SOURCE: Executive Alliance

August 28, 2007 06:00 ET

Private and Public Sectors Nominate Leaders for the Information Security Executive (ISE) Northeast Award 2007

Information Security and Risk Management Executives to Be Recognized at Executive Alliance ISE Northeast Forum and Awards Gala

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 28, 2007) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums and events worldwide, announced today the nominees for the ISE Northeast Award 2007.

The finalists and winner will be revealed at a gala ceremony held on the evening of Thursday, October 4, 2007 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel in New York, New York. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of information security for 2007 and the winner is chosen from leading IT security executives from the Northeast region, which includes, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The nominees are:

--  Dennis Brixius, Vice President, Risk Management and Chief Security
    Officer, The McGraw-Hill Companies
--  Jeff Brown, Director of Infrastructure Services and Chief Information
    Security Officer, Raytheon
--  Tim Callahan, CISSP, CISM, First Vice President, Technology Risk
    Management and Chief Information Security Officer, People's United Bank
--  Gary Cantrell, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Textron
--  Todd Colvin, CISSP, CISA, CISM, GSNA, Director of Enterprise Data
    Security Department, Paychex, Inc.
--  Mark Connelly, Managing Director, Information Risk and Security,
    Credit Suisse First Boston
--  Chester Davis, CISA, Director -- IT Security & Controls, Campbell Soup
--  Gabe Esposito, CBCP, CFE, Director Corporate Security & Business
    Continuity / Disaster Recovery Group, Verizon Wireless
--  Mark Freericks, Director, Communications and Operations, Covanta
    Energy Corporation
--  Sharon Kaufman, CISM, CISA, Assistant Vice President & Program
    Director of Information Security Risk Assessment, The Bank of New York
    Mellon Company
--  Craig Lucca, CISSP, CISA, Manager, Security Administration and
    Management, Bloomberg
--  Ian Marlow, COP, President and CEO, Newmark Knight Frank Global
    Management Services
--  Bill McQuaid, Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice President,
    Parkview Adventist Medical Center
--  Richard Menta, Information Security Officer, iBase
--  James Moore, CISSP, IAM, Information Security Officer, Rochester
    Institute of Technology (RIT)
--  Jairo Orea, Information Security Officer, ING US Financial Services
--  Bob Pappagianopoulos, Corporate Director, Technical Services and
    Operations; Chief Information Security Officer, Partners HealthCare System,
--  James Routh, CISM, Chief Information Security Officer, The Depository
    Trust & Clearing Corporation
--  Stephen Warner, Executive Director Infrastructure, Quest Diagnostics
--  Gerald Werner, Security Manager/Architect, PepsiCo, Inc.

The ISE Northeast Executive Forum includes global moderators Bruce Bonsall, Chief Information Security Officer and Second Vice President of MassMutual Financial Group, and Marc Sokol, Chief Security Officer of the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. The invitation-only forum fosters interaction and peer-to-peer information exchange which allows industry members to establish new and develop existing relationships.

"We have a terrific list of exemplary leaders as nominees for the ISE Northeast Award 2007," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "We couldn't think of a better testament to the significance of the award in its third year, as it continues to bring visibility to the information security and risk management industry and to the men and women who lead it."

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About the ISE Northeast 2007 Sponsors

The ISE Northeast Forum and Awards Gala 2007, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Megabyte - Brabeion, Intellitactics, Symantec, VeriSign, Vontu; Kilobyte - ArcSight, Cenzic, Courion, CSC, Fortify Software, Lancope, Ounce Labs, Passlogix, Skybox Security, Stonesoft; National Media - InformationWeek.

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 worldwide. 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 and Ireland Award (London, England), ISE West Award (San Francisco, CA), ISE Northeast Award (New York, NY), and the ISE US National Award (Washington, D.C). For more information on this prestigious award series, visit

Contact Information

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    Bridget Greiner
    Executive Alliance, Inc.