We are at the mid-point of our elections process. In 2019 we are electing a new President and Treasurer. Nominees were submitted by other members and vetted by the Elections Committee. Please take time to review their bios and if you are an active member you will be able to place your vote between Aug 27 and Sep 9. Watch for an email from ElectionBuddy on Aug 27, if you do not receive one, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Candidate for President: Ryan Sather
Relevant Experience: I have served on the board for a number of years, first as the Technology Director and currently as Treasurer. As a current member of the board I have had an integral role in the success of the chapter over the past several years which is in no small part a result of our extraordinary membership. As Technology Director I relaunched the chapter’s web presence, back end management systems and continue to help with the vision forward. As Treasurer I worked to ensure that the right financial controls were put in place and strengthened for the betterment of the chapter which allows the chapter to be able to put on a high-value program for the members.
Goals for the Chapter: As President my goals are to continue to promote the information security community in the Twin Cities, improve member engagement, deliver more value for your membership (and sponsorships) while continuing to build upon the work we have been doing the past few years. The aim is to create the destination of choice for Security Professionals in the Twin Cities both by building our program but also by engaging with and partnering with the other local organizations, conferences and colleges where a partnership creates value for both parties. Along the way we should expect that these efforts will grow membership and keep us in the running annually for International Chapter of the Year. I am eager to listen to all feedback and work to implement what we can to build a stronger Minnesota Chapter of ISSA together.
Candidate for Treasurer: Candace Morse
Relevant Experience: I have six years’ experience serving as Secretary on the existing Board. During this time to present, I assist with overall leadership of the chapter, support the President and other executive members in achieving the membership and chapter goals. During my tenure, we’ve earned recognition from the National ISSA as “Chapter of the Year.”
Goals for the Chapter: While continuing to be an advocate of our great chapter, I would work with the other executive team members on desired goals relative to the Treasurer responsibilities and take the necessary steps to achieve. I would work to develop and refine processes and associated procedures related to Treasurer responsibilities.