The InfraGardNCR Board of Directors

 

The Board of Directors of the National Capital Region is comprised of a diverse group of professionals who have devoted their careers to the security of the Nation in both the public and private sector. Board members serve in a voluntary capacity and are committed to making our Nation safer against attacks on its critical infrastructure by improving the opportunities, avenues, and venues in which our members establish trusted relationships and share threat, prevention, and mitigation information.

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Steve Bieber
President

Steve Bieber is the Chief of Urban Watershed Programs and Homeland Security, Department of Environmental Programs, at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Steve has over 25 years of experience in water quality management, environmental regulation, and public policy. Most of Steve’s experience involves working with the regional Chesapeake Bay Program and related watershed management programs.  Presently, he is responsible for managing COG’s regional Anacostia Restoration Partnership, water security programs, energy security programs, critical infrastructure protection, drought management and response, urban stream restoration, green infrastructure, and other related environmental programs for local governments and utilities in the Washington, DC area. 

 

Previously Steve was Chief of Watershed Planning and Outreach for the Maryland Department of the Environment. Steve has extensive experience working with international groups on watershed management and water security issues.  Steve holds a B.S. in zoology from Michigan State University, an M.S. in Oceanography from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Baltimore.

Brandon Ahrens
Chief Administrative Officer

Brandon Ahrens is a Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. He leads Threat Management within EY’s U.S. Government & Public Sector market segment. Brandon has nearly 20 years of global consulting and implementation experience utilizing broad capabilities across technology, people enablement, and business processes. He works closely with both the public and private sectors to address risk and threat mitigation, cybersecurity, customer relationship management, data and call center consolidations, cloud migration, managed services, enterprise and performance management, business process re-engineering, training, and system development. 

 

Specific to Threat Management Brandon leads a multi-disciplined team that focuses on identification and mitigation of risks and vulnerabilities encompassing cybersecurity, supply chain, financial, geopolitical, regulatory and compliance, and technical design and construction. He has led programs covering industrial base risk analysis, cyber wargames and tabletop exercises, and security management for government departments such as the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the Intelligence Community. In 2016 Brandon was an invited participant in the Defense Science Board Summer Study. 

 

Prior to EY Brandon worked at Accenture where he led global implementations and consolidation programs. From IT service management to financial management, Brandon helped various clients standardize operations within multi-level security environments and integrate across multiple agencies. 

 

Brandon graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and is also a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

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Steve Hutchens
Board Member

Steve has served as a senior executive in business and technology leadership in a variety of vertical markets including government, manufacturing, financial services, and healthcare organizations. He has over 39 years of experience in business, information technology, security and consulting.

 

Steve has led organizations providing consulting, risk assessments, systems development, and numerous other information technology and security solutions. He has served as Chief Information Officer, Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, and was the executive leader for cyber security, security regulatory and privacy compliance, and internal investigations of fraud, cyber, and physical security related incidents.

 

Steve is an adjunct professor for George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, Arlington, Virginia. Steve holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Averett University, Danville, VA. In addition, he has professional certifications in Financial Crimes Investigation from Utica College, NY; Leading Operational Excellence from MIT Sloan Executive Education; and, Advanced Cyber Security Management from Stanford University, CA.

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Lee Kim
Board member

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Sam Khashman

Executive Vice President

Sam Khashman is president and chief executive officer of Technology Partners, Inc. DBA IMAGINE Software located in Charlotte, North Carolina. He founded TPI with a vision of developing workflow-centric computer systems and, utilizing his experience working with high volume transactions in the financial and insurance industries, he developed the IMAGINE practice management system. IMAGINE is widely recognized as an innovative leader in the field of medical billing/collections.

Khashman has spent his career developing national and international markets for various business software solutions and is recognized in the industry for combining complex processes into single system solutions. He has an extensive background in systems integration, process efficiency and imaging systems, with more than 18 years in executive leadership positions. He has led the development and commercialization of more than 12 software products, which have been utilized by several thousand unique users.

