SOURCE: Executive Alliance

April 23, 2007 08:00 ET

Motorola's Corporate Information Security Officer Wins Information Security Executive of the Year Central Award™ 2007

Executive Alliance Award Program Recognizes Executives From CBC Companies, GE Healthcare, EDS and Fifth Third Bancorp

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 23, 2007 -- Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums, announced today that William C. Boni, Corporate Vice President and Corporate Information Security Officer, Motorola, has been named the winner of the prestigious Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Central Award 2007. Mr. Boni was selected in respect of his sharp focus on driving revenue and business through security. He and nineteen other nominees were honored at a gala reception and awards ceremony held at the Westin City Center Hotel in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, April 19, 2007.

Debbie Wheeler, Chief Information Security Officer, Fifth Third Bancorp, was named the ISE Central People's Choice Award winner. She was selected by the registered attendees of the event as the executive who exemplifies the attributes of a security leader, through an online voting process.

Five ISE Finalists, including Mr. Boni and Ms. Wheeler were showcased during the evening awards ceremony. The other finalists are

--  Scott Hamrick; Chief Information Security Officer, GE Healthcare
--  Jack Jones; CISSP, CISM, CISA, Chief Information Security Officer, CBC
--  Dave Morrow; Chief Security and Privacy Officer, EDS
The ISE Central Award celebrates the accomplishments of the information security industry and its leaders. The honor is awarded to a chief security officer or an executive in an equivalent position who has overall responsibility for risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and information security. The ISE Award Program Series™ celebrates its fifth anniversary this year and has expanded to include five U.S. regions, a U.S. National Award and the inaugural ISE United Kingdom Award, reflecting the exponential growth in requirements for information security, privacy protection and risk management.

"The impact and significance of information security is reflected in the caliber of the leaders who were honored at the ISE of the Year Central Awards™," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "These are convergence experts who have moved forward to make the practice of information security a business enabler."

Sponsorships for the ISE Award Program Series 2007 are available. Interested parties should inquire via email to or by phone to 404-982-8562.

About the ISE Central 2007 Sponsors

The Information Security Executive of the Year Central Award 2007™, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Presenting Gigabyte - Symantec; Megabyte - Brabeion, Cisco, Intellitactics, Sophos and TriCipher; Kilobyte - ArcSight, Courion, Guardian Edge, Lancope, Ounce Labs, Passlogix, Ping Identity, Skybox Security and Watchfire; National Media - InformationWeek, Network Computing and Optimize; Association - ISSA North Texas Chapter.

About Executive Alliance and the ISE Awards

Executive Alliance is the creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums that honor and celebrate outstanding achievement of executives. These forums facilitate deep relationships within a network of peers; provide visibility for executives and their companies, and offer access and insight into the leaders of industries. Through an extensive platform of collaborative events, which include Industry Award Events, Summits, Executive Forums, Private Receptions and Customized Programs, Executive Alliance creates interactive assemblies for bringing together top executives and innovators in their field.

Recognized by Morgan Keegan as the largest and most widely recognized awards program for IT security executives, the ISE Award Program Series™ includes the ISE Southeast Award (Atlanta, GA), ISE Central Award (Dallas, TX), ISE Mid-Atlantic Award (Washington DC), ISE United Kingdom Award (London, England), ISE West Award (San Francisco, CA), ISE Northeast Award (New York, NY), and the ISE U.S. National Award (Washington, DC). For more information on this prestigious award, visit

Contact Information

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    Tom Wethington
    Executive Alliance, Inc.