President – Ben Hunter III, CPA, CITP, CISA, CRISC, CFE
Ben Hunter is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and a Risk Advisory Senior Manager at Bernard Robinson & Company L.L.P. (BRC), a CPA and Advisory firm serving clients and their businesses throughout the Southeast for 70 years. At BRC, Ben is leading the Cybersecurity Risk and IT Audit consulting practice. He specializes in Cybersecurity Assessments, HIPAA Assessments, Information Technology Control Audits and Assessments, SOC 1 and SOC 2 Reports, SOC for Cybersecurity and SOC for Supply Chain Reports.
Ben began his cybersecurity career in the US Marine Corps. After his service, Ben went to UNC Greensboro and earned his Master of Science in Accounting. After becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he continued his cybersecurity and IT Audit training by obtaining the ISACA certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Ben also obtained the AICPA Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Ben has years of experience performing Cybersecurity Risk and Control Assessments, HIPAA Audits, Phishing/Ransomware awareness and security training, Business Continuity Planning / Disaster Recovery (BCP/DR) planning and testing, IT Internal Audits, Systems Vulnerability Scanning Assessments, and System and Organization Control (SOC) reports. He speaks at a variety of organizations, including rotary clubs, professional organizations, universities and CPE events.
Past President – Dustin Zimmerman
Treasurer - Karl Gyorfy
First Vice President & Program Chair - Charles Hughes
Dedicated professional with thirty-five plus years of risk management experience primarily in the fields of internal audit, information security management, and operational risk. Industries included financial services and FinTech. List of accomplishments included: developing and maintaining effective working relationships with, Board of Directors, Executive Management and federal and state regulatory bodies both domestically and globally; developing and maintaining risk based integrated audits, information security, risk management programs, and staff development that resulted in establishing and maintaining effective business partnerships which led to having a seat at the table for new and emerging business initiatives.
Alan Roth Second Vice President / Membership & Certification Coordinator
Secretary - Laura O'Grady
Director / Marketing
Director / Scholarships - Chris Garriss
Director / Social Media - Joanna Wolfe
Director - Rosebelle Njoba
Webmaster - Srinivas Saraswatula, CIA, CISA, CISM, PMP
Assistant Webmaster - Andy Butler
Facilities Director - Mike Liu
Volunteer Coordinator - Rick Conway