Cybersecurity Initiative

An increasingly prominent issue facing businesses large and small today is Cybersecurity. The Private Directors Association® has made Cybersecurity a board governance information priority since 2016 and continues to expand its efforts in this area. Through webinars, white papers and other educational resources, PDA is providing the highest level of insights and guidance for private company owners. 

PDA has established a Cybersecurity Leadership team consisting of a Strategic Council and an Oversight Board to assure timely and highly relevant communications to our Members. Below are the teams overseeing and advancing these efforts. 

For further information or for a direct connection with individuals who can be of assistance with your specific Cybersecurity information needs, contact our administrator at admin@privatedirectorsassociation.org

LEADERSHIP 

Barr

Robert Barr
Co-Chair, PDA Cybersecurity Initiative
Enterprise Strategy Director

Oracle
 

Collin_Chung_Headshot_Pic Collin Chung 
Co-Chair, PDA Cybersecurity Initiative 
CEO
Omni Group Consulting
       
       
  Meister Diane M. Meister
Chief Strategy and
Development Officer,

Private Directors Association

Strategic Council 

Michael_Balboni_-_Headshot_pic Michael Balboni
Founder, Redland Strategies, Inc. 
Former Senator, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Deputy Secretary for Public Safety and Homeland Security Advisor, New York State
Karen_Bartuch_Headshot_12-2019 Dr. Karen Bartuch
Chief Customer Officer, SipScience
Auxiliary Board Member and Former Officer and Policy Advisor, Chicago Police Department

 
       
Doyle Edwin Doyle
Global Security Strategist, Check Point Software Technologies
Erstling Jay Erstling
Intellectual Property Counsel, Patterson Thuente Pedersen, PA
       
Espinosa Nick Espinosa
Founder, CEO and Chief Security Fanatic, Security Fanatics
Forbes Technology Council
BobKress Robert E. Kress
Co-COO and Global Risk Officer, Accenture Security 
       
matthew-rosenquist-li Matthew Rosenquist
CISO, Advisory Board Member, Eclipz.io
Formerly Intel Cybersecurity Strategist
Jim_Trainor_Pic Jim Trainor
SVP, AON
Former Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division
       
Les Les Williams
Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer, Risk Cooperative
Patrick_Woods_Headshot_Pic Dr. Patrick J. Woods
Sr. Security Specialist, AWS Security
Former Chair of the FBI APB Cloud Computing Task Force
Former CISO, Missouri State Highway Patrol

Oversight Board

Brodsky Jay Brodsky
Chief Digital Officer, American Geophysical Union
Board Member, Rutgers Cybersecurity Advisory Board
Donna_Gallaher_Headshot Donna Gallaher
President, CEO and CISO, New Oceans Enterprises 
Board of Advisors, Fair Institute
       
Picchietti Remo Picchietti
Board Member, Carl Buddig and Company and Anchor Harvey Components 
Sauntry Jeff Sauntry
Founder and CEO, Risk Neutral
       
Theiss Kim Theiss
Board Member, Chicago Advertising Federation 
Former VP, Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International
Welgan Jeff Welgan
Executive Director, CyberVista