Susan A. Blew
Susan Blew has served as a technology executive with extensive experience in healthcare, financial services, payment systems, and telecommunications; working for such companies as Visa, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, and AT&T.
Sue has led large teams of technology professionals and considers her specializations to be business intelligence, service and performance management, governance, process improvement, and change. She has coordinated and delivered technology project portfolios valued at over $3B.
Sue has served on various banking and technology associations including CommerceNet and the Global Payments Council. She participated on Hewlett Packard’s Financial Services Industries’ Customer Advisory Council and was a member of the Information Technology Commission for the State of California.
Sue currently serves as a Principal Member of the Technology Business Management organization. She holds a CDP certification in technology from the Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals (ICCP).
Sue earned a BA from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and serves as a Trustee to the College. She is a Vice Chair of the Board and is Chair of the Advancement Committee and the Education Sub-Committee. She is also a nationally-ranked swimmer in the mile.
Shawn Carpenter is a cyber-security professional and angel investor who gained national attention for his involvement in tracking down a Chinese cyber espionage ring which was later chronicled in Time magazine. Carpenter has spent his career leading some of the most sensitive security engagements across military, government, and corporate environments. During his tenure in leadership positions at Netwitness (acquired by EMC) and as Chief Technical Analyst at iSIGHT Partners (recently acquired by FireEye), Shawn continued to earn a reputation for solving bleeding-edge cross-domain issues.
Earlier in his career, Shawn worked as a principal security analyst for the Justice Department, the Cyber Threat Analysis Division (CTAD), Diplomatic Security, of the State Department, and was a member of the Information Design Assurance Red Team (IDART) for the US Navy Nuclear Propulsion Center working in network intrusion detection, network security infrastructure design, threat intelligence, system/network forensics, malware analysis, and collaborative research.
While at Netwitness, Shawn led a team of security professionals in detecting, hunting and evicting sophisticated adversaries from enterprise networks, worked in network intrusion investigations, network traffic analysis, cyber forensics, cyber security policy, audit compliance, malicious code analysis, cyber security threat assessments, and network penetration testing.
Shawn is an active board member with the Crypsis Group, a cybersecurity solutions provider specializing in Incident Response and Threat Management for government agencies, MACH37, a vertical accelerator designed to facilitate the creation of the next generation of cyber security product companies, and Scatter, a provider of data privacy solutions and data resiliency for the cloud computing markets.
In addition Shawn is an investor in Awake Networks, a company developing re-imagined network security with a platform providing unprecedented visibility into network operations and security, White Ops, a global pioneer in deterministic botnet detection and sophisticated digital fraud prevention, PeerNova, an innovator and thought leader on distributed trust systems based on Blockchain technologies, ThreatGRID, a unified malware analysis and threat intelligence solution that is revolutionizing how organizations use accurate and context-rich intelligence to defend against advanced cyber-attacks (recently acquired by CISCO), and InAuth, a mobile confidence rating service and fraud detection platform that both identifies mobile devices and high-risk, suspicious and fraudulent behaviors that occur on mobile devices.
Shawn studied computer science at the University of Nebraska and nuclear physics at the Naval Nuclear Power School.
Don is an experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO), cyber-security professional and computer forensic specialist. He has led staff to support highly complex government and commercial information technology environments, and the implementation of cutting edge big data, link analysis, entity resolution, computer forensic, cyber security programs. As a key member of the cyber-security community, he has also directed some of the most sensitive and highly classified investigative and security engagements across diverse military, government, and corporate environments.
Don has a long history in cyber-security, working as a US Marshal, serving as a member of the United Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and as a computer forensic and high-tech crime investigator, Diplomatic Security, in the State Department.
He has managed cyber security programs at the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and defense and pharmaceutical companies. Don served as the Deputy Director, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board responsible for oversight of $840 Billion and as the President for a 100,000 sq foot commercial Tier 3 data center.
Don has spent the last twenty years detecting, hunting and evicting sophisticated adversaries from enterprise networks, worked in network intrusion investigations, network traffic analysis, cyber forensics, cyber security policy, audit compliance, malicious code analysis, cyber security threat assessments, and network penetration testing.
