Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. Elects 2020 Board of Directors

CAMI represents unique national association for cyber-focused organizations
November 5, 2019 (Baltimore, MD) - The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Inc (CAMI) has elected its 2020 Executive Committee and Board of Directors with Gregg Smith, President & CEO of Attila Security, serving a one-year term as Board Chairman effective January 1, 2020. He succeeds Gina Abate, President & CEO of Edwards Performance Solutions, who served as Board Chair since 2018, and will continue to serve on the Board Executive Committee through 2020 as Past Chair. The 2020 slate of officers are as follows:
Executive Committee
Chairman, Gregg Smith, CEO, Attila Security
Vice-Chair, Shelley Lombardo, Chief Operating Officer, Evergreen Advisors
Past Chair, Gina Abate, President & CEO, Edwards Performance Solutions
Secretary, Darrell Laffoon, Chief Technology Officer, Sontiq
Assistant Secretary, Chris Sachse, CEO, Think|Stack
Treasurer, Jay B. Turakhia, Senior Vice President, SunTrust
Assistant Treasurer, Evan Dornbush, Co-Founder and CEO, Point3 Security, Inc.
Legal Counsel, Joe Mezzanotte, Partner, Whiteford | Taylor | Preston LLP
Board Members
Linda Conrad, Principal, Corporate and Information Security Risk Management, Exelon
Krysta Herring, Director of Asset Management & Leasing, Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)
John Leitch, President & CEO, Winquest Engineering
Tim Lorello, President & CEO, SecuLore Solutions
Christina Majernik, Senior Vice President, Client Solutions, Domain5
John Maroon, President, Maroon PR
Kent Malwitz, President, UMBC Training Centers
Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth O. McCreedy, Senior Director of Cybersecurity and Aerospace, Maryland Department of Commerce
S. Keith Moulsdale, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston
J. Thomas Sadowski, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, University System of Maryland
Mike Volk, Vice President Cyber Risk Solutions, PSA Insurance & Financial Services
Greg von Lehmen Ph.D., Special Assistant to the President, Cybersecurity, at the University of Maryland Global Campus
Michele Whelley, President & CEO, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
The Board of Directors is supported by an Advisory Council with the following thought-leaders:
Pete Gouldmann, PMP, CISSP, CISM, Cybersecurity Risk Management, U. S. Government
John Agnello, Chief, Analytic Capability Development Branch at United States Cyber Command
Chris Buzby, Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability, Exelon
Linda Conrad, Principal, Corporate and Information Security Risk Management, Exelon
Matthew Dunlop, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Under Armour
Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, Vice Dean of Cybersecurity & Info Assurance- University of Maryland Global Campus
Marcelle Lee, CEO and Founding Partner, Fractal Security Group
Outgoing Board Chair Abate said, “it has been my great honor to lead CAMI as Board Chair and see this nationally unique organization grow its membership to over 500 Maryland-based cybersecurity technology and service companies and over 50 general service provider associates in just four years.  As CAMI enters its fifth year of operation, I am thrilled to pass the baton to Gregg Smith as our incoming Board Chair and look forward to remaining active in the organization on the Board Executive Committee.”

“As we head into our fifth year, I am excited to lead CAMI in our mission to provide the education, resources and connections to foster a cyber-aware and cyber secure Maryland” added Gregg Smith. “We are laser focused on continuing to build one of the most robust cyber ecosystems in the country by connecting cybersecurity companies with businesses and government entities, job seekers with cybersecurity jobs and education opportunities, and sharing resources to entities in need of cybersecurity expertise.”
In addition to its robust events and programs schedule, CAMI hosts a statewide online directory of hundreds of cybersecurity providers (Cybersecurity Company Directory) at along with an online Associates Directory of businesses and organizations providing support and resources to Maryland's cybersecurity industry.
For more information on CAMI, including its online directory of more than 500 Maryland cybersecurity companies and the Maryland cybersecurity jobs portal, visit CAMI’s newly redesigned website,
About the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc.
The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) is a nationally-unique non-profit organization formed in 2015 to identify Maryland’s cybersecurity providers and connect them with businesses, organizations and government entities that need cybersecurity solutions. CAMI operates a searchable online directory of over 500 of the state’s cybersecurity product and service companies at and hosts a variety of programs throughout the year to provide face-to-face connection opportunities. Also nationally unique is CAMI’s skills-based cybersecurity jobs platform ( that connects job seekers with Maryland cybersecurity career opportunities and training entities that can provide the skills, certifications and experience needed for jobs of interest.