Florida CISO Community


Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CISOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Florida CISO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Florida CISO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Shawn Bowen

World Kinect
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Gary Eppinger

CSX Corporation
Vice President of Technology and CISO

Juan Gomez-Sanchez

Whirlpool Corporation
Global CISO

Marcos Marrero

H.I.G. Capital
Chief Information Security Officer

Eduardo Ortiz-Romeu

Techtronic Industries
VP, Global Head of Cybersecurity

Governing Body Members

Johann Balaguer

Hard Rock International

Jim Betzhold

South Florida Water Management District

Ashish Bhatnagar

Bank of America
Data Technology Executive

James Bowie

Tampa General Hospital

Devon Bryan

Carnival Corporation
Global CIO

Michael Calderin


Victor Campos

JM Family Enterprises
Chief Information Security Officer

Andrew Cannata

Primo Water Corporation
Global Chief Information Security Officer

Dr. Domingo Castillo

Miami Dade College
Chief Information Security Officer

Brett Conlon

American Century Investments

Ben Field

Florida Crystals Corporation

Adam Fletcher

Blackstone Group
Chief Security Officer

Chris Gay

Acosta Sales & Marketing
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Bobby George

SVP & Chief Digital Officer

Stacey Halota

Graham Holdings
VP, IS & Privacy

Ryan Hay

SBA Communications
Sr. Director - IT Security and Compliance

Marc Helfman

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors
Head of Cybersecurity

Ricardo Johnson

Dentsply Sirona

Christopher Knauer

SVP and Chief Security Officer

Rich Latayan

AAA National

Louis Lerman

Pediatrix Medical Group
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Marilyn Piccolo

Chief Information Security Officer

Walter Rodriguez

Greenberg Traurig
Director Information Security

Gatha Sadhir

Carnival Corporation
Global CISO

Preetam Sirur

Global Growth
Chief Information Security Officer- EyeCare Leaders Division

Igor Spektor

TracFone Wireless

Cesar Suarez

Chief Information Security Officer

Justin Zimmerman

Giant Eagle

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today.

  1. Improve and Achieve Operational Resilience
  2. Enable AI's Potential through Trust, Risk and Security Management
  3. Create Alignment with the Enterprise to Unlock True Value

Upcoming Programs


June 11, 2024 | 1 day

Florida CISO Executive Summit

The Diplomat Beach Resort

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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November 2024 | 1 day

Florida CISO Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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