The Leadership Board represents the region’s most prominent organizations and thought leadership. Board members recommend and advise on topics, speakers and industry partners, ensuring each meeting addresses the region’s most significant concerns.

Curt Carver Jr.
Co-Chair
Curt Carver Jr. PhD
Vice President and CIO
UAB
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Co-Chair
David Cordell
Chief Information & Local Agency Security Officer
Port of New Orleans
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Co-Chair
Ashley Ewing
CISO
University of Alabama
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Co-Chair
Jeff Huffman
Sr. Director of IT Security
New Orleans Saints
Ryan Allen
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Ryan Allen
Chief Information Security Officer
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Dayle Alsbury
Head of Cybersecurity
Stride, Inc.
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Ryland Byars
Director, IT & Security
Medical Properties Trust
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Ben Cooper
Director - Technology Operations
Reily Foods Company
Amanda Fennell
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Amanda Fennell
CSO & CIO
Relativity
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Gus Gelpi
Vice President, Information Technology
CGB Enterprises
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Raymond Harris
SVP CIO/CISO
Adtran, Inc.
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Sumit Jain
CISO
LSU A&M
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James Kees
Chief Information Officer
LSU Health Sciences Center
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Ricky Lindsey
VP-CIO
Louisiana Citizens Prop Ins
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Brian Mayeur
SVP, Enterprise Security Architecture
Hancock Whitney
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Lester Millet III
Safety Risk Agency Manager / President InfraGard Louisiana
Port of South Louisiana / InfraGard Louisiana
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Joseph Minieri
CISO
Orvis Company, Inc.
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Chris Parton
CISO/Director Information Security
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
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Kevin Ray
Director of Information Technology
O'Neal Industries
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Corey Stein
Information Security Officer
Danos, LLC
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Mitch Thomas
Chief Security Officer
Encompass Health
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James Waskom
Director, GOHSEP
Governors Office of Homeland Security