The President is the chief executive officer of the chapter and presides at all meetings. The President has the power to call special meetings and has the deciding vote in case of tied decisions. In the case of the President’s absence at a meeting or event, the position may be filled by another member of the Board, subject to the consent of a majority of the membership attending the event.
Brian is Business Information Security Officer of Principal Global Investors, an Asset Management Firm and subdivision of the Principal Financial Group. Brian is a graduate of Kaplan University, where he received a Bachelors in Science in Management Information Systems, and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).
Brian began his career with Wells Fargo Financial where he led a team of technology specialists supporting a user base of 22,000 end users. Brian eventually took a role as Director of IT Support / Security Services with a startup company, DataVision Resources, LLC. Upon acquisition of DataVision by credit bureau, Equifax, Brian became Director and Information Security Officer of Equifax Verification Services with a multitude of responsibilities including internal risk, audit, and compliance (SSAE16, PCI-DSS, ISO27001). Since Equifax, and prior to his current role, Brian has also had security leadership responsibilities with Federal, State, and Commercial healthcare contracts (FISMA, HIPAA).
Brian has been a member of the Des Moines ISSA Chapter since 2012, Vice President since 2015, and a key organizer of the Secure Iowa Conference by attracting and retaining vendor sponsorship over the years.