Schaumburg, Ill. (June 3, 2021) – Global technology association and learning organization ISACA welcomed its 2021-2022 Board of Directors during its virtual Annual General Meeting today. The new board includes members with diverse backgrounds and a range of expertise from across the globe, including new Board Chair Gregory J. Touhill.
"We are fortunate that these distinguished leaders joining ISACA's board of directors not only have stellar experience and insights across diverse backgrounds, but in many cases, have already been making tremendous contributions to ISACA and our professional community for years," says Tracey Dedrick, 2020-2021 ISACA Board Chair. "Their leadership, under Greg's valuable direction, will advance further innovation and progress toward reaching ISACA's goals and serving our members and their organizations worldwide."
Touhill is director of the Software Engineering Institute's CERT Division at Carnegie Mellon University, a federally funded research and development center focused on working with government and industry to advance the security of computer systems and networks. Touhill also serves on the AFCEA Cyber Committee and is on the adjunct faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College where he teaches courses for senior cybersecurity leaders. He most recently served as president of the AppGate Federal Group, a cybersecurity and advanced technology company.
A retired brigadier general, Touhill served in the Air Force as a military commander where he also led cybersecurity and information technology programs and received the Bronze Star. In addition to leading cybersecurity teams in the Department of Defense, he has the distinction of previously serving as the US government's first federal CISO, appointed under President Obama. He has served on ISACA's board since June 2018 and holds ISACA's Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) credential.
"I have long been a believer in ISACA's mission and have seen firsthand the power that its resources, research and thought leadership have had on the global IT and cybersecurity community over the years," says Touhill. "It is an honor to advance this mission in my role as board chair, and I look forward to driving further innovation in serving our members' educational and training needs, partnering with academia, industry and government, and progressing best practices."
Stepping into the vice chair role on ISACA's board is Pamela (Pam) Nigro, CDPSE, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, vice president information services and security officer at PWNHealth Chicago, LLC, who previously served as board director. Before her current role, Nigro held the role of senior director, information security, at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas. She is an adjunct professor at Lewis University teaching graduate-level courses on information security, risk and IT governance and compliance, and a long time ISACA member, volunteer, speaker and ISACA Chicago Chapter leader.
The following 13 leaders were installed on the 2021-2022 ISACA Board of Directors during the meeting:
"I'm excited to work with this accomplished, talented and diverse board of directors," Samuelson said. "In our returning board directors and the outstanding individuals who are joining the board, we have a well-rounded group that is ready to steer this proud organization toward an even brighter future."
To read a blog post about the new ISACA Board, click here, and see board member bios at www.isaca.org/board.
For more than 50 years, ISACA® (www.isaca.org) has advanced the best talent, expertise and learning in technology. ISACA equips individuals with knowledge, credentials, education and community to progress their careers and transform their organizations, and enables enterprises to train and build quality teams. ISACA is a global professional association and learning organization that leverages the expertise of its more than 150,000 members who work in information security, governance, assurance, risk and privacy to drive innovation through technology. It has a presence in 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide. In 2020, ISACA launched One In Tech, a philanthropic foundation that supports IT education and career pathways for under-resourced, under-represented populations.