Dell Corporation, AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, and Parkland Health and Hospital System Executives Recognized for Their Leadership in Information Security
ATLANTA - April 7, 2009 - Today the finalists and winners of the 2009 Information Security Executive (ISE®) of the Year Central Awards held on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at the Westin Park Central Hotel in Dallas, Texas was announced. The Awards recognize information security executives and project teams for outstanding achievement in risk management, data asset protection, compliance, privacy and network security. Eligible nominees represented the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.
Phil Agcaoili, Senior Manager of Global Information Security Assurance & Consulting at Dell Corporation, was announced as the Central Information Security Executive of the Year in front of his peers during the gala ceremony on Thursday evening. The judges were impressed with his vision, his ability to influence his organization, drive change, and his involvement and commitment to the information security community.
Finalists for the Information Security Executive of the Year Central Awards were also recognized for their achievements in the industry and were showcased during the awards program. In addition to Phil Agcaoili, the finalists include:
- Paul Dial, Manager of Application Security, Halliburton Company
- John Kerber, Manager Information Protection, MidAmerican Energy Company
- Mark Littlejohn, Chief Security Officer, Stewart Information Services Corporation
- Tammy Moskites, Vice President, IT Security Officer, Huntington National Bank
The Information Security Project of the Year for the Central region was awarded to AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, for their work efforts and innovation in managing data privacy through the full life cycle of data in their systems. Executive sponsor, Richard Burk, Vice President IT Operation, accepted the award on behalf of the team.
Finalists for the Information Security Project of the Year Central Awards were also recognized for their achievements in the industry and were showcased during the awards program. In addition to AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group, the finalists include:
- Applied Materials with executive sponsor, Matthew Archibald Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer
- Southern Union Company with executive sponsor, Steve Hotte, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
As part of the evening’s recognition, James Carpenter, Chief Security Officer of Parkland Health & Hospital System, was announced as the ISE® Central’s People’s Choice Award Winner. The award represents the nominee who best exemplifies information security leadership as voted on by the registered attendees.
"The one day program in Dallas was about bringing together industry leaders from across the region to discuss business issues and also celebrate their achievements," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of T.E.N. “It was a resounding success in terms of the who’s who in attendance.”
The ISE® Central Awards were held in conjunction with a one day Executive Forum at the Westin Park Central Hotel in Dallas. The Executive Forum was comprised of cutting-edge roundtable topics, speakers, panelists, and presentations to challenge current thinking and bring to light the innovation and forward thinking of the region’s top information security and IT executives.
The awards were held in the grand ballroom and the master of ceremonies was Richard Warner, the CEO of What’s Up Interactive and the anchor of the weekly TV series, “Georgia’s Business”, on the Georgia Public Broadcasting network. The show is an in-depth study of leading CEOs and business leaders... and a view into what makes them and their companies or organizations successful.