Milwaukee CISO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Milwaukee community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

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

  1. Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives
  2. Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies
  3. Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

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


Reshad Alam

Regal Beloit
IT Director & CISO

Riad Amro

Grant Thornton International
Global CISO

Dawn Cappelli

Rockwell Automation
VP, Global Security and Chief Information Security Officer

Stephen Fried

American Family Insurance
IT Security Director

John Hochevar

American Family Insurance
IT Risk Manager

Bernd Huber

S C Johnson & Son Inc

Rebecca Janutis

Kohl's Corporation
Vice President - Information Security

Angela Johnson

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
CISO & VP IS Infrastructure

Adam Lance

Komatsu Mining Corp
Director, Global Infrastructure & CISO

Shawn Lewis

Spectrum Brands
Senior Director, Information Security

Britt Lindley


Chris Merkel

Northwestern Mutual
Director, Information Protection

Doug Michelz

Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds
GRC/IRM Program Director

Larry Pedrazoli

Generac Power Systems
IT Director of CyberSecurity

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
Deputy CISO

Upcoming Programs

In-person Programs

December 14, 2021

2021 Milwaukee CISO Executive Summit

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

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

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