His publications include “Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity,” (co-author, 2005), “Capturing Experience with Technology” (2007), “Lead Like you Mean It” (2008), and “Cause and Effect” (2012).

A native of Germany, Khashman graduated from colleges in both Germany and North Carolina. He is fluent in five languages and currently serves on the board of the National Chamber Foundation, the public policy think tank of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C.

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Boykin Jordan
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Boykin B. Jordan, Jr., an information technology (IT) expert, is the founder and President/CEO of Cyber Smart Pros, an IT professional services and cyber security consulting company. Prior to working at Cyber Smart Pros, Mr. Jordan worked as President of Dyoptics, a database development and data visualization company. During his successful 26-year Air Force career, he was awarded a Bronze Star for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received the Legion of Merit for his service as the Strategic Planning Chief in the Air Force’s Business Transformation Office. He received a second Legion of Merit for his accomplishments as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Offutt Air Force Base leading a 545-person IT staff and providing IT services to 9,000 end users.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Government Information Leadership from the National Defense University in Washington, DC. Mr. Jordan also holds a MBA with a Computer Resources Management emphasis from Webster University in Saint Louis, MO. He completed his undergraduate work in Math at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

His executive professional development includes CIO and CISO certificates from the National Defense University and the Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation. Mr. Jordan currently holds the professional certifications as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Mr. Jordan is a member of the Citadel Club of Greater Washington (CCGW), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works with young people to promote the development of educational excellence, principled leadership, and god citizenship.  As a volunteer treasurer, Mr. Jordan led CCGW’s effort to become a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. He also serves as the President of the Greenwood Homeowners Association (443 homes) and as a council member on The Citadel’s Science and Mathematics Council. Mr. Jordan is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Andy Jabbour

Board member

Andy is co-founder and Managing Director of The Gate 15 Company, where he oversees team projects providing Gate 15’s threat-informed and risk based approach to analysis, preparedness and operations in support of private sector and government partners across the critical infrastructure environment.

 

He has nearly 20 years of project and personnel management experience, with extensive experience working in the fields of analysis, operations and preparedness with public and private organizations. In addition to current projects with a variety of information sharing and analysis organizations and government partners, he has previously supported the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection’s incident response, serving in the IP Incident Management Cell / Crisis Action Team during several incidents. Prior to founding Gate 15, Andy was employed by the FS-ISAC, the Battelle Memorial Institute, and Cintas Corporation. He served 8 years in the U.S. Army assigned to bases in the United States, Germany, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

 

Andy graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Government and Politics and received his Masters degree in Management from Webster University. 

Lee Kim is the Senior Principal, Cybersecurity and Privacy at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Lee also serves as Vice Chair of the Policy Committee of the American Bar Association Health Law Section, and as a National Visiting Committee member of the National Cybersecurity Training and Education Center (appointed by the National Science Foundation as the healthcare representative for NCyTE).


In addition to her expertise in cybersecurity and data privacy, Lee’s areas of focus include EU GDPR compliance and other domestic and international privacy and security laws and regulations. Lee has also achieved the highest distinction as an attorney with an AV Preeminent peer review rating. She has authored a number of publications related to cybersecurity, data privacy, legal, and regulatory matters.
 

Previously, Lee served with the US Department of Homeland Security Analytic Exchange Program as a team leader and champion, the (ISC)2 Government Advisory Council Executive Writers Bureau, National Cyber Incident Response Plan & NIST Cybersecurity Baldrige Excellence Builder working groups, and as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Section eHealth Privacy and Security Interest Group, eSource, and Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law. Lee also served on the SANS Securing the Human Healthcare advisory board.


Lee has trained and educated a wide variety of stakeholders in the private and public sector in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific, including cybersecurity and privacy professionals, information technology staff, clinicians, attorneys, and others. She seeks to foster cross-sector collaboration across critical infrastructure stakeholders.

