SOURCE: Executive Alliance

October 22, 2007 06:00 ET

Bob Frank, Chief Information Security Officer at California State Automobile Association, Wins Information Security Executive (ISE) West Award 2007

ISE Awards Program Honors Nominees in San Francisco

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums and events worldwide, announced today the winners of the ISE West Awards 2007.

Bob Frank, Chief Information Security Officer at California State Automobile Association, was selected by the judges to win the West 2007 Executive of the Year Award. Mr. Frank was recognized for his leadership and innovative approach to information security. He and 27 other nominees from the West region, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, were honored at a ceremony held during the ISE West Awards Gala in San Francisco, on Thursday, October 18, 2007.

Radha Thompson, Vice President, Security Operation and Card Services Risk at Washington Mutual, was named the People's Choice Award Winner for 2007. She received this accolade from the community of peers who voted for her as the executive who exemplifies the most attributes of a leader in the security industry.

Six ISE Finalists, including Bob Frank, were showcased during the event. The other five finalists included Francisco Artes, Director, Information Security, Electronic Arts; Michael Barrett, Chief Information Security Officer, PayPal; Eric Cowperthwaite, Chief Information Security Officer, Providence Health and Services; Al Kirkpatrick, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, The First American Corporation; Racheal Strider, Chief Information Security Officer, California Department of Health Services.

In addition to the awards, the nominees and executives participate in a 2-day Executive Alliance Leadership Summit, which fosters interaction and peer-to-peer information exchange for industry members to establish new and develop existing relationships. Day one ISE Forum was moderated by prominent industry leader Al Kirkpatrick, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, The First American Corporation. Along with a prominent luncheon speaker and a panel of leaders in the IT Security Industry, day two ISE Forum was moderated by Kim Van Nostern, Resident Information Security Executive, Executive Alliance.

Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance, said, "The stature of the ISE Award is validated by the prominent class of finalists and winners at this year's event. The judges did not have an easy task to choose a winner from the great lineup of 28 nominees; however, what made their job difficult is exactly what makes the ISE Award Gala a resounding success."

About the ISE West 2007 Sponsors

ISE West Forum and Awards 2007 is property of Executive Alliance, Inc., and was brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Megabyte - Aveksa, Cisco, Courion, Intellitactics, VeriSign; Kilobyte - ArcSight, Brabeion, Cenzic, Fortify Software, GuardianEdge, Imprivata, Marshal, Ounce Labs, Passlogix, Q1 Labs, Reconnex, Skybox Security, Symantec, and TriCipher; National Media - InformationWeek.

About Executive Alliance and the ISE Awards

Executive Alliance is the creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums that honor and celebrate outstanding achievement of executives worldwide. These forums facilitate deep relationships within a network of peers; provide visibility for executives and their companies, and offer access and insight into the leaders of industries. Through an extensive platform of collaborative events, which include Industry Award Events, Summits, Executive Forums, Private Receptions and Customized Programs, Executive Alliance creates interactive assemblies for bringing together top executives and innovators in their field.

Recognized by Morgan Keegan as the largest and most widely recognized awards program for IT security executives, the ISE Award Program Series includes the ISE Southeast Award (Atlanta, GA), ISE Central Award (Dallas, TX), ISE Mid-Atlantic Award (Washington, DC), ISE United Kingdom and Ireland Award (London, England), ISE West Award (San Francisco, CA), ISE Northeast Award (New York, NY), and the ISE US National Award (Washington, DC). For more information on this prestigious award series, visit

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