2020 Cleveland Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum

    Bridging Security Gaps

    Too often information security leaders work in siloes. The program opens critical channels of communication for C-level executives across sectors.

    The Cleveland Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum is a full day gathering of the region’s principal information security leaders. The program bridges industry sectors by bringing together government, education, healthcare and business, and ensures inclusive perspectives from across C-level security specializations. Featuring provocative keynotes, breakout presentations and interactive boardroom discussions, The Forum addresses crucial industry topics through collaborative idea-sharing.

    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 Forum addresses the region’s most significant concerns.

    Leadership Board


    Shannon Culp, Director, Security Governance & Awareness, Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Robert Eckman, CISO, Kent State University
    Brian Ray, Director, Center for Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection, Cleveland State University
    Jess Walpole, VP, Global IS/IT Ops, Lincoln Electric Company
    Chris Wentz, CISO, Youngstown State University


    David Barney, CIO, Arhaus
    Don Boian, Cybersecurity Outreach Director, The Huntington National Bank Inc.
    Michael Carr, Director, Data Protection, First Financial Bank
    John T. Corby, M.A.Ed, CIO, University of Akron
    Michael Erickson, CISO, Baptist Healthcare System
    Steven Gaj, Facility CIO, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
    Lisa Heckler, CISO, CareSource
    Richard Keller, Director, Global Data Protection, Sherwin-Williams
    Matt King, VP, Global Security & CISO, Belcan
    Craig Kobren, CISO, The Christ Hospital
    Tina Lyden, President & CEO, Elysian Fiber
    Tom Mathis, CISO, Baldwin Wallace University
    Hector Medina, VP, Technology, Topco America
    Todd Nelson, VP & CIO, Hunter Defense Technologies Inc.
    Rich Noonan, VP, Chief Digital Risk Officer, Vertiv Co.
    Elias Oxendine, Global Director, IT Security & Governance, Brown-Forman
    Greg Peebles, Manager, Information Security, St. Elizabeth Healthcare
    Brian Ray, Director, Center for Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection, Cleveland State University
    Eric Ridder, VP, Data Protection & Insider Threat Management, GE Aviation
    Edward Slusarski, Director, IT Audit, & Compliance, NACCO Insustries Inc.
    Grant Smiley, VP, Technology & Operations, Ameritas
    Eric Smith, Special Agent In Charge, FBI
    Troy Stairwalt, MBA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, CISA, GCIH, ITIL, CISO, Westfield
    Mark Tolly, Director, Infrastructure & Data Security, The Rawlings Company
    Guy Turner, CISO, Kindred Healthcare
    Bryan Willett, CISO, Lexmark International Inc.

    Designed by and for cybersecurity’s most prominent executives, the agenda addresses the most critical issues impacting information security today.

    Full agenda details will be announced shortly.

    Speakers are recommended and vetted by the Leadership Board.

    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.

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    To learn more about the Cleveland Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum or to answer any questions, please contact:

    Briana Jackson-Luther, Executive Director
    Direct: 503.765.9641
    [email protected]

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