SOURCE: Executive Alliance

May 03, 2006 08:00 ET

Executive Alliance and Gigabyte Sponsor Courion® Corporation Announce Nominees for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year New England Award™ 2006

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2006 -- Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums, and Presenting Gigabyte Sponsor Courion® Corporation, the provisioning specialist, announced today the nominees for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year New England Awards 2006. ISE New England™, comprised of several events including a Gala Awards Ceremony, will be held on May 25, 2006 at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

The impressive roster of nominees includes C level or equivalent executives who are being recognized for outstanding achievement in the field of information security. Those executive nominees include:

--  Greg Avesian; Vice President, Enterprise IT Security; Textron
--  Steven Blanc; Security and Systems Consultant and Chief Information
    Security Officer, Bowdoin College
--  Bruce Bonsall; Chief Information Security Officer and Second Vice
    President, MassMutual Financial Group
--  Roland P. Cloutier; Senior Director, EMC Global Security Organization,
    EMC Corporation
--  Vinnie Cottone; Vice President & Director of Infrastructure Services,
    Eaton Vance
--  Michael Daly; Director, Enterprise Security Services, Raytheon Company
--  David Escalante; Director of Computer Policy and Security, Boston
--  Ron Kimball; Information Security Officer, TD Banknorth
--  William Kyrouz; Network Manager, Goodwin Procter, LLP
--  John Schramm; Chief Information Security Officer, Investor's Bank and
The finalists and a winner have been 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. Those results will be revealed at the awards ceremony. Also honored during 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.

"The ISE New England nominees are a diverse and exemplary group of security executives," said Chris Zannetos, President and CEO, Courion® Corporation. "Courion is happy to present this program which recognizes their efforts and accomplishments in making their businesses and industries safe and secure."

"The caliber of our nominees attest to the award's significance," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "As we return to Boston for our second annual program in New England, we're seeing strong representation from a wide variety of industries including Education, Finance, Health, Insurance and Information Technology."

Individual tickets or tables are now on sale for the Award Gala. Visit to purchase tickets or tables online.

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 Sponsors - Symantec, Tizor; Kilobyte Sponsors - Akibia, Cenzic, Crossbeam, CSC, Passlogix and Sourcefire; National Media Sponsors - InformationWeek, Optimize and Network Computing Magazines; Education Sponsor - VCampus.


Courion's rapid business impact approach enables organizations to avoid the pitfalls of traditional user provisioning and achieve lasting business value. By eliminating dependencies, prerequisites, and other barriers to provisioning success, Courion is able to address the specific business needs of customers and provide both extensibility and adaptability to the changes that are the reality of today's business environment. Powered by the industry's most flexible provisioning technology, Dynamic Community™ set-based Provisioning, Courion securely automates manual processes for user provisioning, audit and regulatory compliance, and password 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