SOURCE: Executive Alliance

April 11, 2006 08:00 ET

Executive Alliance and Gigabyte Sponsor Courion® Corporation Announce Distinguished Panel of Judges to Select the Information Security Executive of the Year New England Award™ 2006 Winner

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2006 -- Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums and Presenting Gigabyte Sponsor Courion® Corporation, the provisioning specialist, announced today the distinguished panel of judges for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year New England Awards 2006. ISE New England™ will be held on May 25, 2006 at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

The distinguished panel of judges -- who will meet in Boston on April 25 to make selections of the finalists and winner -- is comprised of the following industry leaders and previous ISE Award winners and finalists:

--  Mark Burnette, Director of IT Security & Compliance, Gaylord
    Entertainment, ISE Southeast Award 2005 Winner
--  Tim Callahan, Group Vice President and Manager, Access Control &
    Support Services, SunTrust Banks, Inc., ISE Southeast 2006 Finalist and ISE
    Southeast 2006 People’s Choice Award Winner
--  Denise A. DeAmore, Senior Vice President, Information Technology,
    State Street Corporation, ISE New England Award 2005 Winner, ISE New
    England 2005 People’s Choice Award Winner
--  Jeff Huegel, Chief Security Officer, USinternetworking, ISE National
    Award Nominee 2004 and 2005
--  Sara Peters, Associate Editor, Computer Security Institute, CMP Media
--  Ed Sarama, Vice President, Chief Security Officer, CheckFree
    Corporation, ISE Southeast 2006 Award Winner
--  Marc S. Sokol, Chief Security Officer, The Guardian Life Insurance
    Company of America, ISE Tri-State 2005 People’s Choice Award Winner
The judges will evaluate the ISE New England Nominees based on information submitted outlining effectiveness in leading information security organizations, developing innovative solutions to meet business challenges, and mentoring and motivating staff members.

The results of the judging will be kept secret until they are revealed at the award gala.

"This is a stellar panel of judges befitting a program such as ISE New England," said Chris Zannetos, President and CEO, Courion® Corporation. "The ISE Award Program Series™ enables Courion to celebrate our customers' accomplishments; we appreciate the role the judges play in this important process."

"In its second year, ISE New England continues to grow in depth and breadth," said Marci McCarthy, CEO and Co-Founder of Executive Alliance, Inc. "We are thrilled with the caliber of our judges, our process and the supporting stamp of approval from sponsors like Courion."

Nominations for qualified security executives are still being accepted through Monday, April 17, 2006. Individual tickets or tables are now on sale for the Award Gala. Visit to nominate or buy tickets.

About the ISE New England 2006 Sponsors

The Information Security Executive of the Year New England Award 2006™, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Presenting Gigabyte and Research Sponsor -- Courion; Megabyte Sponsor -- Tizor; Kilobyte Sponsors -- Akibia, Cenzic, Crossbeam, CSC, Passlogix and Sourcefire; National Media Sponsors -- InformationWeek, Optimize and Network Computing Magazines; Education Sponsor -- VCampus.


Courion's technology innovation simplifies the complexities of provisioning to immediately impact its customers' business and provide lasting results. Unlike competitive technologies that concentrate on infrastructure-centric solutions at the expense of business operations, Courion takes a holistic approach to provisioning by securely connecting people to critical enterprise resources. Working within an organization's existing IT environment to provide immediate pain point relief, Courion's identity management solutions securely automate routine, manual processes for user provisioning, password management, audit and regulatory compliance, and profile management.

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 New England Award (Boston, MA), ISE Mid-Atlantic Award (Washington DC), ISE West Award (San Francisco, CA), ISE Tri-State Award (New York, NY), and the ISE National Award (Orlando, FL). For more information on this prestigious award, visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Tom Wethington
    Executive Alliance, Inc.

    Deb Pappas
    Courion® Corporation