SOURCE: Executive Alliance

April 10, 2007 08:00 ET

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

IT Security's Elite to Be Recognized at Gala on May 17 in Nation's Capital

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 --Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums, announced today the nominees for the second annual Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Mid-Atlantic Award. With the finalists and winner to be revealed on May 17, 2007, at the JW Marriott Hotel Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, the award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of information security and risk management.

The distinguished roster of ISE Mid-Atlantic nominees includes the following industry leaders:

--  Elisa R. Cruz; Director, IT Security; U.S. Department of Homeland
    Security, Preparedness Directorate Information and Technology Division
--  Bernard Donnelly; Vice President, Quality Assurance Group;
    Philadelphia Stock Exchange
--  Garrett Felix, CISSP; Information Security Officer, Sr. Technical
    Manager; MediFit
--  Scott Herbert; Security Operations Manager and Acting Bureau IT
    Security Manager; Bureau of Land Management
--  Dennis Heretick; Chief Information Security Officer, US Department of
--  Jeff Huegel; Chief Security Officer, USinternetworking
--  Mark Jacobs, MHA, CPHIMS; Director, Technology Services, Operations
    and Security, Wellspan Health
--  Thomas Jarrett; Chief Information Officer, State of Delaware
--  Tonya Manning; Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of
--  Timothy McKnight; Vice President and Chief Information Security
    Officer, Northrop Grumman Information Technology
--  Pablo Molina; Chief Information Officer, Georgetown University
--  Richard Moore; Director IP Technology, PBS Enterprise Technology
--  James C. Nelms, CISSP; Chief Information Security Officer, World Bank
    Treasury & Global Operations
--  Michael Peterson; Chief Information Officer, Department of the Air
--  Kent Podvin; Director of Information Technology, Capital BlueCross
--  Hart Rossman; Chief Security Technologist; SAIC Intelligence and
    Information Solutions Business Unit
--  Harold E. "Pete" Stark; Manager, Corporate Information Security,
    United States Postal Service
--  Krizi Trivisani, CISSP; Chief Security Officer, Director of Systems
    Security Operations, The George Washington University
Five finalists and a winner will be selected utilizing criteria including effectiveness in leading information security organizations, developing innovative solutions to meet business challenges, and mentoring and motivating staff members. The finalists will be showcased at the gala awards ceremony which caps off the afternoon and evening programs. An Executive Forum designed to allow the nominees and other executives to interact and discuss industry issues and solutions will also be held on the afternoon of May 17th at the JW Marriott.

"In its second year, the Mid-Atlantic Award Program benefits from the strength of the information security leaders of the U.S. government," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "With a full roster of candidates from both the public and private sectors, Education and Government, the Executive Forum and the entire program will be on the top of every security executive's must-attend list."

Tickets are available for the Awards Gala and may be purchased online at Qualified information security executives may enquire regarding attendance at the Executive Forum via email to

About the ISE Mid-Atlantic 2007 Sponsors

The Information Security Executive of the Year Mid-Atlantic Award™ 2007, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Megabyte -- Intellitactics, Symantec and TriCipher; Kilobyte -- Courion, Ounce Labs, Passlogix, Stonesoft and Watchfire; National Media -- InformationWeek, Network Computing and Optimize.

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 Contact:

    Tom Wethington
    Executive Alliance, Inc.