Don holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Master in Management of Information Technology, Commercial and Government Graduate CIO Certification, and numerous computer forensic and technology industry related certifications.
Phillip J. Ferraro is an advisor to C-Suite executives including board level officers on risk methods and approaches to measuring effectiveness, speaking to enterprise-wide security technologies as well as multiple regulatory standards.
Phil served as the Vice President and Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) where he was responsible for all aspects of the global Cyber Security program including strategic planning, global cyber operations, threat intelligence, security architecture and engineering, as well as PCI, SOX and gaming compliance.
Prior to the Sands, Phil was the CISO for DRS Technologies, a $10B Cleared Defense Contractor, where he was responsible for strategic and tactical planning, and compliance with the Defense Security Service Industrial Security Program requirements. He was instrumental in deploying cutting edge cyber security technologies focusing on prevention over detection and response.
Earlier in his career, Phil served the US Federal government for 30 years including positions as the CISO for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and similar roles with the Department of Defense for the United States Army, Europe, and the United States Southern Command in Miami, Florida. In these roles, he was instrumental in revitalizing the cyber security programs and significantly increased the overall security posture and became a subject matter expert in cyber espionage and battling advanced persistent threats.
Phil also served in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1995 following a distinguished career in U.S. Army Special Forces. Throughout his Special Operations career he served numerous overseas tours in Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and Southwest Asia.
Phil earned his Master’s Degree in Information Technology from City University of Seattle and his Information Technology industry certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Checkpoint Certified Security Engineer (CCSE) among others.
Kim has 25 years’ experience in information technology, data and product security, and compliance and risk management in both private and public sectors.
Kim is the Chief Security & Privacy Officer for Zephyr Health, Inc., where she serves as a key cultural influencer regarding information protection and business engagement for Zephyr Health’s global security and privacy compliance programs. She is responsible for strategic security planning, corporate information security operations, end-to-end product security, data privacy compliance, risk management, security audits & investigations, and security business analytics & performance management. In addition, she serves on the security advisory boards for Authentic8 and Netswitch.
Kim has consulted several U.S. state healthcare government agencies and developed HIPAA/HITECH Security Awareness Training programs for the states of Washington and Oregon. She has led companies through numerous certification and compliance audits, e.g., ISO 27001, FISMA, SOC 2.
In 2013, while working as CISO for Bosch Healthcare, Kim was invited to Brussels on behalf of the COCIR European Trade Association, which represents the Health Information and Communication Technology industry, to speak to members of the European Commission on finding the right balance between security, privacy and business needs. In addition, Kim participated on COCIR’s dedicated Task Force, which issued nine key recommendations to the European Commission regarding the new European General Data Protection Regulation.
Kim studied Computer Software Engineering and Computer Science at Brandeis University and Cal Lutheran University.
Mischel Kwon is a recognized IT security leader with 35 years of experience in technical security operations, incident response and information assurance as well as building and managing organizational and national level SOC, CERT and IR Teams.
Kwon currently serves as the President and CEO of MKACyber, a security consulting firm specializing in Technical Defensive Security, Security Operations and Information Assurance.
Kwon has held senior roles in the U.S. Government, including Director of US-CERT where she coordinated national-level IR activities and at the U.S. Department of Justice where she established and managed the Justice Security Operations Center (JSOC).
Kwon holds an M.S. degree in computer science and a graduate certificate in Computer Security and Information Assurance.
Mary Landesman has been researching malware and security events for over two decades. In addition to security research and data analytics, Mary has published a multitude of security-focused articles in a variety of publications, including Virus Bulletin, Elsevier, PC World, and ZDNet. She has also presented at several conferences, including e-Crime Congress, Virus Bulletin, RSA, and Gartner Security Summit.
Mary has been involved in big data analytics for much of her career. In 2004, she spoke at the annual Virus Bulletin conference in a talk titled “Lies, Damn Lies, and Computer Virus Statistics” which provided a custom method for contextually relevant ROI modeling. In 2006, when Mary was a senior manager for Microsoft, she employed her data analytics skills to kickoff the first Microsoft Annual Security Intelligence Reports and she established a data-centric signature response for the Anti-Malware Research and Response Team.
