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Executive Alliance

October 28, 2009 08:41 ET

Technology Leaders Honored for Innovation and Results at Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year Awards

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - October 28, 2009) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership recognition forums and events worldwide, announced today the winners of the Information Security Executive (ISE) of the Year and the Project of the Year North America Awards for 2009. The awards recognize the information security executives and their teams who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in risk management, data asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy, and network security across the United States and Canada.

The awards were held on Tuesday evening, October 27, 2009 at the Gaylord National Resort, in Washington, DC, where industry leaders and their project teams from across the United States were honored in the categories of Government and Commercial for their achievements in information security.

Winners of the ISE North America Executive of the Year Award in each
category include:
-- Government - Jerry L. Davis, Deputy Chief Information Officer for IT
   Security, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
-- Commercial - Paul Connelly, Vice President and Chief Information
   Security Officer, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)

Finalists for the Executive of the Year Award in each category include:
-- Government - Robert Maley, Chief Information Security Officer,
   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Mark Weatherford, Chief Information
   Security Officer, State of California
-- Commercial - Tim Callahan, First Vice President, Enterprise Technology
   Risk Management and Chief Information Security Officer, People's United
   Bank, Todd Colvin, Director of Enterprise Data Security, Paychex, Inc.,
   Anne Kuhns, Vice-President, Information Security & Chief Information
   Security Officer, The Walt Disney Company and Max M. Morris, Vice
   President and Manager of Security Threat Analysis, Enterprise
   Information Management Operations, Wells Fargo & Company

The ISE North America Project of the Year Award recognizes teams and their
information security projects completed in the past 12 to 18 months. The
award brings to light the team behind the work. Winners in each category
-- Government - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, "Safeguarding Citizen Data,"
   Executive Sponsor, Robert Maley, Chief Information Security Officer
-- Commercial - Lockheed Martin Corporation, "Security Intelligence
   Center," Executive Sponsor, Anne Mullins, Chief Information Security
   Officer, Vice President of Corporate Information Security

Finalists of the Project of the Year Awards in each category include:
-- Government - NASA, "NASA Security Operations Center," Executive Sponsor,
   Chris C. Kemp, Chief Information Officer and U.S. Department of Defense,
   "Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence," Executive
   Sponsor, Gregory Garcia, Director, 754th Electronic Systems Group
-- Commercial - Proctor and Gamble, "Enterprise Applications Security
   Service," Executive Sponsor, Bill Sage, Associate Director, Information
   Security and Qualcomm, "Qualcomm Partner Identity Management," Norm
   Fjeldheim, Chief Information Officer

The ISE People's Choice Award was awarded to Anne Kuhns, Vice-President, Information Security & Chief Information Security Officer, The Walt Disney Company. She received the award from her community of peers attending the event who voted her as the executive who best exemplifies information security leadership.

The ISE Luminary Leadership Award was presented to Larry Brock, Chief Information Security Officer, DuPont, for his outstanding contributions to the information security industry.

"The security executives that were recognized at the awards represent the who's who across the country," said Mary Lou Heastings, President of Executive Alliance. "These are the executives leading change and delivering results for their organizations and their recognition was hard earned and well deserved."

About the Sponsors

The ISE North America Leadership Summit and Awards at CSI 2009 is the property of Executive Alliance, Inc., and is brought to the business community by the following: Gigabyte Sponsor -- Symantec; Megabyte Sponsors -- Fortify and Qualys; Luminary Leadership Award Sponsor -- Verdasys; Kilobyte Sponsors -- Aveksa, BigFix, PGP and Voltage; Display Sponsors -- Core Security Technologies, SafeNet, Trend Micro and WaveStong; Media Sponsors -- InformationWeek and Infosecurity.

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 information on Data Center Awards, visit

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