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Executive Alliance

March 03, 2009 08:00 ET

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

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2009) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership recognition forums and events worldwide, announced today the nominees for the ISE Central Award 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, April 2, 2009 at the Westin Park Central Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Eligible nominees represent the central region including Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

--  Phil Agcaoili, Director I, Senior Manager, Global Information Security
    Assurance & Consulting, Dell Corporation
--  Raymond Biondo, Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer,
    Health Care Service Corporation
--  Larry L. Burwell, Chief Information Officer, Advancial
--  Adrian Butler, Vice President, IT-Telecommunications & Support
    Services, Accor North America
--  James Carpenter, Chief Security Officer, Parkland Health & Hospital
--  Paul Dial, Manager of Application Security, Halliburton Company
--  Stephanie Ewing, Chief Information Security Officer, CPS Energy
--  John Kerber, Manager Information Protection, Mid American Energy
--  Mark Littlejohn, Chief Security Officer, Stewart Information Services
--  Tammy Moskites, Vice President, IT Security Officer, Huntington
    National Bank
--  Jerry Murtland, Information Security Risk Manager, Grange Mutual
    Casualty Company
--  Chad Renfro, Information Security Executive, Bank of America
--  Rosa Rodriguez, Manager of IT, Fi-Med Management, Inc.

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

--  Larry L. Burwell, Chief Information Officer, Advancial
--  Richard Burk, Vice President IT Operation and Dale Danilewitz, Chief
    Information Officer, AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group
--  Ron Kifer, Group Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, Applied
--  John Golden, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer,
    CNA Insurance
--  Stephanie Ewing, Chief Information Security Officer, CPS Energy
--  Christopher Rence, Chief Information Officer & Vice President, Fair
    Isaac Corporation
--  Bill Gebhard, Director of Technology & Operations, Fi-Med Management,
--  Tammy Moskites, Vice President IT Security Officer, Huntington
    National Bank
--  Kevin Cohen, Vice President Corporate IT, Security Benefit, Inc.
--  Steve Hotte, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer,
    Southern Union Company

"The ISE Central Awards are really about celebrating innovation and leadership in the field of information security," said Mary Lou Heastings, President of Executive Alliance. "Congratulations to all the award nominees and their organizations for their achievements during these tough times."

The ISE Central Awards are held in conjunction with a one day Executive Forum at the Westin Park Central Hotel in Dallas. The Executive Forum is comprised of cutting-edge roundtable topics, 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 Executive Forum and Awards promise to bring in prominent industry leaders from across the region," 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."

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

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

About the Sponsors

The Executive Forum and Information Security Executive of the Year Central Awards 2009 is the property of Executive Alliance, Inc., and is brought to the business community by the following: Megabyte Sponsors -- Agilysys, Fortify, and Qualys; Kilobyte Sponsors -- FoxT, Marshal8e6, nuBridges, and Shavlik; 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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