With Change Comes New Opportunities (ISC)² Executive Director Retirement carderbaysu, cardhousesu

This is a bittersweet announcement to let you know I will be retiring from my role as (ISC)2 executive director at the end of 2014. I have always embraced change and, as a result, I am fortunate to have enjoyable, wide-ranging life experiences. Working at (ISC)2 has been the highlight of my career. I consider our 100,000 members, the staff and board members, past and present, a part of my extended family. Over my six-and-a-half-year tenure, the organization has grown to more than 100,000 members worldwide; introduced three new certifications and subsequent education programs; established a non-profit Foundation; moved from paper-based testing to computer-based testing; expanded our global presence with the establishment of two new regional offices in China, India, and an office in Brazil; developed an annual global conference – Security Congress; and developed new programs such as the Chapter Program (138 chapters) and the Global Academic Program. The (ISC)2 Board of Directors evaluated both internal and external candidates for the soon to be vacant position of executive director. I’m pleased to announce that they have selected our Chief Operating Officer David Shearer, CISSP, PMP, to take over the position on January 1, 2015. I’ve worked with David for a number of years and have all the confidence in the world that he will take (ISC)² to the next level of excellence. He has made many positive changes for (ISC)2, and I know that his leadership qualities will help the organization continue to grow. David Shearer has been our chief operating officer for the past two years. Prior to joining (ISC)², he held prominent senior executive positions in the U.S. federal government as the associate CIO for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s International Technology Services, deputy CIO for the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the executive for Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. David also served as chief, Systems Services branch for U.S. Coast Guard Support Command.  He holds a B.S. from Park College, a M.S. from Syracuse University, and management and technical certificates from the U.S. National Defense University’s Information Resources College. In 2008, David received the U.S. Federal Presidential Rank Award. He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and became a member of (ISC)² when he earned his CISSP in 2012.    My last day as executive director will be Wednesday, December 31. I look forward to joining (ISC)2’s navy of volunteers.
Thanks for all you do,
carderbaysu cardhousesu

Author: wpadmin