SOURCE: Executive Alliance

Executive Alliance

August 19, 2009 08:30 ET

Leaders in Information Security to Be Recognized for Innovation and Vision

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

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership recognition forums and events worldwide, announced today the nominees for the ISE Northeast 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, September 10, 2009 at the Westin Times Square in New York City. During the evening awards, all qualified nominees, finalists and winners are recognized and celebrated for their achievements and accomplishments. Eligible nominees represent the northeast region including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The ISE Northeast Awards will be held in conjunction with a one day Executive Forum. Last year's Executive of the Year Award Winner and also the winner of Project of the Year, Anish Bhimani, Managing Director, Risk & Security Management at JPMorgan Chase, will be the afternoon keynote speaker. The day will continue with roundtable discussions moderated by the CISOs and VPs of participating companies, and hot topic panel discussions. This one day program offers the opportunity to meet with peers and leading IT executives from across the region to discuss and share insights into today's issues and solutions.

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

--  Brad Blake, Director of IT -- Boston Medical Center
--  Tim Callahan, First Vice President, Enterprise Technology Risk
    Management and Chief Information Security Officer -- People's United Bank
--  Mark Coderre, Head of Security Architecture -- AETNA
--  Charles De Sanno, Executive Director, Enterprise Technology &
    Infrastructure Engineering -- Department of Veterans Affairs
--  Robert Duran, Information Security & Privacy Officer and VP of
    Information Risk Management -- Time, Inc.
--  Don Garvey, Chief Information Security Officer -- The Chubb
--  Laura Jagodzinski, Chief Information Security Officer -- Realogy
--  Brian Kelly, Information Security Officer -- Quinnipiac University
--  Roseann Larson, Vice President of Global IT Risk Management and
    Compliance -- Estee Lauder Companies
--  Brad Maiorino, Chief Information Security Officer of GE's Corporate
    Division -- GE
--  Laz Montano, AVP, Enterprise Infrastructure -- MetLife Inc.
--  Parthiv Shah, Director of Information Security -- Depository Trust &
    Clearing Corporation
--  David Trimm, Staff Vice President, eBusiness Development -- The Hertz
--  John Walp, Corporate Information Security Officer -- M&T Bank
--  Larry Whiteside, Chief Information Security Officer -- Visiting Nurse
    Service of New York
--  Gerry Young, Secretariat Chief Information Officer -- State of
    Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

The Nominees for Project of the Year Northeast Award 2009 and their Executive Sponsors are:

--  AIG -- American International Group, Inc. -- Paul de Graaff, Global
    Information Security Officer
--  Citigroup -- Dan Tigar, Executive Vice President -- Global Engineering
    Head -- Security Architecture & Engineering
--  Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation -- Parthiv Shah, Director,
    Information Security
--  The City of New York, Department of Information Technology &
    Telecommunications -- Daniel Srebnick, Associate Commissioner, IT Security
--  The Hartford -- Bill Downes, Vice President
--  Paychex -- Todd Colvin, Director of Enterprise Data Security
--  People's United Bank -- Tim Callahan, First Vice President, Enterprise
    Technology Risk Management and Chief Information Security Officer

"Now more than ever it is important that we need to acknowledge the work being done by these exceptional leaders and project teams in our industry," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "The stature of the ISE Award is validated by the prominent class of executive and project nominees for this year's event. This group has demonstrated the effective use of new and innovative solutions as well as created the highest level of industry standards for their organizations."

About the Sponsors

The Executive Forum and Information Security Executive of the Year Northeast Awards 2009 is the property of Executive Alliance, Inc., and is brought to the business community by the following: Gigabyte Sponsor -- Novell; Megabyte Sponsors -- Agilysys, Symantec and Qualys; Kilobyte Sponsors -- Courion, Fortify, Marshal8e6 and McAfee; Display Sponsors -- Aveksa, RSA, Sailpoint and Verdasys; 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; Northeast/New York City; and North America/Washington, D.C. For more information, visit and

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