Nominations

Below are the nominees for the 2022 Tampa Bay Infragard Election

For the description of each elected role you go to our 2022 Election Page

President

Michael Ritchie

Michael W. Ritchie is a 25-year veteran of the technology industry and start-up ecosystem. An accomplished technical expert, Michael is currently serving as the Treasurer of InfraGard Tamp Bay Members Alliance.  His diverse background includes MedTech/HIMS, FinTech, eCommerce, ERP, B2B, B2C, SaaS, and Enterprise Web Services. His experience includes solutions for Veralytic, Moffitt Cancer Center, UPS, MCI, MTV, Worldcom, Harcourt Brace, HSN, and CNBC. He has a bachelor of science degree in computer science and is a member of UPE Honor Society for Computing. Michael is the Founder of Germinal, LLC; a software design and development consultancy; a frequent public speaker, dad, and overgrown Boy Scout (scoutmaster).

 

Kali Durgampudi

Kali Durgampudi primarily serves as Chief Technology Officer at Zelis, and also as an advisor for several technology companies and is on the board of CHIME India. He recently served as Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Greenway Health, where he oversaw the R&D, IT, DevOps, CloudOps and Innovation across Greenway’s product portfolio. Prior to joining Greenway, he was Senior Vice President of R&D at Nuance’s Enterprise division, where he oversaw innovation, product development, program management, beta testing, strategic partnerships, client success, and business operations. With over 20 years of health information technology experience, Kali has successfully led cross-functional teams across the globe, and delivered large-scale projects, while managing the budget realities of today’s market. A recognized thought leader on the subjects of (AI), Machine Learning, Innovation, and Operational Excellence, Kali has spoken at events such as HIMSS Mobile Conference, Boston Investor Conference, Security Think-Tank, and a congressional panel on AI in Healthcare. Kali serves on the Innovation Advisory Board of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME); is a founder of CHIME India; and works with CHIME Innovation Centers around the globe. He holds a M.S. in mathematics and computer science from the University of Central Oklahoma, and a B.E. in engineering from GNDEC. Kali was the 2018 Industry Leader awardee by CHIME, 2019 CIO of the year honoree recognized by Tampa Bay Business Journal, and 2021 ORBIE CIO of the year winner from NewYorkCIO.

Vice President

John Hantzis

Transferred from the Boston Chapter after relocating. My background is extensive related to International Import/Export and all matters related to Supply Chain. I have worked for IT industry, Big Pharma to Amazon. Compliance knowledge and ability to spotlight tampering with shipments from packages to containers to help minimize risk. Look forward to joining this chapter and hit the ground full speed ahead by assisting as an elected personal to the benefit of the Chapter.

 

 

 

Donna Mattick

Donna Mattick is currently serving as Chief of Staff with Cyber Security Solutions, Inc., (CSS) Florida's leading cyber security firm specializing in creating a world where cyber security and simplicity coexist. CSS provides small to mid-size organizations with innovated and state-of-the-art complete cyber security solutions to protect their data.

Donna is an innate leader with a long history of excelling as an Information Cyber Security Management & Compliance Professional. As Chief of Staff, Donna opens the line of communication between clients, businesses, and employees to get projects done and ensure the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive data. In addition, to her leadership skills and expertise in business, risk assessment, compliance, governance, communications, training, marketing, presentations, and negotiation she continues to add to her success. Donna earns a seat at the table wherever she serves.

Prior to joining CSS, Donna has led global cyber incident response activities, built Security Operations Centers (SOCs), performed forensic analysis and imaging, gave expert witness testimony, reverse-engineered malware, utilized advance social engineering techniques, detected and responded to cyber security compromises ranging from Hacktivism to Advance Persistence Threat (APT) attacks, performed risk assessments, and lead several Mergers and Acquisition (MA) ventures. With extensive experience and industry expertise, Donna has managed projects with various companies, from local municipalities to international conglomerates, including Ceridian and Jacobs Engineering Group.

Donna consistently stays abreast of industry cyber security trends and has formed partnerships with Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement agencies as part of her service on multiple Tampa Bay area Security Boards.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Donna also teaches cyber security awareness to seniors and elementary students, participating each year in the National Teach-in Day for the Pinellas County School District about online cyber security and cyber security awareness classes for retirees at a local retirement center. Donna is a supporter of Women in Defense and STEM initiatives and regularly participates on local planning committees.

Director of Sector Chiefs

Ebony Vaz
Ebony Vaz is the Founder and CEO of Above Promotions, a marketing technology, and a cybersecurity crisis communications company in the Tampa, FL area. She is also the current Director of Membership for Tampa Bay InfraGard Alliance.

By leveraging her engineering background, Ebony interweaves her government research experience with her public relations and marketing expertise to help implement science and technology into storytelling for public awareness campaigns, growth strategies, internal communications, and in-person events.

For over 15 years and 100+ brands, she has worked on campaigns and delivered her expertise to clients like AT&T, AAA, AOL, Cold Stone Creamery, Suncoast Credit Union, the University of South Florida, and Verizon Wireless.

She has brought her depth of knowledge to campaigns and projects with various budgets to her current role as the Director of Membership. She has been successful in helping create compelling messaging, engaging, fresh stories, and increased leads for organizations. She uses this approach to complete chapter forum and text messaging updates and an official welcome process for new members. She has also been instrumental in engaging members to join a newly formed Programming Committee to focus on providing different options for members to connect and learn.

As a candidate for the Director of Sector Chiefs, Ebony intends to keep her commitment to engaging membership and helping to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure. Members can expect more engagement with their Sector Leaders and collaboration amongst their colleagues in their respective industries outside of the bi-monthly meetings.

 

Leah Livingston
In the tech industry for over 10 years, Leah accidentally found her passion for security while working in the merchant processing industry. She’s passionate about keeping businesses secure through effective convergent security, healthy financial practices, and lean operational overhead . A direct communicator, consistently team oriented, and methodical project management talent, you won't find someone more authentically committed to solving the problem at hand. She holds a Master degree from the University of Innsbruck in Austria, has traveled to over 30 countries and lived in 4. New to the Tampa Bay area, she’s looking to get more involved with the local chapter and community.

 

 

 

John Hantiz

Transferred from the Boston Chapter after relocating. My background is extensive related to International Import/Export and all matters related to Supply Chain. I have worked for IT industry, Big Pharma to Amazon. Compliance knowledge and ability to spotlight tampering with shipments from packages to containers to help minimize risk. Look forward to joining this chapter and hit the ground full speed ahead by assisting as an elected personal to the benefit of the Chapter.

Director of Compliance

Donovan Kelley
Donovan Kelley is the Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Manager at McNichols Co. headquartered in Tampa Bay with locations throughout the USA. He is a CISSP since 2010 and has worked as Director of IT and Cybersecurity in the Tampa area for the past 20 years in the industries of data centers, software development, insurance and manufacturing. He attended University of Florida and received his BAS in Technology Management and Information Security Assurance from St Petersburg College.

Donovan serves as a Board Advisor to the Tampa Bay Infragard since 2021 and has won the Infragard SW region Rookie of the Year Award. He has dedicated time to help refresh and organize the Tampa Infragard website to the benefit of its members. He served as his community HOA board president for the past 6 years and believes the development of good communication with fellow members leads to positive outcomes for the community. ""I wish to serve the Infragard members in the best way my skills can offer. I understand how critical the role of information sharing and communications is to its members that are themselves tasked with defending against evolving cyber threats.

Wayne Selk

Wayne is VP, Cybersecurity Programs and the Executive Director for the CompTIA ISAO. He is co-author-contributor and past facilitator for the ConnectWise MSP+ Framework, Playbooks and Certify Fundamentals and Advanced Courses. Wayne uses his more than 25 years of experience and leadership in planning, managing and delivering information security deployments to help CompTIA members secure their and their customer's sensitive/business critical data. He joined CompTIA in March 2022 and ConnectWise in 2018 when the company acquired Sienna Group, a security solutions provider. During his five years at Sienna Group, he served as a principal consultant who focused on data classification, FISMA compliance and managed security services. Prior to that, he was a senior director of federal services for Symantec where he oversaw delivery and project management functions for the Department of Defense and other federal organizations, a network engineer for BAE Systems who identified and documents information security best practices, and a senior network management architect for Belenos Inc. where he developed a network management practice for the company's southeast region. Wayne held the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and recently acquired the Certified Data Protection Solutions Engineer (CDPSE). He currently resides in the
Tampa Bay Area.

