CynergisTek CEO Selected for Premier Election Solutions Board of Directors

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Mac McMillan brings IT Security expertise to new board of directors

Premier Election Solutions recently named Mac McMillan, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of information security consulting firm CynergisTek, to it's new board of directors. Premier formed the new board as a part of its current corporate governance overhaul which is designed to increase its independence from parent company Diebold. Mr. McMillan is one of two new outside directors named to the board and will advise the company on all aspects of computer systems security.

"Mac's experience and credentials in the realm of computer systems security are extremely impressive and we are thrilled to have him join our board. We are confident that his insights will result in improved security in our election solutions and the company itself," said Dave Byrd, President of Premier Election Solutions.

"In the past decade computer system security has grown increasingly complex and yet, increasingly critical to the success of a business. I am pleased to be joining Premier's board and I am eager to assist them in their efforts to implement a high standard of security in their products," said Mr. McMillan.

Mr. McMillan has more than twenty-five years of intelligence and security countermeasures experience and has developed security services specifically for the banking, healthcare and government sectors. Mr. McMillan's current company, CynergisTek, Inc., is a leading information technology consulting firm, specializing in information security risk management, regulatory compliance, IT infrastructure and IT audit for the healthcare, financial services, education and real estate industries.

Prior to co-founding CynergisTek, Mr. McMillan worked as the National Practice Director for Information Security Solutions for CTG, the Senior Vice President of E-Security Business Development for DOLFIN.COM, and the director of security for Department of Defense agencies where he was the Designated Accrediting Authority for more than 60 sensitive worldwide information networks and information systems. Mr. McMillan also served as a Lieutenant Colonel and Information Officer for the U.S. Marine Corps for more than twenty years. Mr. McMillan holds a Masters of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College, a Bachelors of Science degree in education from Texas A&M University and is a graduate of the Senior Officials in National Security program from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Premier named a total of five members to its new board including Mr. McMillan, Sharon Priest, former Arkansas Secretary of State, David Byrd, president of Premier, Sheila Rutt, vice president and chief human resources officer for Diebold and Chad Hesse, corporate counsel and assistant secretary for Diebold.

"Premier has a strong reputation for customer service and innovative voting solutions, and this new operational structure will help us to communicate more effectively with the election community and help take our performance to a new level of excellence," Byrd added.

About CynergisTek
CynergisTek is a leading provider of information security management, regulatory compliance, IT audit, security technology selection and implementation, and IT infrastructure architecture and design services and solutions for the healthcare, financial services and real estate industries. We offer an extensive portfolio of essential consulting solutions in these disciplines to assist our clients to execute successfully on the fundamentals, and beyond, in these core areas. We bring relevant and practical insights and guidance to our clients, we are disciplined in our methods, responsible stewards of our clients' resources, and generous in our service. These are our commitments. For more information, visit

About Premier Election Solutions
Premier Election Solutions, Inc. is headquartered in Allen, Texas, and has offices and personnel throughout the United States and in Canada. Premier Election Solutions provides high-quality voting technology to jurisdictions of all sizes, along with comprehensive service and support capability, and is committed to elections accuracy, security and integrity. For more information on Premier Election Solutions, visit the company's Website at, or call 1-800-433-VOTE.


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