SOURCE: Executive Alliance

February 07, 2007 08:00 ET

Private and Public Sectors Nominate Leaders for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Southeast Awards™

Information Security and Risk Management Executives to Be Recognized at Executive Alliance Leadership Summit Featuring the ISE Southeast Awards™

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 7, 2007 --Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums, announced today the nominees for the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Southeast Awards 2007.

The finalists and winner will be revealed at a gala ceremony held on the evening of March 22, 2007, at the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown Hotel. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of information security and the winner is chosen from superlative IT security leaders.

The nominees are:

--  Kevin Baker; Information Security Officer; Georgia Department of Human
--  Andrew Bowden; Director, Information Technology; SCANA Corporation
--  Dr. Victor Ferreros; Director, Northwest Regional Data Center; Florida
    State University
--  Ken Kilby; Chief Information Security Officer; BB&T
--  Anne Kuhns; Senior Manager, IT Risk Management; Walt Disney Parks and
--  David Lauderdale; Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President;
    Worldwide Technical Operations; Worldspan
--  Christopher Leach; Senior Vice President, IT Risk Management, Chief
    Information Security Officer; First Horizon National Corporation
--  Mac Magruder; MIS Director; Escambia County Sheriff's Department
--  Edward Martinez; Vice President Information Technology, Chief
    Information Officer, Hospital & Research Administration; Moffitt Cancer
--  David O'Berry; Director of Information Technology; State of South
    Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services
--  Marian Reed; Corporate Director, Product Security; McKesson
--  Scott Salley; CISSP, CISA, Director of e-Governance Internet Security,
    Web Strategy; Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement
    Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF)
--  Lynden "Tony" Samms; Director of Information Security; Norfolk
    Southern Corporation
--  Steve L. Scott; Senior Vice President, Corporation Information
    Security; Wachovia Corporation
--  Timothy Searcy; Information Security Officer; Protective Life
--  Tony Spinelli; Chief Security & Compliance Officer; Equifax
--  Aurobindo "Robin" Sundaram; Vice President, Information Security;
--  Robert Taylor; Chief Information Officer, Director of Information
    Technology; Fulton County Government
--  Scott C. Woodison; CISA, CISM, IT Audit Manager; Board of Regents;
    University System of Georgia
In its fifth year, the ISE of the Year Southeast Award will be held as the anchor event of the Executive Alliance Leadership Summit Featuring the ISE Southeast Awards. Comprised of executive forums, a panel of industry leaders as well as keynote speaker and industry influencer Rhonda MacLean of MacLean Risk Partners, LLC, the two day program will also be held at the Sheraton Atlanta and will foster interaction, knowledge exchange and celebration for the nominees, judges, special guests and speakers.

"We have a terrific list of exemplary leaders as nominees for the ISE Southeast 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 fifth year, as it continues to bring visibility to the information security and risk management industry and to the men and women who lead it."

Tickets are available for both the Leadership Summit and the Awards Gala, separately or as a cost-savings package. For details, reservations and tickets please visit

About the ISE Southeast 2007 Sponsors

The Executive Alliance Leadership Summit Featuring the ISE Southeast Awards 2007™, a property of Executive Alliance, Inc., is brought to the business community by the following sponsors: Megabyte -- Courion, Intellitactics and Symantec; Kilobyte -- Brabeion, Cenzic, CSC, Ounce Labs, Passlogix, RSA Security, Stonesoft, Sun and Tizor; National Media -- InformationWeek, Optimize and Network Computing; Association -- AeA, InfraGard Atlanta, ISSA Atlanta, ISSA Middle Tennessee and TAG, the Technology Association of Georgia.

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 (Orlando, FL). For more information on this prestigious award, visit

Contact Information

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    Tom Wethington
    Executive Alliance, Inc.