President - Brett Obringer
Past President – Ben Hunter III, CPA, CITP, CISA, CRISC, CFE
Ben Hunter is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and a Risk Advisory Senior Manager at Bernard Robinson & Company L.L.P. (BRC), a CPA and Advisory firm serving clients and their businesses throughout the Southeast for 70 years. At BRC, Ben is leading the Cybersecurity Risk and IT Audit consulting practice. He specializes in Cybersecurity Assessments, HIPAA Assessments, Information Technology Control Audits and Assessments, SOC 1 and SOC 2 Reports, SOC for Cybersecurity and SOC for Supply Chain Reports.
Ben began his cybersecurity career in the US Marine Corps. After his service, Ben went to UNC Greensboro and earned his Master of Science in Accounting. After becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he continued his cybersecurity and IT Audit training by obtaining the ISACA certifications: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM). Ben also obtained the AICPA Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Ben has years of experience performing Cybersecurity Risk and Control Assessments, HIPAA Audits, Phishing/Ransomware awareness and security training, Business Continuity Planning / Disaster Recovery (BCP/DR) planning and testing, IT Internal Audits, Systems Vulnerability Scanning Assessments, and System and Organization Control (SOC) reports. He speaks at a variety of organizations, including rotary clubs, professional organizations, universities and CPE events.
Treasurer - Frank Lambertus
First Vice President & Program Chair - Scott Hanchett
Secretraay Alan Roth
Director / Scholarships - Joanna Wolfe
Director / Social Media - Kimberly Franklin
Director - John Fehan
John is a Principal with CREO, Inc., a management consulting firm serving life science and healthcare clients. John specializes in matters of privacy, cybersecurity, and IT infrastructure.
John’s experience ranges from hands-on technical positions across multiple disciplines to leadership roles on global technology programs. He has deep knowledge and firsthand experience in a wide variety of areas, including as an information security officer, risk management, project management, IT infrastructure, global telecom services, cloud architectures, and contract management.
John has worked with telecom service providers leading global telecom outsource contracts. He has served as technical architect for consumer-packaged goods and financial services firms. Early in his career, John worked as a network engineer earning his CCIE and served in the U.S. Army.
John earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and he holds a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) certification.
Director - Keith Amado
Webmaster - Srinivas Saraswatula, CIA, CISA, CISM, PMP
Facilities Director - Mike Liu