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ABOUT MCSA

The mission of the Midwest Cyber Security Alliance is to provide an environment for education and awareness of security risks, current event, solutions, and best practices to its members through collaborative and interactive sessions. We provide world class multi-disciplinary, Cyber Security oriented topics approximately 5 times per year, including topics of all aspects of Cyber Security: Security, Privacy, Legal, Compliance, & Government Regulation. 

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Angela Johnson

MCSA PRESIDENT

Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Supply Chain

Children's Wisconsin

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A tireless advocate for the better health and wellness of children, Angela works all levels of information systems and supply chain to promote policies that support this goal. She has more than 17 years of experience in information systems, supply chain and financial services. 

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Aaron DeMaster

MCSA VICE PRESIDENT

Cyber Security Manager

Gibraltar Industries

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Aaron has over twenty years of experience in information technology and ten years in cyber security. Aaron’s wide range of experience gives him a comprehensive understanding of how to manage and apply cyber security in today’s complicated business landscape.

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Scott Owens

MCSA SECRETARY

Founder, Managing Director

BluTinuity LLC

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BluTinuity founder Scott Owens brings more than 33 years of experience in information security, risk management, business continuity, incident response, and disaster recovery planning including the management of more than 250 unique client projects in these domains, including the facilitation of 170 tabletop exercises.

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Peter Van Ermen

MCSA TREASURER

Senior Manager, Tax & Accounting

Quandt Berndt & Company

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Peter Van Ermen is a Senior Tax Manager with QB Company, LLC.  He has more than 35 years of experience in preparing and reviewing corporate and personal tax returns.  His clients represent a wide range of industries, including law, consulting, manufacturing, distribution and construction. 

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Jennifer Urban

MCSA SENIOR ADVISOR

Partner, Privacy and Security Attorney

Foley & Lardner

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As Co-Chair for Cybersecurity and Privacy within Foley & Lardner LLP’s Innovative Technology sector & one of the founding members of the MCSA, Jennifer is dedicated to helping clients navigate evolving privacy, cybersecurity, and innovative technology issues.

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Tina Chang

MCSA SENIOR ADVISOR

CEO

SysLogic

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Tina Chang is the Chairman and CEO of SysLogic, Inc, serving clients in the areas of Technology Strategy & Digital Transformation, Information Management & Business Intelligence, Cybersecurity, and Software Development. 

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Irl Scissors

MCSA SENIOR ADVISOR

Principal

Gateway Government Relations

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With over twenty years of experience in Jefferson City and Washington, D.C., Irl is uniquely qualified to represent clients before the Missouri General Assembly, Executive Branch, and the U.S. Congress.