Officer Bios

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.
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.

Past President – Dustin Zimmerman

Dustin has been an ISACA member since 2006, becoming a director for the ISACA RTC chapter in 2017, and serving as chapter treasurer in 2018. Dustin has worked in IT Audit since 2004, beginning with KPMG, transitioning to Internal Audit with Capital One in 2011, and moving to Internal Audit Management in 2014 with First Citizens Bank. Currently, Dustin is a Senior Vice President and Senior Audit Manager for all IT Audit and Audit Data Analytics functions. Dustin holds bachelor degrees from Salisbury University in Accounting as well as Information Systems Networking and Management, and maintains CISSP and CISA certifications. Dustin may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Treasurer - Karl Gyorfy

Karl retired in 2018 from BB&T Bank as a Senior Cyber Security Auditor and has been active ISACA member since relocating from Charlotte in 2013. Prior to that Karl was a Tax Auditor with the Virginia Department of Taxation, a consultant at IBM, and held various roles at Bank of America for 18 years. He also worked in manufacturing accounting for 10 years. Karl holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He returned to school in 2009, obtaining a Master of Science degree with a concentration in Information Security in 2011. Karl currently an Adjunct Instructor on the CIS faculty at ECPI University. Karl may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

First Vice President & Program Chair - Charles Hughes

Dedicated professional with thirty-five plus years of risk management experience primarily in the fields of internal audit, information security management, and operational risk. Industries included financial services and FinTech. List of accomplishments included: developing and maintaining effective working relationships with, Board of Directors, Executive Management and federal and state regulatory bodies both domestically and globally; developing and maintaining risk based integrated audits, information security, risk management programs, and staff development that resulted in establishing and maintaining effective business partnerships which led to having a seat at the table for new and emerging business initiatives.

Platinum member of ISACA and member since 1993. Served as Sponsorship Director for ISACA Silicone Valley 2018 – 2019. The ISACA Silicon Valley Chapter has over 3000 members/patrons and is one of the largest ISACA chapters globally. Charles can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alan Roth Second Vice President / Membership & Certification Coordinator

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..

Secretary - Laura O'Grady

Laura O’Grady is currently the Director of Compliance for RapidScale, a Cox Business company, focused on providing managed cloud services. With nearly fifteen years’ experience in internal control assurance, compliance, business process optimization, and privacy and security governance, Laura has worked in multiple industries including healthcare, manufacturing, and financial services. Responsibilities span all aspects of global compliance including risk management, incident response, vendor management, regulatory compliance, fraud investigation, and ad hoc consulting requests. Laura holds a Master’s of Accounting Degree from NC State University with a concentration in Information Technology and is currently certified as a CISA, CIA, and CFE. Laura has been a member of ISACA since 2009 and served on the ISACA RTP Chapter Board as Secretary in 2013/2014. Laura may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director / Marketing

Director / Scholarships - Chris Garriss

Chris is the IT Systems Auditor for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He has been in Internal Audit for 5 years, performing IT Audits, Forensic Computer Reviews, serving on University committees such as HIPAA Security Liaison Committee and Social Security Number Management Advisory Committee and functioning in an advisory capacity to various groups.  Prior to UNC-CH he was the Vice President for Information Technology at Cherokee Sanford Group.   Cherokee Sanford Group became the largest privately held brick manufacturer in the US, with multi state manufacturing and distribution locations, selling both nationally and internationally.  Cherokee Environmental Group also operated under the umbrella of Cherokee Sanford Group, providing soil remediation to clean up petroleum contaminated soils.  Chris was with Cherokee Sanford Group for 17 years until the company was sold to General Shale, Inc., the US subsidiary of the Vienna, Austria, based Wienerberger Group, and an employee of General Shale for approximately a year to assist with IS migrations.  In this position Chris was responsible for all aspects of IT and telecommunications for Cherokee Sanford Group.  Previous to that, Chris was Accounting Manager with Cherokee Sanford Group, and Accounting Manager with a division of Stanadyne, Inc., Moen Products.  Chris is a graduate of UNC-CH.  Chris may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director / Social Media - Joanna Wolfe

Director - Rosebelle Njoba

Webmaster - Srinivas Saraswatula, CIA, CISA, CISM, PMP

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..

Assistant Webmaster - Andy Butler

Andy is an Enterprise Security Architect for GlaxoSmithKline in RTP, NC.  His career spans over 25 years in client-server and web development; project management; IT governance, risk & compliance; third party security; and security architecture.  Andy earned a BS and an MS in Computer Engineering from N. C. State University.  He has been a member of the ISACA RTC chapter since 2011, and this is his second role on the board. Andy may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Facilities Director - Mike Liu

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

Volunteer Coordinator - Rick Conway

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