Mary continued her combined security research and data analytics while at Cisco, where, as Senior Security Researcher, she analyzed large data sets to determine the latest Web-based threats and security trends. Mary’s analytic skills enabled her to be the first to discover Gumblar in 2009 – the most prevalent Web threat of both 2009 and 2010 – and was the first to connect the dots behind the DarkLeech compromises of Web hosting servers in 2013.
More recently, Mary was Senior Data Scientist for Norse Corporation, where she employed the global array of sensor data to identify geographic and economic drivers of attacks from both source and target perspectives.
Mary is a three-time Microsoft MVP award recipient for her role in furthering consumer security. In 2010, Apollo Research declared Mary the most quoted security researcher for malware and phishing topics and third most quoted for security overall. In 2012, eWeek magazine listed Mary as one of the “10 Women in Information Security that Everyone Should Know”, and in May 2014, Intelligent Defense listed Mary as one of “3 Women Leading the Way in IT Security.”
Prior to joining the computer security industry, Mary served seven years in the US Coast Guard.
Rebecca is a strategic advisor, research analyst, keynote speaker, author, and columnist. Her areas of specialization are digital marketing and media, with a concentration in content strategy, content marketing and converged media.
She works with many of the world’s leading brands on digital marketing innovation. Clients range from start-up to non-profits to Fortune 100 brands and regulated industries, including Facebook, Home Depot, Nestlé, Anthem, Adobe, Honeywell, DuPont, Fidelity, Gannett, IBM, Save the Children, Pinterest, Cisco, ad and PR agencies, and The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Earlier, as an analyst at the Altimeter Group, she covered digital advertising and marketing and produced a significant body of research around content marketing, content strategy and converged media. Rebecca is the former VP of Econsultancy’s US operations. She was VP and editor-in-chief of The ClickZ Network for over seven years. For a portion of that time, she also ran Search Engine Watch.
Earlier, Rebecca held executive marketing and communications positions at strategic consultancies, including Siegel+Gale, and has worked in the same capacity for global entertainment and media companies including Universal Television & Networks Group and Bertelsmann’s RTL Television. As a journalist, she’s written on media for numerous publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She spent five years as Variety’s Berlin-based German/Eastern European bureau chief. Until recently, Rebecca taught at New York University’s Center for Publishing, where she also served on the Electronic Publishing Advisory Group.
Her book, The Truth About Search Engine Optimization, published by FT Press in 2009, instantly became a best-seller on Amazon.com. It remains a top-10 title in several Internet marketing categories. Her most recent book is titled Content Marketing.
Rebecca earned her AB in Art History and Classics at Vassar College, and her Master’s degrees in Cinema Studies from both NYU and the Université Paris-Sorbonne.
Marc is a serial high-tech entrepreneur, author, investor, security and cloud evangelist and currently the CTO at Health Access Solutions, a San Francisco-based healthcare technology company providing caregivers and payers a collaborative technology platform enabling integrated care management.
Prior to HAS, Marc has served as a senior executive for several technology and professional services organizations, successfully managing technical, operating, security, marketing, strategic, customer service and partner management functions. Most significantly, Marc has delivered strong performance in earnings, market growth, cost reduction, process improvement and long-range customer satisfaction.
Marc has served as a technology executive with Tribal Motion, EmLogis, Enelligence, MTM Technologies, WINK, Ryno, GeoWorks and Vector ESP where he has held a variety of roles ranging from CTO to National Director of Technology and VP, Services.
Among many successful projects, Marc developed the first independent Medi-Cal electronic billing system, the first DevOps environment for GeoWorks with remote collaboration and localization and the secured migration of an established health care management and population health management software platform to the cloud to support rapid adoption of Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance requirements.
Marc is a RSA Certified Security Engineer and has written several books on software engineering, among them the Citrix MetaFrame for Windows Terminal Server: The Official Guide, which was the first official guide to Citrix.
Marc studied Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz and received his BA in Business Management from St. Mary’s College of California.
