The Leadership Board represents the region’s most prominent organizations and thought leadership. Board members recommend and vet topics, speakers and industry partners, ensuring each Exchange addresses the region’s most significant concerns.
Dr. Curtis Carver Jr., SVP & CIO, University of Alabama at Birmingham
John Fallis, VP & CIO, Drummond Company, Inc.
Michael Stoeckert, CTO, ProAssurance
Ryan Allen, CISO, State of Alabama Office of Information Technology
Brian Bates, CCO, UAB Medicine/UAB Health System
Kevin Brooks, SVP of Information Technology , Books A Million, Inc.
Ryland Byars, Director, Information Technology & Security, Medical Properties Trust, Inc
Adam Creel, CISO, Drummond Company, Inc.
Joe Dunsmore, Deputy CIO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
J. Ashley Ewing, CISO, The University of Alabama
Brian Fricke, EVP, Chief Security Officer & CISO, BBVA Compass
Raymond Harris, CIO, ADTRAN
Ellen Holladay, SVP & CIO, Motion Industries, Inc.
Jeff Kennedy, CISO, Regions Bank
Ryan Loy, CIO, EBSCO Industries
John McGowen, VP & CIO, University of Alabama System
William Miaoulis, CISO, Auburn University
Mike Neighbors, Director of Information Technology, Coca Cola Bottling United
Bryan Phillips, CTO, Hoover City Schools
Kevin Ray, Director, Information Technology, O'Neal Industries
Adam Robinett, CIO, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Mike Rowell, SVP & CIO, Alfa Insurance
Bob Sarnecki, SVP & CIO, Children's of Alabama
Mark Stewart, CISO, Altec Industries
Christopher Stockley, CIO, BL Harbert International
Mitch Thomas, CSO, Encompass Health
Kicking off with tapas and signature cocktails, attendees can connect with peers across industries.
Note: Please arrive on time for pre-event hors d’oeuvres.
Check back as we confirm speakers.
Now comes your turn to share ideas. Each table is headed by a Discussion Leader, ready with questions based on the keynote panel topic. Tables will collectively brainstorm opportunities to address challenges addressed by the panel. Attendees will then switch tables twice to discuss a new set of challenges and questions with a different group of peers. This allows attendees to connect and have in-depth conversations with more peers bringing unique perspectives from across different disciplines and industries.
Discussions will continue to percolate across the entire space as attendees have the opportunity to refresh drinks and tapas.
The program closes by wrapping up the evening’s conversation into tangible takeaways to implement into your own organization.
Speakers are recommended and vetted by the Leadership.
Check back regularly for speaker announcements.
Solutions providers are vetted to include only the organizations bringing the most successful and innovative solutions to market. Sponsors must be approved by the Leadership Board.
Interested in supporting the cybersecurity leadership community? contact us
To learn more about the Birmingham Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange or to answer any questions, please contact:
Steven J. Bangsund, Executive Director
New membership are not allowed.