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Steve Sacks
Board member

Steve Sacks is a cybersecurity risk advisor with Control Risks Group out of their Washington, DC office. In this role, Steve supports organisations improve their cyber security management through a wide range of programmatic assessments, policy/governance advisory, due diligence and incident management exercises. Steve specializes in providing technology risk, intelligence, and geopolitical risk advisory to clients throughout the Americas region. He serves as a cyber risk strategist addressing threats posed by new and disruptive threats to key corporate cybersecurity management programs. He focuses on strategic level threats, vulnerabilities, and risks stemming from technology, cyber criminals, and nation-state actors.

Before coming to Control Risks, Steve spent almost ten years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an intelligence officer, where he focused on mitigating nation-state threats to critical technologies and communications. He served in a variety of strategic level positions including as lead planner and analyst for a key US national security threat program.  He provided bespoke intelligence assessments to executives and government policy makers covering strategic level military capabilities, intentions, and impact to service and department strategic plans, including service in the US, Europe, Africa, and the Pacific.  

Steve is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Near East Studies from Cornell University.
 

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Chris Moeller
Board member

Christopher Moeller is harnessing his expertise over 10 years supporting and leading interagency policy issues and challenges related to financial intelligence, digital currencies, ransomware and cybercrime, and even WMDs.

 

Chris has a forensic accounting background that has evolved as financial crime has proliferated through cybercrime and together presented key challenges, gaps, and vulnerabilities to critical infrastructure such as traditional financial systems and now the maturation of a digital financial system and the metaverse.

 

Through his career, Chris has driven research and development initiatives for the government to address these issues and create opportunities to foster industry partnerships through innovation and information sharing.

 

Chris is honored to be selected to the InfraGardNCR board and continue to leverage and share his experience and awareness of critical infrastructure vulnerabilities that can be exploited through advanced adversarial capabilities. Chris has been an integrator between the financial domain and cyber domain and between industry and government and is positioned to help InfraGardNCR increase participation and raise policy issues and awareness through information sharing.

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Peter Salmon

Board member

Peter G. Salmon is Senior Director, Technology & Cybersecurity of the Investment Company Institute, responsible for the Institute’s Technology Committee, Chief Information Security Officer Advisory Committee, ICI Global’s Information Security Officer Committee, and ICI’s Business Continuity Sub-Committee. During the last 19 years Mr. Salmon was also responsible for the Institute’s Small Funds Committee, and End of Day Pricing Forum. Prior to joining the ICI in 1999, Mr. Salmon spent 11 years with The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc., most recently as Director of NASDAQ International Market Initiatives, Inc., where he was responsible for the general management of a NASDAQ subsidiary that assisted in the development of foreign equity markets from a technological and regulatory perspective. 

 

Mr. Salmon represents the ICI on the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security, United States Department of the Treasury, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s INFRAGARD (Board Member), the United States Secret Service’s Electronic Crimes Task Force, and the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance. Mr. Salmon is a graduate of Villanova University, where he earned a BA in Economics, and The American University, where he earned a MA in Economics. Mr. Salmon has also earned Certificates in Financial Planning from Georgetown University and Cyber Threat Analysis from the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance.

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Chad Severtson
Cyber Camp Program Director

Chad is an executive with InterSystems of Cambridge, Massachusetts. He leads internal initiatives and manages relationships with strategic customers. He is a trusted advisor for clients in healthcare and financial services. He is focused on relentless improvement and frequently finds opportunities for progress at all levels from strategy to operations.  

 

Previously, Chad worked closely with the Veterans Administration to plan upgrades and migrations, improve system resilience, and develop Security Resource Guides. He continues to serve those who served us by advising oversight committees. 

 

Chad is the InfragardNCR Director of Education. This is a split focus between meeting the educational needs of our members and leading the chapter's annual Cyber-Camp to excite the next generation about careers in Cyber Security. 

 

Chad resides in McLean, Virginia with his favorite human. Chad collects hobbies in his spare time. He holds numerous certifications in areas such as technology, security, business continuity, and BBQ.