Officer Bios

President - Brett Obringer

Past President  – Ben Hunter III, CPA, CITP, CISA, CRISC, CFE

Ben Hunter

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.
Ben is a member of the AICPA, the NCACPA, the ACFE, and ISACA. Ben may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Treasurer - Frank Lambertus

First Vice President & Program Chair - Scott Hanchett

Scott recently re-joined the board after having served on the ISACA-RTC board in a few different roles (Director, 1 st VP & President) over the past 10+ years. He currently works for Truist Bank as a Cybersecurity Compliance Consultant for the Truist Insurance division where he works on the Mergers & Acquisition team. He has also held various IT Audit & Risk roles at Metlife, Fidelity Investments, the US Postal Service - Ofc of Inspector General, BB&T and Mellon Bank. Scott has a Bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg University in Tiffin OH and a Master’s degree from the Heinz School – Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA. He can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretraay Alan Roth

Alan is a retired U. S. Postal Inspector with over 29 years of government service, including more than 22 as a federal law enforcement officer. Alan’s audit experience includes financial audit,contract audit, and developmental (IT) audit. He also is an experienced digital forensics examiner and supervisor, and contributed in that capacity to the drafting of several NIJ/NIST publications, including the NIJ Special Report on “Investigations Involving the Internet and Computer Networks.” He earned his CISA in 1996 and has been a member of the ISACA-RTC board of directors for several years in positions including certification coordinator, director, 2nd vice president and secretary. Alan earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.  Alan may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Director / Scholarships - Joanna Wolfe

Director / Social Media - Kimberly Franklin

Director - John Fehan

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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

Srinivas Saraswatula

Srinivas is the Global Director, IT Internal Audit at Lenovo. He has an MBA from UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School and degress in engineering from Clemson and Osmania universities. Srinivas has over 20 years of experience in IT Audit, cybersecurity operations, risk management, and regulatory compliance in multiple industries. Srinivas can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

Facilities Director - Mike Liu

Mike Liu

Mike may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..