Jeff Batista

Jeff Batista is an experienced Technology Professional, with over 18 years of experience in the business and IT Field. As the VP of IT for Resident Interface, he is trusted with leading the IT organization including the Cybersecurity team, Software Engineering team and the IT Infrastructure / Operations team. In his current role, Jeff is on the executive team and works closely with the Compliance, HR, Business Operations and Finance teams. Jeff’s experience in hospitality, distribution, and asset recovery industries has provided him with a broad range of experiences helping him approach challenges and strategic initiatives with a diverse perspective. Jeff has a proven track record in building and reshaping technical teams and helping organizations leverage technology to maximize value to their clients while increasing earnings. Jeff is active in the local technical community as an active member of several technical groups including SQL User Group, Data Analytics, and InfraGard. Jeff’s most notable career accomplishments include taking a key role in significantly expanding the Work from Home workforce from forty team members to several thousand remote team members for one of the largest hotel chains in 2009. In addition, he played a key role in growing a near shore office from 17 team members to 200. This included growing the IT team from 5 team members to 30 to help the organization achieve its strategic goals. In his personal life, Jeff values his time with family and close friends.

Treasurer

Donovan Kelley

Donovan Kelley is the Infrastructure and Cybersecurity Manager at McNichols Co. headquartered in Tampa Bay with locations throughout the USA. He is a CISSP since 2010 and has worked as Director of IT and Cybersecurity in the Tampa area for the past 20 years in the industries of data centers, software development, insurance and manufacturing. He attended University of Florida and received his BAS in Technology Management and Information Security Assurance from St Petersburg College.

Donovan serves as a Board Advisor to the Tampa Bay Infragard since 2021 and has won the Infragard SW region Rookie of the Year Award. He has dedicated time to help refresh and organize the Tampa Infragard website to the benefit of its members. He served as his community HOA board president for the past 6 years and believes the development of good communication with fellow members leads to positive outcomes for the community. "I wish to serve the Infragard members in the best way my skills can offer. I understand how critical the role of information sharing and communications is to its members that are themselves tasked with defending against evolving cyber threats."

 

Wayne Selk

Wayne is VP, Cybersecurity Programs and the Executive Director for the CompTIA ISAO. He is co-author-contributor and past facilitator for the ConnectWise MSP+ Framework, Playbooks and Certify Fundamentals and Advanced Courses. Wayne uses his more than 25 years of experience and leadership in planning, managing and delivering information security deployments to help CompTIA members secure their and their customer's sensitive/business critical data. He joined CompTIA in March 2022 and ConnectWise in 2018 when the company acquired Sienna Group, a security solutions provider. During his five years at Sienna Group, he served as a principal consultant who focused on data classification, FISMA compliance and managed security services. Prior to that, he was a senior director of federal services for Symantec where he oversaw delivery and project management functions for the Department of Defense and other federal organizations, a network engineer for BAE Systems who identified and documents information security best practices, and a senior network management architect for Belenos Inc. where he developed a network management practice for the company's southeast region. Wayne held the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and recently acquired the Certified Data Protection Solutions Engineer (CDPSE). He currently resides in the Tampa Bay Area.

Director of Membership

Michael R Anderson

Good Day. I'm Dr. Mike Anderson and I would like to be your Director of Membership. Members are the soul of InfraGard and I believe this position serves them directly. My bio: I am a retired Naval Intelligence Officer and have held various executive and management roles in cybersecurity in the private and public sectors. I also hold a doctorate in Business Administration and teach a course in the Management of Information Systems at the university level. For folks who are interested in a more granular understanding of my background feel free to visit my LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/intelligence-security/ .

 

Leah Livingston

In the tech industry for over 10 years, Leah accidentally found her passion for security while working in the merchant processing industry. She’s passionate about keeping businesses secure through effective convergent security, healthy financial practices, and lean operational overhead . A direct communicator, consistently team oriented, and methodical project management talent, you won't find someone more authentically committed to solving the problem at hand. She holds a Master degree from the University of Innsbruck in Austria, has traveled to over 30 countries and lived in 4. New to the Tampa Bay area, she’s looking to get more involved with the local chapter and community.

 

 

 

John Hantzis

Transferred from the Boston Chapter after relocating. My background is extensive related to International Import/Export and all matters related to Supply Chain. I have worked for IT industry, Big Pharma to Amazon. Compliance knowledge and ability to spotlight tampering with shipments from packages to containers to help minimize risk. Look forward to joining this chapter and hit the ground full speed ahead by assisting as an elected personal to the benefit of the Chapter.

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