SOURCE: Executive Alliance

May 23, 2005 09:00 ET

Leading Security Executives From Across the New England Region Nominated for the Information Security Executive of the Year New England Awards™ 2005

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2005 -- Executive Alliance, the premier provider of leadership-recognition forums, and Courion Corporation, the Presenting Gigabyte sponsor, today announced the list of nominees for the first Information Security Executive of the Year (ISE) New England Awards 2005. This Award, which recognizes information security excellence across the New England region, will be presented at a gala dinner at the Marriott Long Wharf in Boston, MA, on June 16, 2005.

Following are the nominees for the ISE New England Awards 2005:

--  Eben Berry, Manager of Information Systems Operation, Network
    Health, Cambridge, MA
--  Bruce Bonsall, Chief Information Security Officer and 2nd Vice
    President, MassMutual Financial Group, Springfield, MA
--  Carl Burgess, Director of Information Security & Enterprise
    Control Center, Fairchild Semiconductor, South Portland, ME
--  Mitch Davis, Chief Information Officer, Bowdoin College,
    Brunswick, ME
--  Denise DeAmore, Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate
    Information Security and Privacy, State Street Corporation, Quincy, MA
--  Jeff Forbes, Chief Information Officer, IntelliCare, South
    Portland, ME
--  Glenn Hill, Manager, Information Security, Northeastern
    University, Boston, MA
--  Jason Jeffords, Director of Security Services, Dartmouth College,
    Hanover, NH
--  Robert Lewis, Chief Information Security Officer, Cambridge
    Health Alliance, Somerville, MA
--  Bob Pappagianopolous, Chief Security Officer, Corporate Director
    of Operations, Partner's Health, Charlestown, MA
--  Rafael Rodriguez, Chief Security Officer, New Technologies,
    Boston, MA
--  Paul Scheib, Chief Information Security Officer, Children's
    Hospital, Boston, MA
The ISE New England Awards honor the achievements of today's information security pioneers and recognize excellence in managing enterprise-wide network and Internet security systems in the New England region of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island.

"The New England region has some of the top security executives in the country," stated Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "The caliber of nominees that will be represented at the ISE Awards reflects the outstanding talent in this area."

"Courion is excited to be the Presenting Sponsor of the ISE Awards as they expand into the New England region," said Chris Zannetos, President and CEO of Courion Corporation. "The security executives throughout the New England region are pushing the envelope in developing strategies to secure their company's and their customers' information and deserve to be honored and recognized for their achievements."

Fritz Nelson, Vice President, Group Publisher of CMP Media will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the Award Gala. Tickets are now on sale on-line. Individual tickets are $85 and tables of 10 are available for $850. Visit to learn more about this prestigious award.

About Our Sponsors and the ISE Awards

The Information Security Executive of the Year New England Awards 2005, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc. is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Presenting GigaByte - Courion Corporation; MegaByte - Intellitactics, Lancope, Mazu Networks; KiloByte - CSC, Webroot ; Friends - Ad Hoc Communication Resources; National Media - Network Computing, Network Magazine, and Secure Enterprise.

Based upon the success of previous ISE Award Galas, Executive Alliance, the premier provider of leadership-recognition forums, launched the ISE Award Program Series to recognize outstanding leadership and exemplary achievement in the field of information security. Nominees are information security pioneers from private, public, government and academic institutions that have made contributions to their organizations and the security industry. In 2005, the ISE Award Program Series includes the ISE Southeast Awards (Atlanta, GA), ISE Midwest Awards (Chicago, IL), ISE New England Awards (Boston, MA), ISE Tri-State Awards (New York, NY) and the ISE National Awards (Washington, DC). For more information, please visit

Contact Information

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