Nationally-unique Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Elects 2019 Board of Directors

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Inc (CAMI) has elected its 2019 Executive Committee and Board of Directors with Gina Abate, President & CEO of woman-owned, Elkridge-based Edwards Performance Solutions, serving a second term as Chairperson. The 2019 slate of officers are as follows:

Executive Committee
  • Chairman, Gina Abate, President and CEO, Edwards Performance Solutions
  • Vice-Chair, Gregg Smith, CEO, Attila Security
  • Secretary, Darrell Laffoon, Chief Technology Officer, EZShield
  • Treasurer, Jay B. Turakhia, Senior Vice President, SunTrust
  • Assistant Secretary, Evan Dornbush, Co-Founder and CEO, Point3 Security, Inc.
  • Assistant Treasurer, Mike Volk, Vice President, Cyber Risk Solutions, PSA Insurance & Financial Services
  • Legal Counsel, Joe Mezzanotte, Partner, Whiteford | Taylor | Preston LLP

Board Members
  • Mike Binko, President & CEO, kloudtrack®
  • Peter Gouldmann, PMP, CISSP, CISM, Cybersecurity Risk Management – U. S. Government
  • Ellen Hemmerly, Executive Director & President, UMBC Research Park Corporation and Special Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at UMBC
  • Krysta Herring, Director of Asset Management & Leasing, Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)
  • John Leitch, President & CEO, Winquest Engineering
  • Shelley Lombardo, Chief Operating Officer, Evergreen Advisors
  • Tim Lorello, President & CEO, SecuLore Solutions
  • Christina Majernik, Senior Vice President, Client Solutions, Domain5
  • Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth O. McCreedy, Senior Director of Cybersecurity and Aerospace, Maryland Department of Commerce
  • S. Keith Moulsdale, Partner, Whiteford Taylor Preston
  • Chris Sachse, CEO, Think|Stack
  • J. Thomas Sadowski, Vice Chancellor for Economic Development, University System of Maryland

The Board of Directors will be supported by an Advisory Council with the following thought-leaders:
  • Council Chairman, Peter Gouldmann, PMP, CISSP, CISM, Cybersecurity Risk Management – U. S. Government
  • Chris Buzby, Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability, Exelon
  • Matthew Dunlop, Chief Information Security Officer, Under Armour
  • Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, Vice Dean of Cyber Security & Information Assurance, University of Maryland University College
  • Marcelle Lee, CEO and Founding Partner, Fractal Security Group
As CAMI enters its third year in operation, it will be staffed by President & CEO Stacey Smith and Marketing & Events Manager Samantha Conklin. Notes Smith, “CAMI continues to be a nationally unique organization with a mission of connecting Maryland’s cybersecurity companies with entities (commercial, government, academic and non-profit) everywhere that need cybersecurity solutions. In just three years, we have over 400 cybersecurity technology and services companies and almost 50 general service providers associated with our organization as members. I look forward to growing the organization and creating a more cyber secure business environment in Maryland and beyond with the help of our Board leadership, committees and many volunteers.”

CAMI is also focused on various workforce initiatives and operates a nationally-unique, skills-based cybersecurity jobs portal. “Cybersecurity is critical to every business and government agency, and the demand for professionals with cybersecurity skills and experience has grown tremendously,” said CAMI Chairperson Gina Abate. “It was important for us to have several exceptional subject matter experts from this arena serving on our Board and Advisory Council.”

For more information on CAMI, including its online directory of more than 400 Maryland cybersecurity companies and the Maryland cybersecurity jobs portal, visit

About the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc.

The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI) is a nationally-unique non-profit organization formed in 2015 to identify Maryland’s cybersecurity providers and connect them with businesses, organizations and government entities that need cybersecurity solutions. CAMI operates a searchable online directory of over 400 of the state’s cybersecurity product and service companies at and hosts a variety of programs throughout the year to provide face-to-face connection opportunities. Also nationally unique is CAMI’s skills-based cybersecurity jobs platform ( that connects job seekers with Maryland cybersecurity career opportunities and training entities that can provide the skills, certifications and experience needed for jobs of interest.

Posted on November 30, 2018 by Samantha Conklin