About Us

MN CHAPTER

The Minnesota Chapter of ISSA (MN ISSA) serves the Minneapolis / St. Paul Twin Cities area, greater Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Our membership, over 250 strong and growing, is drawn from the multitude of large corporations, small businesses, government entities and educational institutions in the area. They span all levels of career growth, from students and entry-level to senior management, and cover all industries – finance, medical, government, education, retail, technology, services, and more. This depth of experience and breadth of knowledge provides a dynamic networking environment and a cadre of great individuals to draw from for education, guidance and thought leadership.

Our bi-monthly chapter meetings, quarterly AfterHours events, and other activities provide local subject matter experts and national speakers, sponsor interaction, and networking opportunities. All events are open to ISSA members and non-members alike to provide educational opportunities for practitioners of all types. We simply ask that our guests, after they’ve personally experienced the value of our organization at two meetings or events, consider joining ISSA as full-fledged members – they gain not only membership in our local community, but all the benefits provided by ISSA international. Many organizations, recognizing the value, willingly sponsor their employees for continuing professional development.

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ISSA INTERNATIONAL

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.

ISSA is the community of choice for international cyber security professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure.

Read more about the ISSA and the benefits of joining.

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CHAPTER BYLAWS

The MN ISSA Chapter Bylaws define the broad framework for governing our chapter and clarify primary chapter guidelines and objectives.

The bylaws are reviewed annually by the chapter board.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors for MN ISSA are all volunteers drawn from within the chapter, individuals donating their time, energy and expertise to ensure our membership and the local community benefit from quality educational programs and opportunities for knowledge sharing, networking and collaboration.

Participation on the board or any subcommittees is an excellent opportunity to build leadership skills, earn CPE credits, and build connections with other dedicated security professionals, all while making a positive impact our the security community.  Talk with any board member if you have an interest in contributing, or simply to provide feedback on how the chapter is doing.

Elected Board Members

MN ISSA is also a founding member of the Upper Midwest Security Alliance (UMSA), a non-profit organization that has, since 2004, united security-related organizations in the upper midwest to produce the annual Secure360 Conference, the premier multi-faceted security conference in the Midwest. 

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PRESIDENT
Betty Burke
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Oversight of: Volunteer Team, Executive Advisors & Board

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VICE PRESIDENT
Ranae Moore
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Oversight of: Communications and Program Teams

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SECRETARY
Candace Morse
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Oversight of: Events Team

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TREASURER
Ryan Sather
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Oversight of: Sponsorship and Technology Teams

Appointed Directors & Teams

COMMUNICATIONS
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DIRECTOR
Joel Pingel
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BOOTH
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Cristofer Sears
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SOCIAL MEDIA
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Abidemi Lawal
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NEWSLETTER
COORDINATOR
Barbara Pierre-Louis
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EVENTS
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DIRECTOR
Clea Ostendorf
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AFTERHOURS
COORDINATOR
Brian Serra
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PROGRAM
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DIRECTOR
Lee Ann Villella
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SPONSORSHIP
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DIRECTOR
Jon Bard
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TECHNOLOGY
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DIRECTOR
Zinet Kemal
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TECHNOLOGY
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Shari Ziebell
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VOLUNTEER
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Diana LaValle

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Diana LaValle
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Executive Advisory Team

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The Minnesota chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit organization of information security professionals and practitioners focused on promoting a secure digital world. Our goal is to be the community of choice for cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure. We accomplish this by providing educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of our members. 

PAST PRESIDENTS

Past Presidents may attend board meetings and serve in a non-voting, advisory capacity to the board. 

  • Betty Burke (2014 – Present)
  • Bill Strub (2012 – 2013)
  • Jay Jacobs (2010 – 2012)
  • Becky Mossman (2009 – 2010)
  • Scott St. Aubin (2007 – 2009)
  • Rick Ensenbach (2005 – 2007)
  • Kelley Archer (2001 – 2005, two terms)
  • Jayne Logan (1999 – 2001)
  • Dell Hartmann (1995 – 1999, two terms)
  • Bill Aerts (1993 – 1995)
  • Paul Quanrud (1991 – 1993)
  • Jay Dybdahl (1989 – 1991, First President)

DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS

Distinguished Fellows

  • Kelley Archer
  • Rick Ensenbach

Fellows

  • Bob Bennett
  • Aaron Wampach

Senior Members

  • Curtis Coats
  • Robert W.A. Edinger
  • Michael Haffely
  • William Hille
  • Lawrence Johnson
  • Aaron P Molenaar
  • Richard Peterson
  • Marc Schandl
  • Brian Serra

Further information on achieving these statuses can be found on ISSA International’s site.