SOURCE: Executive Alliance, Inc.

March 13, 2007 08:00 ET

Executive Alliance Announces Nominees for Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Central Award 2007™

IT Security's Elite to Be Recognized at Gala on April 19th at the Westin City Center Hotel in Dallas, Texas

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 13, 2007 -- Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums, announced today the nominees for the third annual Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Central Award. With the finalists and winner to be revealed at a gala ceremony held on April 19th, 2007, at the Westin City Center Dallas, the award recognizes outstanding achievement by leaders in the field of information security.

The distinguished roster of ISE Central nominees includes the following industry leaders:

--  Dave Bixler; Chief Information Security Officer, Siemens IT Solutions
    and Services, Inc.
--  William C. Boni; Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer,
    Motorola Information Protection Services
--  Evelyn Briggs; Executive Director, Quality and Risk, CHRISTUS Health
--  Phillip Go; Chief Information Officer, Barton Malow Company
--  Andre Gold; Director of Information Security, Continental Airlines
--  Scott Hamrick; Chief Information Security Officer, GE Healthcare
--  Eric Hansen; Information Security Officer, Siemens Building
--  Terrie Jennings; Information Security Manager, Clarian Health Partners
--  Jack Jones; Chief Information Security Officer, CBC Companies
--  Dave Morrow; Chief Security and Privacy Officer, EDS
--  Lee Olson; Chief Information Security Officer, Mayo Clinic
--  Rick Perry; Director of Enterprise Operations & Security, Burlington
    Northern Santa Fe Company
--  Chad Renfro; Senior Vice President, Bank of America
--  Judith Rutt; Sr. Manager, Information Risk Assessment, Sourcecorp,
--  Timothy Stanley; Chief Information Officer, American Fidelity
    Assurance Company
--  Rebecca Sykes; Chief Information Officer, Catholic Healthcare Partners
--  Mike Terenzi; Manager - IT / Telecom Operations, Stahls'
--  Debbie Wheeler; Chief Information Security Officer, Fifth Third
--  Mike Wittich; (Posthumous Recognition) Global Director for IT
    Security; Tenneco, Inc.
--  Johnie Wood; Vice President, Security & Audits, J. B. Hunt Transport,

Five finalists and a winner will be selected by a panel of distinguished judges utilizing criteria that include effectiveness in leading information security organizations, developing innovative solutions to meet business challenges, and mentoring and motivating staff members. Also honored at the evening gala will be the winner of the ISE People's Choice Award, who will be selected from the nominees by the event's pre-registered attendees via an online survey.

"Dynamic and interactive discussion on industry issues and challenges, initiation and development of relationships and celebration are key attributes of the ISE Central Awards," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "In our third year in this region, we have a particularly strong showing in both number and quality of the nominees and that translates to high value for the program's participants -- executives, nominees and sponsors."

Individual tickets as well as tables are available to the public for the Award Gala and may be purchased online at C-level security executives interested in attending the ISE Central Executive Forum should contact Executive Alliance via email to Limited sponsorships are still available; interested parties should contact or 404-982-8562.

About the ISE Central 2007 Sponsors

The Information Security Executive of the Year Central Award 2007™, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Presenting Gigabyte -- Symantec; Megabyte -- Brabeion, Cisco, Intellitactics, Sophos and TriCipher; Kilobyte -- Courion, Lancope, Ounce Labs and Passlogix; National Media -- InformationWeek, Network Computing and Optimize; Association -- ISSA North Texas Chapter.

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. 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 Award (London, England), ISE West Award (San Francisco, CA), ISE Northeast Award (New York, NY), and the ISE U.S. National Award (Washington, DC). For more information on this prestigious award, visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Tom Wethington
    Executive Alliance, Inc.