Don is an IT professional with 30 years’ experience in development, IT operations and Information Security. During the last 16+ years at Tractor Supply Company, Don helped build the Information Security program from the ground up. Currently Don is responsible for leading the Risk & Compliance efforts related to PCI, GRC, security awareness training, vendor risk, and security policy management, etc.

He is also an active participant in the Middle Tennessee Information Security community. Don is a member of Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and InfraGuard. Don has served on the board for Middle TN chapter of ISSA for several years and is currently serving as Immediate Past President.

Don spent the early years of his career with Service Merchandise as a developer on the Retail POS team and as a Network Administrator supporting all aspects of the retail systems.

Don received a BS in Computer Science from Tennessee Technological University. His professional certifications include Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) along with several Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC).