Events


Atlanta & Charlotte Chapter Members Only Virtual Networking Happy Hour

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
05:00 PM - 06:15 PM EST

02:00 PM - 03:15 PM (Pacific)
03:00 PM - 04:15 PM (Mountain)
04:00 PM - 05:15 PM (Central)

05:00 PM - 06:15 PM (Eastern)

Virtual Event
Zoom Invitation Will Be Shared the Day Before the Event

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Overview

Please join the members of the Atlanta and Charlotte Chapters of the Private Directors Association at 5:00 pm Eastern / 4:00 pm Central on November 19th for a virtual, networking happy hour. 

THANK YOU TO OUR NATIONAL AND GOLD CHAPTER SPONSORS!

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Moderators

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Collin Chung
CEO
Omni Group Consulting

Collin Chung is the CEO and Founder of Omni Group Consulting (OGC), a cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance firm. With over a decade of cyber, privacy, and audit experience, Collin specializes in developing and deploying teams of highly qualified and motivated security professionals to build and/or manage security, privacy, and compliance programs. As a seasoned security executive, Collin has held CISO and leadership roles in a wide variety of industries including, digital marketing, healthcare, fintech, chemicals, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Collin’s experience and expertise extends into the world of academia. Collin developed the Cybersecurity Professional Education curriculum at the Georgia Institute of Technology and served as the program’s Lead Instructor. Currently, Collin teaches cybersecurity at the University of Central Florida as an Adjunct Professor.

Collin is an Operating Officer for the Private Director Association’s (PDA) National Cybersecurity Initiative and is also a founding member of the Atlanta Chapter where he serves as the Chair of the Events Committee. Additionally, Collin established and leads the PDA’s National Email Marketing Unit.

Collin has an Executive MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and holds several cybersecurity and project management certifications including:

CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner
CRISC - Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
CSM - Certified Scrum Master
CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor

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Valerie Darling
CEO and Chief Business Officer
Life Sciences Management Consultants

Valerie Darling is a bilingual (Spanish) senior healthcare executive and is currently CEO and Chief Business Officer of Life Sciences Management Consultants. She has held roles as a global SVP of Commercial Operations and VP of Sales and Business Development in major medical, healthcare, and life science companies.  Valerie has built and led commercial organizations and divisions from the ground floor up for Fortune 30 healthcare companies, turnarounds, and several startup companies that matured and grew into leading medical and hospital companies. As a startup entrepreneur, Valerie was one of the original four leaders who built notable companies Genzyme, ZymoGenetics, and OpGen, a hospital division for Johnson and Johnson, and Cardinal Health's oncology, immunology and specialty solutions division. Her experience spans oncology, hospitals/health systems (payers and providers), AI MedTech, medical devices, genomic molecular diagnostics with bioanalytics (IT/platforms), digital health, surgery/OR, rare diseases, specialty biotech (cardiology, oncology/immunology, infectious disease, neurology, rheumatology/pain, renal/hepatic/metabolic/diabetes, pulmonology), Covid-19 diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals. 

Valerie is an angel investor, involved in several venture organizations involving entrepreneurs, venture capital groups, private equity, angels, and the Atlanta CEO Council. She is active in many professional, medical, and volunteer organizations. Her Board organizations include: Private Director's Association, OnBoard, Women on Biopharma Boards, and 2020 Women on Boards.  

Valerie's current board service includes:

  • Strategic Advisor on the Board and consultant for VIC Technology Venture Development (Private Equity investment firm with 16 portfolio companies with disruptive technology in life sciences). In addition, Valerie executes capital formation and commercial strategy for VIC.
  • Strategic Advisor on the Board and consultant for RCE Technologies (Remote Cardiac Enablement), an AI MedTech startup company and ATDC (accelerator) company of Georgia Technology. Valerie also executes seed capital formation and pre-commercial strategy for RCE.
  • Strategic Advisory Board and consultant, Ensignis Digital (digital tech)
  • Board of Directors for Family Lives on Foundation, Philadelphia, for two terms, a non-profit benefiting bereaved children
  • Leadership Team, Founding Member, and Chair of Membership and Engagement Committee for the Private Directors Association, Atlanta Chapter

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