SOURCE: Executive Alliance

March 20, 2006 08:25 ET

Industry Experts Convene Judges Panel for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Central Awards™ 2006

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums, announced today the distinguished panel of judges for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Central Awards 2006. ISE Central will be held on April 20, 2006 at the Westin City Center Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

The distinguished panel of judges -- who met in Dallas on March 7 and made selections of the finalists and winner -- is comprised of the following industry leaders and previous ISE Award winners and finalists:

--  Tim Callahan, Group Vice President and Manager, Access Control and
    Support Services, SunTrust Banks, Inc., ISE Southeast Finalist and People's
    Choice Winner 2006
--  Todd Fitzgerald, Systems Security Officer, United Government Services,
    LLC, ISE Midwest Finalist 2005
--  Lynda Fleury, Chief Information Security Officer, UnumProvident
    Corporation, ISE National Finalist 2005
--  Mike Fratto, Editor-at-large,
--  Kimberly Van Nostern, Chief Security Officer, Allstate Insurance
    Company, ISE Midwest Award Winner and People's Choice Award Winner 2005.
The judges evaluated the ISE Central 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.

"In its second year, ISE Central continues to grow and is now bolstered by ISE Alumni, or previous years' nominees who participate as Judges," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "This year's executive nominees, the sponsors and this talented panel of judges will ensure we have a terrific day of networking and information exchange, in addition to the celebration and recognition which follows at the evening's award gala."

Individual tickets or tables are now on sale for the Award Gala. Visit to buy tickets. C-level security executives interested in attending the ISE Central Executive Forum should contact Executive Alliance via email to

About the ISE Central 2006 Sponsors

The Information Security Executive of the Year Central Award 2006™, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Megabyte -- CA, Intellitactics and Tizor; Kilobyte -- Courion, CSC and Passlogix; National Media -- Network Computing Magazine; Education -- VCampus; Research -- Symantec.

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.