T.E.N. Announces 2019 Information Security Executive® (ISE®) North America Awards Nominees

All Executive and Project Category Finalists and Winners to be Announced at the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards Gala on Nov. 13-14, 2019.

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today the nominees vying for the 2019 Information Security Executive® and Project of the Year Awards for North America. Executives include top-ranking decision makers representing organizations in the academic and public sectors, commercial, financial services and health care. Projects include large-scale technology endeavors that address key issues in the information security industry.

Executive Nominees

Academic/Public Sector

  • Jon Allen, Chief Information Security Officer & Interim Chief Information Officer, Baylor University
  • Erik Decker, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, The University of Chicago Medicine


  • David Black, Chief Information Security Officer, SiteOne Landscape Supply
  • Brett Cumming, Director, Information Security Officer, Skechers USA
  • Amanda Fennell, Chief Security Officer, Relativity
  • Cassio Goldschmidt, Head of Information Security, ServiceTitan
  • Kim Keever, CISO and Senior Vice President of Security, Analytics & Technology Services, Cox Communications
  • John Kirkwood, VP IT, Chief Information Risk and Security Officer, Albertsons Companies
  • Tammy Klotz, Director of Information Security, Versum Materials
  • Carrie Mills, Senior Manager, Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence and Response, Southwest Airlines
  • Aura Moore, Chief Information Officer, Los Angeles World Airports
  • Emily O’Carroll, Director, Global Information Security & IT Compliance, Callaway Golf Company
  • Dwaine Omyer, Vice President, Digital Security Organization, T-Mobile
  • Michael Scobee, Cyber Security Director, Delta Air Lines

Financial Services

  • Nikolay Chernavsky, Sr. VP, Chief Information Security Officer, PennyMac
  • Marc Crudgington, CISO, SVP Information Security, Woodforest National Bank
  • Kevin Gowen, Chief Information Security Officer, Synovus
  • Shaun Khalfan, VP, Information Security, Freddie Mac
  • Ricardo Lafosse, Chief Information Security Officer, Morningstar
  • Jeff Trudeau, Chief Security Officer, Credit Karma

Health Care

  • Steve Bartolotta, Vice President and CISO, Community Health Network of CT
  • Mark Leary, CISO, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Jairo Orea, Chief Information Security Officer, Kimberly-Clark
  • Scott Pettigrew, VP, Chief Security Officer, HMS
  • Dave Summitt, Chief Information Security Officer, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Project Nominees

Academic/Public Sector

  • AMP, 360-Degree Cybersecurity
  • City of Boston, City of Boston’s Identity Governance Program - Access Boston
  • Emory University, AWS at Emory
  • Fulton County Government: Department of Information Technology, Justice of the Future
  • Fulton County Government: Department of Information Technology, Project: Superbowl/System Rebuild
  • HECVAT Group, Higher Education Cloud Vendor Assessment Tool (HECVAT)
  • The State of Arizona, How the State of Arizona Uses a Unique Credit-Score Model for Cyber Risk Management to Reduce Vulnerabilities and Strengthen Statewide Cybersecurity Posture
  • University of Virginia, SecureUVA


  • Aaron's, Project Phalanx: Shifting Left in Application Security
  • Albertsons Companies, Information Security Awareness Program Implementation
  • Albertsons Companies, NIST Cyber Security Framework Maturity
  • AT&T, The Storm Threat Analytics Platform
  • Comcast, CyberSplash
  • McDermott, One McDermott
  • The Mosaic Company, Industrial Control System (ICS) Active Online Asset & Cyber Security Monitoring
  • T-Mobile, Cybersecurity Awareness Month
  • T-Mobile, Identify, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM)

Financial Services

  • BNY Mellon, AccessHub
  • Black Knight Financial, Digital Executive Risk Committee (“Digital ERC”)
  • Equifax, Equifax Access Management Transformation
  • Equifax, Equifax Security Transformation
  • First Data, First Data Application Security Program
  • Kyriba, Automating Cybersecurity Operations with Robotic Decision Automation
  • Mastercard, SecurIT First
  • Morningstar, Cloudy with a Chance of SecOps
  • SunTrust Banks, Cyber Security Operations Program Enhancement

Health Care

  • Aetna, Adaptive Enablement in the Cloud
  • Aflac, Ducking an Identity Crisis with Real-Time Fraud Alerting
  • Aflac, Quack Attack: Aflac’s Attack Emulation Program
  • AmerisourceBergen, Project Mars
  • CVS Health, CVS-Aetna acquisition Day 1-100 Rapid Access
  • Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly Shield
  • HMS, Business Resilience – Changing the Culture from Continuity to Resilient Enterprise
  • HMS, CERP-CERP, Listening to the Customer
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Email Authentication and Reporting Process
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Cyber-Immune Project
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Cybersecurity Service Transformation Project

“We are incredibly impressed by the leadership and creativity displayed in this year’s ISE® North America executive and project nominees,” said T.E.N.’s CEO and President, Marci McCarthy. “These leaders work diligently to protect us all from the ever-evolving threats we face today in the rapidly developing security landscape, and we are pleased to have them join the ranks of our ISE® Alumni.”

The ISE® North America Awards recognize executives and projects, which have made a positive impact on their organizations through risk management, data-asset protection, regulatory compliance, privacy and information security. Nominations are sent to T.E.N.’s distinguished panel of ISE® Judges for review and scoring.

This year’s ISE® North America Judges include:

  • Wes Knight, Chief Information Security Officer, Georgia Department of Revenue
  • Adam Maslow, Sr. Director Information Security, Raising Cane's
  • Eric Schmidt, Chief Information Security Officer, Protective Insurance
  • Michelle Stewart, CISO, RentPath​
  • Yabing Wang, VP of Security Architecture and Engineering, Alight Solutions

All nominees will be recognized at the ISE® North America Leadership Summit and Awards on Nov. 13-14, 2019 at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. Event attendees can earn up to nine CPEs for participating in the two-day leadership summit, which will offer dynamic presentations, panels and engaging roundtable discussions—led by ISE® Alumni—highlighting a spectrum of the industry’s most critical issues and innovative best practices. Finalists and winners are announced at the awards gala that evening and recognized through press coverage and inclusion on the T.E.N. website.

About T.E.N.
T.E.N., a national technology and security executive marketing and networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solution-providers in the cybersecurity industry. Nominated for numerous industry awards, T.E.N.’s executive leadership programs enable information exchange, collaboration and decision-making opportunities for Information Security Executives and cybersecurity solution providers alike. Its flagship program, the nationally-acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is North America’s largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals. In addition, T.E.N. offers the ISE® Lions’ Den and Jungle Lounge, wherein emerging cybersecurity companies have the opportunity to showcase their solutions to major security executives in a competitive rapid-fire event. T.E.N. also delivers ISE® Private Dinners across 48 major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada to create even more opportunities for Information Security Executives, professionals and security solution providers to Connect, Collaborate, and Celebrate.

About ISE® Award Program Series
For more than a decade, the Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Award Program Series has empowered security executives and their project teams to Connect, Collaborate, and Celebrate. Recognized as the industry’s most prestigious IT Security award program, it has become the most anticipated award program for security executives and their project teams. Winners have included executives and project teams from leading organizations such as Aetna, AIG, AT&T, Bank of America, Comcast, Cox Automotive, HMS, Jabil, NCR, PayPal, SunTrust and VISA.

Source: T.E.N.