Milwaukee CISO Community

Join a powerful network of peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CISOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:


Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.


Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CISOs approach similar challenges.


Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today.

  1. Supporting business agility with risk-based programs
  2. Evaluating, communicating and responding to evolving threats
  3. Building a culture of security to enable smart, secure decision-making

Milwaukee CISO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Milwaukee CISO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.


Richard Flahaven

Chief Information Security Officer & Data Privacy Officer

Mandy Huth

Kohler Co.
VP, Cybersecurity

John Paape

Roehl Transport
Vice President of Technology/CIO

Rick Sackett

Director, Information Security


Reshad Alam

Regal Rexnord
Vice President, Information Systems Security

Stephen Fried

American Family Insurance
IT Security Threat and Identity Management Director

Bernd Huber

S C Johnson & Son Inc

Rebecca Janutis

Kohl's Corporation

Angela Johnson

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
CISO & VP IS Infrastructure

Adam Lance

Komatsu Mining
Director, Global Infrastructure & CISO

Shawn Lewis

Spectrum Brands
Senior Director, Information Security

Britt Lindley


Chris Merkel

Northwestern Mutual
Senior Director, Cybersecurity Operations

Doug Michelz

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Larry Pedrazoli

Generac Power Systems
Director of Cyber Security

Dane Sandersen

Trek Bicycle
Global IT (CIO) and Security Director (CSO/CISO)

Joe Smits

Associated Bank-Corp

Bob Turner

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sean Valcamp

MGIC Investment Corporation
VP, Chief Technology & Information Security Officer

Tim Van Ryzin

Director, Information Security

Mark Ward

Johnson Financial Group, Inc.

Jennifer Westphal

MGIC Investment Corporation

Upcoming Programs


September 29, 2022 | 1 hour

Milwaukee CISO Virtual Town Hall

Inspiring Data Curiosity and Confidence

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

A summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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November 16, 2022 | 1 day

Milwaukee CISO Executive Summit

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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