2016 Board Election Results

Thank you to those in our membership who voted for the new Board of Directors. We are also grateful to all  of the candidates who stepped up to run and encourage you to stay involved. For those who were not voted in, please let us know how you’d like to contribute. We’ll be establishing various committees and task forces in 2016 that we could use your help with!

Please welcome your 2016 InfraGard Atlanta Members Alliance (IAMA) Board of Directors. Roles for each will be selected by end of January.

Trevor Horwitz

Trevor Horwitz is currently the interim President of InfraGard Atlanta. He has over twenty years’ experience and is the CISO of TrustNet, an Atlanta based provider of cybersecurity and compliance solutions. Trevor’s clients include public and private businesses across numerous industries in the US and around the world. Prior to TrustNet Trevor was the CEO of a cybersecurity vendor and gained extensive experience at PWC in Atlanta, Georgia and at a leading consulting firm in Johannesburg, South Africa. Trevor is a PCI Qualified Security Assessor and is involved in defining the PCI security standards for virtualization and the cloud.

Susie Bernard

Susie is a security professional who has served on the IAMA Board for two years. With over 25 years’ experience in information technology and information security, Susie brings a passion for security that is tough to match. As a Sr. Manager of Internal Risk at Ionic Security, she has a passion for information sharing, security awareness and education. Susie is active and well-connected in the metro area information security community.
Thanks to Susie’s past efforts, DHS cyber chief and IAMA founder, Dr. Phyllis Schneck, presented at our summer meeting in the executive dining area of the Federal Reserve Bank.

Jim Hardy

Jim Hardy recently retired as the Department of Homeland Security’s Protective Security Advisor (PSA) for the State of Georgia. He brought over 45 years of law enforcement, security and management experience with the US Air Force, municipal police and private industry to that position.  As the PSA, Jim was the Department’s liaison to federal, state and local agencies and the private sector for protection of critical infrastructure.  He was a major contributor to the Department’s Regional Resiliency Assessment Program (RRAP), leading three RRAPs and participating in two others.  The RRAP process identifies critical infrastructure security and resilience gaps; dependencies; interdependencies; cascading effects; and State, local, tribal, and territorial government capability gaps and suggests options to repair or mitigate those gaps.

Bill Morrison

Bill has been working in cyber security for over 15 years and within IT over 26 years. He is employed in the healthcare sector with a Fortune 10 multinational, working on the cybersecurity protections for healthcare systems. Previously, Bill spent 3 years with the nations largest non-profit healthcare system leading their Incident Response team. He also has over 22 years with a Fortune 15 multinational as Information Security & Compliance Officer for Pharma & high-tech customers, and previous capacities in Threat & Vulnerability Assessment, Incident Management, and information security policies. Bill also served as lead incident handler on their IT Security Incident Response Team.

Roman Lessnau

Roman Lessnau is passionate about the IAMA mission and wants to contribute to our nation’s security posture in order to make the county a better place for our children. Having served as a volunteer for most his life, he enjoys working with people toward a common goal.
A former member of the Armed Forces, Roman’s experience has taught him to be innovative and resourceful—to do more with less. He is an information technology and cyber security expert with over 19 years of industry experience. As the Practice Manager at Presidio for the Secure Networks Group in Georgia, he manages a team of professional services senior engineers, providing security policy, strategy and architecture consulting services. His team also performs security, compliance and network assessments for Fortune 100 companies and recommends remediation or mitigation strategies.

Brian Friedman

14 years of experience in the Retail, Wholesale Distribution, Corporate and Supply Chain Asset Protection / Security industry. Organizations including The Home Depot, along with HD Supply in various roles through the organizations. Worked with the National Retail Federation and Organized Retail Crime Alliance in Arizona to adopt legislation adopting more stringent focus and punishment for Organized Retail Crime. Established leader in the asset protection industry.

James Baird

I currently serve as the Vice President of Security and Compliance with the American Cancer Society. This position is the latest in a 22-year technology and IT security career that has mostly been in the Financial Services CI and Communications CI, along with other non-CI private companies. I have been involved at various levels with Atlanta-based security and information sharing organizations including IAMA where I served as Committee Chair and VP of Outreach.