The Executive Women’s Forum Names 2015 Women of Influence Finalists

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The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is pleased to announce the 2015 Women of Influence finalists. The EWF will honor this year’s finalists and announce the winners during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 21st at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch during the 13th Annual EWF National Conference, “Big Data, Big Risks, Big Opportunities.”

The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) is pleased to announce the 2015 Women of Influence finalists. In its 10th year, co-presented by Alta Associates and CSO, the annual Women of Influence awards program recognizes women for their professional success, community involvement and leadership roles in the fields of Information Security, Risk Management, and Privacy. The EWF will honor this year’s finalists and announce the winners during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 21st at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch during the 13th Annual EWF National Conference, “Big Data, Big Risks, Big Opportunities.”

The Women of Influence awards recognize women in four categories: Public Sector & Academia, Private Solutions Provider, Corporate Practitioner and One-to-Watch. Selected by their peers through submitted nominations, all nominees have made important contributions to the community at large. Each year three finalists are announced from each category and an award is presented in each of the categories at the awards ceremony.

“We are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize this outstanding group of women” said Joyce Brocaglia, Founder of the EWF and CEO of Alta Associates. “Each and every one of our 2015 nominees are exceptionally talented. As business and industry leaders, they are constantly redefining success within and outside the field. On behalf of the EWF, we would like to thank and congratulate these remarkable women for their contributions to the fields of Information Security, IT Risk Management, and Privacy.”

Congratulations to the following finalists:

One-to-Watch

  • Brianna Gamp, Information Security Leader, Internet Services, Apple
  • Samara Moore, Senior Manager, CIP Security and Compliance, Exelon
  • Emily Vacher, Trust & Safety Manager, Facebook

Private Solutions Provider

  • Bonnie Butlin, Co-Founder, Security Partner's Forum
  • Kris Lovejoy, President, Acuity Solutions
  • Eve Maler, V.P. Innovation & Emerging Technology, ForgeRock

Public Sector & Academic

  • Patricia Larsen, Co-Director, National Insider Threat Task Force
  • Michele Norin, V.P. Information Technology & CIO, University of Arizona
  • Heather Roszkowski, Chief Information Officer, University of Vermont Medical Center

Corporate Practitioner

  • Edna Conway, CSO Global Supply Chains, Cisco Systems
  • Lisa Humbert, Executive V.P., Chief Information Risk Officer, BNY Mellon
  • Patty O'Boyle, Head of Enterprise Information Security Engineering Services, Wells Fargo

For more information about the Women of Influence awards or the 13th Annual National Conference and how you can attend, please visit http://conference.ewf-usa.com.

About the EWF
Founded in 2002, the Executive Women's Forum is the largest member organization serving emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential female executives in the Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy industries. The EWF’s mission is to advance women in our field through education, leadership development and the creation of trusted relationships. For more information, visit: http://www.ewf-usa.com.

About Alta Associates
Founded in 1986 Alta Associates is the most prominent and successful boutique executive search firm specializing in Information Security, IT Risk Management, GRC and Privacy. Alta is recognized for their deep industry understanding and their ability to recruit and deliver top tier executives and the teams that support them. For more information, visit: http://www.altaassociates.com.

About CSO
CSO provides security decision-makers with best practices and strategic insight on IT and corporate security, compliance and risk concerns, helping them balance the safety of their enterprise with the pursuit of business opportunity. CSOonline.com, CSO executive conferences and the Security Smart Newsletter have continually been embraced by security professionals in the government and private sectors. http://www.csoonline.com

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