Jonti is a seasoned startup entrepreneur and executive – Founder of 2 successful identity management startups – Securant Technologies, the first web Single Sign-On Enterprise Company and Symplified, the first subscription based Cloud Security Company.
Jonti has extensive knowledge of building a startup from the ground up – from idea stage to sales/marketing execution – defining and bringing product to market, early product definition, evangelizing to early prospects & customers, scaling for momentum (personally hired 100+ people), and putting technical and administrative operations in place.
He has comprehensive and hands on exposure across an organization from product, engineering, sales & marketing (Go To Market), operations, service delivery and professional services. Jonti has developed a special focus around selling to early customers and iterating product for the market and operationally building and managing a startup to scale.
In addition, Jonti has bootstrapped and grown businesses through retained earnings as well as leveraged capital from investors having successfully raised $75m+ in financing from Venture Investors. He successfully scaled his first company, Securant Technologies, to 250 employees worldwide and a $140m acquisition.
Jonti earned his BA in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Sheryl is currently President/CEO of RootAnalysis, a Silicon Valley strategy consulting firm providing business strategy creation and execution, program management, product development and marketing effectiveness for companies like HP, Oracle, Kalido, Novell and Philips.
Sheryl is also an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley where she teaches software business management courses.
Before joining the faculty, she was Director, Marketing Services at Applied Materials and previously was with HP for 20 years having served as director of Business Strategy, director of Marketing Operations for Services, Director of the Software Initiative and Manager of Unix environments.
She most recently led large internal teams in advancing software engineering and business management process practices within Hewlett-Packard worldwide, specializing in the area of software and technology development. Throughout her career, Sheryl has demonstrated proven leadership in business strategy development/execution, marketing operations, and software systems delivery working across a wide spectrum of departments, functional areas and geographic regions.
With a BA in Math and English from the University of California and a Masters in Business from Stanford University, Sheryl serves as a visiting lecturer at Stanford in technology business strategy, marketing and engineering programs and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Stanford Business School’s Sloan program. Sheryl was recently inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame.
Judy is a Managing Director for BDO Consulting, where she provides strategic advice to companies and corporate boards concerning cyber security, compliance, privacy, and insurance, with a particular focus on cyber-insurance. She recently was called “one of the premier voices in legal technology” by LegalTech News. Judy also has 25 years of experience handling large scale, complex first and third party insurance coverage litigation and arbitrations as well as coverage gap analysis and insurance policy drafting.
Judy is co-chair of the CLM Cyber Committee and serves on the Law 360 Insurance Editorial Board, and the LegalTech Editorial and Education Board. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Reuters, InformationWeek, Business Insurance, Law360, Bloomberg BNA, Insurance Business America, The National Law Journal, Corporate Executive Board, and LegalTech News about information-related and insurance issues, and authored the eBook “Big Data for Business Leaders. What Today’s Decision Makers Need to Know.”
She has completed courses on Big Data, Crisis Management/Business Continuity, Cyber Security and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Professional Education, and is a member of the ABA Big Data Committee and of NY Metro InfraGard.
Judy earned her JD from Brooklyn Law School.
Gordon Shevlin is CEO of Allgress, Inc. an IT-Governance, Risk and Compliance company specializing in reducing the cost and complexity of risk management, and one of several security companies he has co-founded over a career spanning more than 25 years.
Prior to Allgress, Gordon co-founded SiegeWorks and SiegeWorks International, a digital defense services firm. There he grew the company to 120 employees, built a strong international presence, and managed its successful acquisition by FishNet Security, the nation’s leading provider of information security solutions.
With his breadth of knowledge in information security, Gordon has been invited to serve on the advisory boards of 12 leading information security companies. In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Gordon has been dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of information security professionals through his volunteer work with ISSA. Among his many roles, Gordon has been President and Vice President of the ISSA Silicon Valley Chapter, CFO of ISSA International, and has held board positions for three consecutive terms.
Gordon is a graduate from the University of Michigan.
Mary is an executive level Information Technology Consultant and the President of Innovative IT, a Las Vegas based information technology consulting firm. She has over 35 years’ experience in engineering and technology from industries such as Healthcare, Government, Gaming and Hospitality, Consumer Products, Manufacturing and Education.
