SOURCE: Executive Alliance

September 06, 2005 09:00 ET

The Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Tri-State Award™ Garners Superlative Nominees From Wide Range of Industries

Tickets Now on Sale for Gala Event at Marriott Marquis Times Square

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2005 -- Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums, announced today an outstanding roster of nominees for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Tri-State Award 2005™. The award is designed to recognize excellence, innovation and leadership in the field of information security comprising internet and enterprise networks in the Tri-State region of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The list of nominees include

--  Dr. Edward G. Amoroso, Chief Information Security Officer, Vice
    President, AT&T Security Center of Excellence
--  Carolyn Bardani, Chief Information Security Officer, General Electric
--  Dave Bixler, Information Security Officer, Siemens Business Services,
--  Dennis Brixius, Vice President Risk Management and Chief Security
    Officer, The McGraw-Hill Companies
--  Frank Cassano, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer,
    People's Bank
--  Sonia DaSilva, Information Security Officer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
    Cancer Center
--  Eric F. Guerrino, Managing Director, The Bank of New York
--  George Kahkedjian, Chief Information Officer, Eastern Connecticut
    State University
--  John Lim, Information Technology Planning, Consolidated Edison, Inc.
--  Richard Menta, Information Security Awareness Officer, Lucent
--  Jairo A. Orea, Head of Enterprise Information Integration, ING
    Insurance Americas
--  Ken Pfeil, Chief Security Officer, Capital IQ, A Division of S & P
--  Donna Richmond, Security Advisor, Information Security Policy &
    Practices, Aetna Information Services
--  Mike Del Socolo, Executive Vice President Intranet and Network
    Services, ADP
--  Marc S. Sokol, Chief Security Officer, The Guardian Life Insurance
    Company of America
--  Robert Shullich, Senior Security Technology Advisor, Browne & Co.,
--  Craig Shumard, Chief Information Security Officer, Cigna Corporation
--  Tom Watson, Senior Security Architect, Bayer Corporate & Business
--  Gerald Werner, Security Manager / Architect, Pepsico International
The nominees will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges, comprised of industry experts and practitioners. The judges will meet in New York at CMP Media headquarters on September 9, 2005, to determine five finalists and a winner. The results will be revealed on Thursday, October 27, 2005 within a high energy environment of celebration and networking events, culminating in an Awards Gala presented that evening at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City.

"We are delighted to recognize the very best information security executives of this region," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "They create and support detailed strategies within a field that is increasing in both visibility and significance to the overall success of the enterprise. That success is a fitting reason for celebration and recognition."

For more information on the award including ticket and table sales, please visit

About the ISE Tri-State 2005 Sponsors

The Information Security Executive of the Year Tri-State Award 2005™, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Megabyte - Intellitactics and Lancope; Kilobyte - Courion, CSC, Pointsec, Tizor and Webroot; National Media - Network Computing, Network Magazine and Secure Enterprise; National Association - CISO Executive Membership of ISSA; Association - New York Chapter of ISSA; Friend - Ad Hoc Communication Resources.

About Executive Alliance and ISE Awards

Executive Alliance, Inc. provides premium leadership-recognition forums that honor and recognize outstanding achievement of executives. These forums allow industry members to build deep relationships within a network of peers; the programs provide visibility for executives and their companies, and offer access and insight into the people leading these industries. Through an extensive platform of collaborative events, which include Industry Award Events, Summits, Executive Roundtables, Executive Forums, Private Receptions, and Customized Programs, Executive Alliance creates interactive forums for bringing together top executives, industry innovators and practitioners.

Based upon the success of the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Award™, the ISE Award Program Series™ was launched in 2005 to include the ISE Southeast Award (Atlanta, GA), ISE Midwest Award (Chicago, IL), ISE New England Award (Boston, MA), ISE Tri-State Award (New York, NY), and the ISE National Award (Washington, DC), to recognize outstanding leadership and exemplary achievement in the field of information security. For more information on this prestigious award, visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Shelli Ryan, APR
    Ad Hoc Communications Resources, LLC
    (for Executive Alliance)