Chapter President – Troy Adams

As President, Mr. Adams directs pursuit of our chapter’s overall mission, directs satisfaction of operational and compliance needs, and supports initiatives to improve cybersecurity networking and educational opportunities to members in Southern Arizona and beyond.  Troy is a graduate of the University of Arizona with master’s degrees in management information systems and Cybersecurity.  He has maintained his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification since 2016, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification since 2017, and teaches cybersecurity topics at Arizona State University.  He serves as a Cyber Engagement Specialist at the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center at the US Department of Health and Human Services, and is the Health Sector Chief for Arizona InfraGard.

Chapter Treasurer – Gary Grindle

As Treasurer, Mr. Grindle manages the finances for our chapter. Gary is a graduate of The University of Arizona with master’s degrees in Cybersecurity and Management Information Systems. He has maintained a CISSP certification since November 2014 and a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (Master) certification since January 2023. He is currently working as a Faculty Associate teaching Cybersecurity courses online for the IT program at Arizona State University. He previously worked over 18 years for L3 Technologies and BAE Systems as a Cybersecurity and Systems Support Manager for the U.S. Air Force COMPASS CALL program on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

Chapter Secretary – Mary Lee Schimmel

As Secretary, Ms. Schimmel assists in the coordination of meeting activities and correspondence. Mary Lee is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Political Science from Northern Arizona University. Mary Lee has maintained a CISSP certification since 2017, and holds a Webmaster Certificate from the University of Arizona. Mary Lee is currently working as a Systems Security Engineer for Raytheon Technologies in Tucson, Arizona.

Chapter Communications Chair – Alexander Neff

As Communications Chair, Mr. Neff manages the website for our chapter.  Alex is a graduate of The University of Arizona with a master’s degree in Management Information Systems and a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in Technology Management.  Alex has maintained an active CISSP certification since 2018, a Certified Ethical Hacker since 2017 and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) as of 2023.  Alex is currently working for Surgalign as their Sr. Director of Information Security and is an Instructor for Arizona State University.

Chapter Director of K12 Cyber Education Outreach  - Rachel Luna

As Director of K12 Cyber Education Outreach, Rachel coordinates cyber security educational opportunities for our chapter and the surrounding communities.  Rachel is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with majors in Management Information Systems, Human Resources and Production/Operations.  She also has an Associate's Degree in Networking Technologies with a Cyber Security Emphasis from Central Arizona College. She is also pursuing an Associate's Degree in Software and Web Development from Central Arizona College with a graduation date of May 2024. She holds two certifications, one for Certified in Cybersecurity from (ISC)² awarded in September 2022, and the other from CompTIA for Cloud Essentials+ awarded in December 2022. Rachel currently works for the Kyrene Elementary School District as their Payroll Manager.

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