Mary’s career includes ten years in healthcare as a Chief Information Officer and five years in the gaming industry as Vice President of IT Operations, both heavily regulated industries.
She is active in the information system security community and provided testimony on the record for the State of Nevada Information Technology Board regarding The Current and Future Cyber Threat. She is a sought after speaker and routinely presents at national conferences on information technology topics and holds several professional IT security certifications. Mary is the recipient of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Year Award and served as an Advisory Board member for the University of Nevada at Las Vegas Informatics Program.
She is a Charter Member of the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association in Las Vegas, a board member for the Las Vegas Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), the Legislative Committee Chair for the Las Vegas Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), on the Awards Committee for the InfraGard Southern Nevada Members Alliance , and is a member in good standing of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) , the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the Southern Nevada InfraGard Members Alliance.
Mary is a graduate of the University of Detroit with a Masters Degree in Polymer Chemistry and a graduate of Michigan State University where she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Chemistry.
Jacqueline E. Smith (Jackie)
Jackie Smith is an Information Security Director at Fannie Mae, leading the Security to Business Integration (SBI) team. Jackie leads, coordinates, and executes proactive Information Security consulting to the business and technology teams providing security architecture, security engineering, and supports security risk management assessments and risk mitigation solutions.
Before joining Fannie Mae, Jackie was the Director of Information Security & Compliance and Chief Information Security Officer for the Cloud Practice at Smartronix. She directed a team monitoring and enforcing FedRAMP/FISMA compliant solutions. Ms. Smith also led on-going security risk assessment and continuous monitoring efforts for existing cloud customers. She served as the senior security advisor for government and commercial cloud customer implementations. She provided guidance and recommendations regarding prioritization of system security infrastructure investments that mitigate risks, strengthen defenses, and reduce vulnerabilities.
Prior to this, Jackie was a Principal Systems Engineer in Noblis’ National Security and Intelligence mission area providing Information Assurance and Cybersecurity support to various programs at the General Services Administration and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
In addition to her expertise in IT Security, Jackie’s experience includes system architecture, system engineering, and system administration for various clients leading tasks and teams in the successful delivery of IT projects, including six years as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton.
Jackie graduated from Longwood University with a B.S. in Business Administration and holds an M.S. in Cybersecurity from University of Maryland University College. She holds a CISSP and is an active member of ISC2 and ISSA.
Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is a Senior Policy Advisor at Hogan Lovells. He is also the founder of TeachPrivacy, a company that provides privacy and data security training programs to businesses, schools, healthcare institutions, and other organizations.
An internationally known expert in privacy law, Solove has been interviewed and quoted by the media in several hundred articles and broadcasts, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and NPR.
Professor Solove is the author of several books, including: Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale University Press 2011), Understanding Privacy (Harvard University Press 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (Yale University Press 2007), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU Press 2004). His books have been translated into many languages.
Professor Solove is also the author of several textbooks, including: Information Privacy Law (Aspen Publishing, 5th ed. 2015), Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP, 3rd edition 2015), Privacy, Law Enforcement, and National Security (Aspen Publishing, 1st ed. 2015), Consumer Privacy and Data Protection (Aspen Publishing, 1st ed. 2015), Privacy and the Media (Aspen Publishing, 2nd ed. 2015) (all textbooks with Paul M. Schwartz).
He has written more than 50 law review articles in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, NYU Law Review, Michigan Law Review, U. Pennsylvania Law Review, U. Chicago Law Review, California Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and many others.
Professor Solove is co-reporter of the American Law Institute’s Restatement of Information Privacy Principles. He is the organizer of several annual events, including the Privacy + Security Forum, the Privacy Law Salon: Privacy Roundtable, the Privacy Law Salon: Policymaker Roundtable, the Privacy Law Scholars Conference, and the Higher Education Privacy Conference.
Professor Solove has testified before Congress, has contributed to amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, and has served as a consultant or expert witness in a number of high-profile privacy cases involving Fortune 500 companies and celebrities.
His work has been cited in nearly 2000 publications, excerpted in many casebooks, and discussed in many judicial opinions, including those by the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeal, district courts, and state supreme courts.
