Board of Directors
IAMA Board Member | President
Katie Ewers has over 20 years of experience in the field of information security. Her experience includes various industries such as healthcare, financial services, consulting, retail and telecommunications. She has held roles such as security application development, IAM program development, security team development, consulting and most recently, Director of Security Operations. Over the past 18 years, Katie has enjoyed being an active member of the information security community in Atlanta. Over the past 11 years, she has enjoyed being a member of the IAMA. Her experience includes attaining several industry certifications including a CISSP from 2000, CISA from 2003 and CISM from 2008. Katie is passionate about business enablement, industry collaboration and program execution.
IAMA Board Member | Vice President
Executive Director, Information Security | Piedmont Healthcare
Monique Hart is a seasoned Information Risk and Security Leader with over 20 years of practical work experience in Information Risk Management, IT Policy and Governance, Vulnerability Management, and Incident Response. In addition, her work crosses multiple industries including Healthcare, Food & Beverages, Media & Entertainment, Human Resources, Transportation, and Telecommunications. Currently, she is the CISO of Information Security for Piedmont Healthcare – a 19-hospital system and the largest healthcare provider in Georgia. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the management of material risk of electronic Health Care information and content as it pertains to Piedmont Healthcare’s business, employee, and patient information.
IAMA Board Member | Secretary
CEO of blueAlliance IT & BECA
Mike Estep is the CEO of blueAlliance IT and CEO of BECA – The IT Brain Power Company, with the responsibility for growth and direction of both organizations. He leads a diverse team of highly qualified technology gurus that specialize in solving business problems with technology solutions.
Mike has been a member of the BECA team since 1990 and in 2021 joined forces with other leaders to form blueAlliance IT; which is a national organization combining like-minded leaders to solve common issues that challenge growing IT service providers. Mike has been actively involved in helping businesses with technology related decisions since he began his career teaching Novell networking administration classes in the late 80’s. His focus on protection of client’s data has become a sharper focus in recent years. He is an active member of the CyberNation, as well as an Atlanta Board member of Infragard, a private sector group working hand in hand with the FBI to protect private and public companies. He has served on advisory boards for companies such as Microsoft, WatchGuard, Webroot, NetWrix and on local community boards promoting the growth of youth and high school team athletics.
Mike has a passion for change and the continuing engagement of technology in driving that change. He spends many hours developing and learning in the technology world.
FBI Atlanta InfraGard Coordinator
IAMA Board Member | Treasurer
VP of GRC Consulting, vCISO | VerSprite
Marian Reed has over 20 years in Cybersecurity, Risk Management and Regulatory space. She spent the majority of this time working in a Fortune 5 global company with a focus on healthcare. She is currently serving on the Infragard Atlanta Board. She has experience in many of the risk management domains such as overall Risk Management Program, Security Awareness, Access Management, Regulatory/Compliance and providing guidance on risk to an organization based on the business operations. Marian has served on many industry committees and boards and is helping to lead the way for women in Cybersecurity. She is currently the VP of GRC Consulting, vCISO at VerSprite and is a member of several Cybersecurity Leadership associations. Marian provides insight into current trends and operating programs related to cybersecurity through speaking at a variety of cybersecurity conferences. She most recently was named InfoSec’s top 100, was invited into the Cybersecurity Divas and was a recipient of the Top Global Technology Executives Award by Pulse. Marian is committed to helping organizations achieve security based on the business operations and risks. She works with companies to build an Information Security strategy that is best for the business.
Jason C Maddox
IAMA Board Member | Events
CISO & Director of IT | Roark Capital
With over 25 years of combined experience as a both a CISO and IT Director, Maddox continually strives to deliver thoughtful Cybersecurity and IT Leadership solutions in areas of strategy, vendor management, negotiations and compliance. Maddox currently leads Cybersecurity for Roark Capital Group, a $25B private equity firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA. In addition, Maddox serves as an advisory board member for Agio, a cybersecurity firm based in New York, NY. He is also an active speaker and has enjoyed presenting at various events including Evanta’s CISO Executive Summit and Private Equity International conferences. With a passion for cybersecurity and technology education, Maddox currently holds his CISSP certification and is a graduate of the FBI Atlanta Citizens Academy.
Dana K. Motley
IAMA Board Member | Education Officer
Motley Matrix LLC
Ms. Dana K. Motley is subject matter expert (SME) in the communication of open-source (OSINT) and social media intelligence (SOCMINT), cyber investigations, digital risk, and online reputation management with a professional dedication to the investigation of online mobilization to offline violence, the ethical application of facial recognition technologies, governance of biometrics and mitigation of disinformation campaigns. Board certifications include accreditations as a Certified Cyber Intelligence Professional (CCIP), Certified Counterintelligence Threat Analyst (CCTA), and Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (SMIA), all recognized by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Career & Studies (NICCS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and is a graduate of The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) program, managed by the NSA's National Cryptologic School, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Honors and awards include the Joint Operations Commission Award for NATO, Chicago Police Department (2015), Appreciation Award from the Philippines Consulate General (2015), and Woman of the Year in Emergency Management from the National Association of Professional Women (2013).