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Executive Alliance

February 17, 2009 08:00 ET

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Executive Alliance Announces Nominees for Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Southeast Awards 2009

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership recognition forums and events worldwide, announced today the nominees for the ISE Southeast Awards 2009. The Awards recognize information security executives and project teams for outstanding achievement in risk management, data asset protection, compliance, privacy and network security.

The finalists and winners will be revealed at a gala ceremony held on the evening of Thursday, March 26, 2009 at the Westin Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Eligible nominees represent the Southeast region including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The Nominees for the Executive of the Year Southeast Award 2009 are:

--  Robert B. Batie Jr., Senior Principal Systems Security Engineer
    Manager, Raytheon NCS
--  Clay Boswell, Director of Information Security, Sealed Air Corporation
--  Devon Chalmers, Chief Information Security Officer, PBS&J
--  Patrick Enyart, Manager of Information Security Operations, McKesson
--  Scott Forsyth, Director of Technology, ORCS Web
--  David Hernandez, Chief Risk Officer, Great Florida Bank
--  Major Michael D. Kleffman, Deputy Chief/Chief Technology Officer, U.S.
    Air Force
--  Jody B. Lee, Director of Information Security, TSYS
--  Fernando Martinez, Chief Technology and Security Officer, Broward
--  Barry Miller, Chief Information Security Officer and Privacy Officer,
    The South Financial Group
--  Max M. Morris, Vice President, Corporate Information Security Threat
    Intelligence Services, Wachovia Corporation
--  William (Bill) Ponseti, Chief Information Officer, Roy Anderson
--  Wayne Proctor, Chief Information Security Officer, First Data USA
--  Mark Reardon, Chief Information Security Officer and IT Strategy
    Officer, State of Georgia - Georgia Technology Authority
--  John Reeder, Vice President, Information Security and Compliance,
    Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc.
--  Daniel Rivera, Director of Global Privacy, IT Security, and the
    Information Technology Leadership Program, Burger King Corporation
--  Lynden (Tony) Samms, Director of Information Security, Norfolk
    Southern Corporation
--  Jeff Schilling, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, S1
--  Mark Sohl, Chief Information Officer,

The Award Nominees for Project of the Year Southeast Award 2009 are:

--  Chris Whitesock, Information Security Officer, Coastal Federal Credit
--  Dr. Barbara White, Chief Information Officer and Associate Provost,
    University of Georgia

"The prominent industry leaders that are nominated for ISE Southeast exemplify the caliber of this year's Leadership Summit," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "We couldn't think of a better testament to the significance of the ISE Program Award Series in its seventh year, as it continues to bring visibility to the information security and risk management industry and to the men and women who lead it."

The ISE Southeast Awards are held in conjunction with the two-day Executive Alliance Leadership Summit. The Summit is comprised of cutting-edge forums, speakers, panelists, and presentations to challenge current thinking and bring to light the innovation and forward thinking of the region's top information security and IT executives.

"The two day leadership Summit promises to be packed with the right content and the right people in the room," said Mary Lou Heastings, President of Executive Alliance. "Congratulations to all the award nominees and their organizations for achieving success during these tough times."

Registration for the Executive Forum and tickets for the Dinner and ISE Southeast Awards Gala are currently available at

Limited sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Executive Alliance at or call 404-982-8562.

About the Sponsors

The Executive Alliance Leadership Summit Featuring the ISE Southeast Awards 2009 is the property of Executive Alliance, Inc., and is brought to the business community by the following: Megabyte Sponsors -- Fortify, and Qualys; Kilobyte Sponsors -- FoxT, Guardium, Lumension, Marshal8e6, McAfee, and Trend Micro; Media Sponsors -- InformationWeek and Infosecurity Magazines.

About Executive Alliance

Executive Alliance is recognized worldwide as the premier organization for creating leadership recognition forums that honor and celebrate outstanding achievements of executives in different industries. These forums facilitate deep relationships and provide visibility for executives and their companies while offering access and insight to the key people leading these industries.

Recognized by Morgan Keegan as the largest most widely recognized awards program for IT security executives, the Executive Alliance ISE Award Program Series includes these regions and cities, Southeast/Atlanta; Central/Dallas; Mid-Atlantic/Washington, DC; West/San Francisco; Northeast/New York City; and North America/Washington, D.C. Included in the Executive Alliance series is the Data Center Executive of the Year Awards (DaCEY). For more information, visit, or

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