Professor Solove blogs at his LinkedIn Influencer Blog, and he has more than 900,000 followers. He also blogs at Privacy+Security Blog, Concurring Opinions, and the Huffington Post.
Jeff Spivey, CRISC, CPP is a career security professional and founder and president of Security Risk Management, Inc., a security consultancy providing a unique holistic perspective of security’s role to enable the organization. Jeff also presently serves as a Director on ISACA’s International Board of Directors.
He serves as Strategic Advisor to RiskIQ, a leading edge Cyber Risk Intelligence service monitoring and identifying business risk from emerging technology outside the firewall.
Additionally, Jeff is a founder of the Global Security Risk Management Alliance, a leader in developing next generation holistic security models. The Alliance strives to provide an emerging and collective global view of the management of all security risk for an organization.
A past International vice president of the Information Security Audit and Control Association’s (ISACA) Board of Directors, Jeff currently serves on ISACA’s Governance Advisory Council advising its’ Board on corporate governance practices. Jeff was past International President and Chairman of ASIS International, the global professional security association. Currently, Jeff serves as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), as a member of the U.S. Justice Dept.’s Judicial Security Advisory Council and as a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance.
A prolific author/contributor of articles for news, research and international journals, Jeff is frequently featured as a speaker at risk, security and IT risk management conferences globally.
Jeff earned his BS in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Lani has 40 years of enterprise technology management experience in CTO and CIO roles. He brings a remarkable depth of understanding of the mechanics and threats to contemporary complex networked environments.
Lani has served as CTO and Member of the Executive Advisory Council for Science and Technology for the Open Healthcare Systems Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer EMEA for marchFIRST, Chief Information Officer for Electronic Arts, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer for the Systems Solutions and Architecture Practice at Renaissance Worldwide and was CTO for Apple Computer and Citicorp.
During his career, Lani was a founding member of the Citicorp Corporate Technology Office, an Apple Computer “Fellow”, Distinguished Engineer, Scientist, and Technologist (DEST), and an executive advisor to the Central Intelligence Agency (INQUIT) in commercialization of security intelligence software.
Lani has designed and architected many post-merger system integration efforts. As a professional consultant he has led crisis response interventions to remediate and eliminate data security breaches and mission-critical systems outages for several Fortune 500 companies.
Lani earned his BS in Industrial Management and Engineering from San Diego State University, an MPA in MPA in International Regulatory Systems from Cal State Long Beach and his MBA from San Diego State University.
Kristina is the founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Government & Services Technology Coalition which represents the interests of small and mid sized companies in the federal homeland and national security market. She has grown the non-profit organization to over 140 leading companies and is responsible for the growth, content, strategy and day-to-day management. Kristina has over 20 years of lobbying and advocacy experience on Capitol Hill on behalf of non-profit associations, government clients, and coalitions.
Kristina is also the president and founder of Women in Homeland Security, a professional development organization for women in the field of homeland security that has grown to over 3500 members in 5 years. She also serves as Executive Vice President on the Board of Directors for the InfraGard National Capitol Region Members Alliance, and served on the U.S. Coast Guard Board of Mutual Assistance and as a trustee for the U.S. Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation.
She also founded and served for two years as executive director of the American Security Challenge, an event that awarded monetary and contractual awards in excess of $3.5 million to emerging security technology firms. Additionally, she ran the largest homeland security conference and exposition in the country where she created and managed three Boards of Advisors representing physical and IT security, first responders, Federal, State and local law enforcement, and public health.
In addition to being featured frequently in national publications, Kristina has also worked at the American Public Works Association, American Enterprise Institute, several Washington, D.C. associations representing both the public and private sectors, and the White House under President George H.W. Bush.
She is a graduate of St. Olaf College and earned her Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University. She is also a graduate of the DEA’s and the FBI’s Citizens’ Academies, in addition to the Marine Corps Executive Forum. Recently she was honored by the National Association of Woman Owned Businesses as a Distinguished Woman of the Year Finalist and nominated for “Friend of the Entrepreneur” by the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and for a Heroines of Washington DC award in 2014.