Security magazine is pleased to announce our 2019 Most Influential People in Security – 26 top security executives and industry leaders who are positively impacting the security field, their organization, their colleagues and peers, and the national and global security landscape.
These security leaders have been nominated by their colleagues and associates, and were chosen based upon their leadership qualities and overall positive impact on stakeholders, enterprises, colleagues, constituents and the general public.
This year’s Most Influential is organized by the following categories: Corporate Security Executives; Cybersecurity, Government, Universities, Associations and Special Recognition.
Here you will find brief overviews of each honoree’s career path, goals and accomplishments – often across both the public and private sectors – as well as advice for those security professionals looking to follow in their footsteps, including investing in lifelong education, to view setbacks as opportunities, seeking mentors and more.
Our special appreciation goes to Jerry Brennan, who was a project partner on this report and who provided subject matter expertise and research.
For a listing of past Most Influential People in Security honorees, please visit:
Corporate Security: Sam Botros | Elena Carrington | Wener Cooreman | J. Gregory Dunn | Hector Erazo | Karen Frank | Philip Halpin | Matthew Payne | Joesph Ranucci, CPP | Sean Sportun | John L. Sullivan
Sam Botros, VP – Chief Security Officer for Baker Hughes, a GE companyread more
Elena Carrington, Manager, Global Travel Safety and Intelligence Squareread more
Werner Cooreman, Senior Vice President, Solvay Group Security Directorread more
J. Gregory Dunn, Managing Director and Chief Security Officer, LDS Churchread more
Hector Erazo, Senior Manager of Retail Security (U.S.), Oportunread more
Karen Frank, Director of Global Security, Pratt & Whitneyread more
Philip Halpin, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Security, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.read more
Matthew Payne, Director, Global Safety & Security, Epic Gamesread more
John L. Sullivan, Chief Security Officer, Boston Scientificread more
Grant Bourzikas, Group CISO, Cybersecurity, HSBC Holdings PLCread more
Dr. Chase C. Cunningham, Principal Analyst, Security and Risk, Forrester Researchread more
Grant Reveal, CISSP, CCSP, CISM - Sr. Manager, Information Security, Entergyread more
Mark Weatherford, Global Information Security Strategist, Booking Holdings.read more
David Venable, Vice President of Cybersecurity, Masergyread more
JT Mendoza, Deputy Director, AF Insider Threat Hub, U.S. Air Forceread more
Scott Starkey, EIT, JD, CPP, PSP, Security Director, Birmingham Water Works Boardread more
Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, President and CEO, Association of Certified Fraud Examinersread more
Michael Gips, Chief Global Knowledge Officer, ASIS Internationalread more
Tom M. Conley, CPP, CISM, CMAS, President & CEO, The Conley Group, Inc.read more
Roger Cressey, Co-Founder, Liberty Group Venturesread more
Steve Jones, CEO, Allied Universalread more
Christina Duffey, CPP, 2019 President of ASIS Internationalread more