biography

Kathy Fithen

Katherine Fithen
Director, Governance
McKesson
Biography

foster_sean

Sean Foster
Chief Revenue Officer
IronNet Cybersecurity
Biography

Kevin Gowen

Kevin Gowen
Chief Information Security Officer
Synovus
ISE® Southeast Executive Award Finalist 2019
ISE® North America Executive: Financial Award Finalist 2019

Biography

Knight_Wes

Wes Knight
Chief Information Security Officer
Georgia Department of Revenue
ISE® Southeast People's Choice Award Winner 2018
ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 2019

Biography

Brad Sanford

Brad Sanford
Chief Information Security Officer
Emory University
ISE® North America Healthcare Executive Award Winner 2011
ISE® Southeast Executive Award Finalist 2011

Biography

Masters of Ceremonies

Kevin McKenzie

Dr. Kevin McKenzie
VP & CISO
Dollar Tree Stores
ISE® Southeast Executive Award Winner 2013
ISE® North America Academic Executive Award Winner 2013

Biography

Bob Varnadoe

Bob Varnadoe
Chief Information Security Officer
NCR
ISE® Southeast Executive Award Finalist 2018
Biography