Ohio CISO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Ohio 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

Ohio CISO Governing Body

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


Michael Erickson

Baptist Health

Kiran Govindaraju

Ohio National Financial Services
2nd VP, IT & Actuarial Science

Lisa Heckler

Chief Information Security Officer

Phani Konduru

Chief Technology Officer, Digital Health & Innovation

Stacy Mill

Nashville Electric Service
VP of IT and CISO

Deval Motka

Rock Central
VP Rocket Data

Robert Schuetter

Chief Information Security Officer

Marc Varner

YUM! Brands
Corporate VP & Global Chief Information Security Officer


Greg Allender

Chief Information Security Officer

Don Boian

Cybersecurity Outreach Director

Robert Boutell

Alliance Data
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Mark Carney

State Auto Insurance Companies
Information Security Leader

Lori Clarke

Director, Information Security

Dave Criminski

AVP, Information Security

Shannon Culp

Director, Security Governance

Tom Enneking

Mount Carmel
Regional Information Security Officer

Adool Ferguson

Mgr., Global Cybersecurity (CISO)

Kostas Georgakopoulos

Chief Information Security Officer

Chris Hart

First Financial Bank
Chief Information Security Officer

Lori Havlovitz

Cardinal Health
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Timothy Held

US Bank
EVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Mike Kelley

Chief Information Security Officer

James Kelley

Big Lots
Director, Information Security

Jason Kinder

Leonardo DRS
Director, Corp Security - Cyber Security & SOC Ops

Matt King

VP of Global IT Security, CISO

Brian Klenke

Bath & Body Works
Chief Information Security Officer

Craig Kobren

The Christ Hospital
Chief Information Security Officer

Amy Lett

SCOTTS Miracle-Gro
Chief Information Security Officer

William McCaster

Ohio National Financial Services
Second VP, & Information Security & Risk Officer

Chris McFarland

Abercrombie & Fitch
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Brian Minick

Fifth Third Bank
Chief Information Security Officer

Elias Oxendine IV

Global Director, IT Security

Gregory Peebles

St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Information Security Manager

Greg Press

Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.
VP IT Americas Security Manager

Eric Ridder

GE Aviation
Director of Cyber Security

Mark Sandler

Tempur Sealy

Michael Spaulding

Director of Cyber Security Operations

Mathews Thomas

AVP, IT Risk Mgmt.

Paul Townley

Owens Corning
Director, Information Security

Bryan Willett


Christopher Zell

Wendy's Company
Head of IT security

Upcoming Programs

In-person Programs

December 2, 2021

2021 Ohio CISO Executive Summit Q2

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati

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

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