Board of Directors

 

 

Don Anderson, Chief Information Officer, Tiger Global Management

Don Anderson is CIO at Tiger Global Management, a New York city based investment firm focuses on public and private companies. Prior to joining Tiger Global, Don spent 19 years in various roles for the Federal Reserve System including SVP & Business Transformation executive where he led the successful transformation of the finance, HR and procurement functions for 22,000 users. Previous roles include CIO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and leadership roles in cybersecurity, shared services, and mission critical services. In 2017, Don’s leadership was recognized by the Boston CIO Leadership Association who awarded him the Boston CIO of the Year ORBiE, and once again in 2022 with the Boston CIO Leadership ORBiE.

Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Don was a senior consultant with Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise focused on the development and execution of IT transformation strategies for Fortune 500 companies. While at HP, Don successfully managed a number of multi-million dollar international programs.

He holds a BS degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Bentley University, serves on the Boards of the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC), the Boston CIO Leadership Association and Wall Street Technology Association (WTSA).

Don joined the ACSC Board in 2020.

 

Michael Brown, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Ret.), President, Spinnaker Security LLC,
ACSC Board Clerk

Michael Brown, Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Retired) is the Founder and President, Spinnaker Security LLC, a cybersecurity consulting business focused on understanding, identifying and mitigating business risks associated with cybersecurity. Additionally, Brown brings executive leadership, including crisis management, from both public and private sector experiences. Just prior to this position, he was President, RSA Federal LLC and Vice President/General Manager Global Public Sector of RSA Security LLC. Responsibilities also included RSA Information Technology, Security and Enterprise Risk Management portfolios. RSA is part of Dell Technologies and formerly of EMC.

Brown joined RSA after a career of more than 31 years in the United States Navy. During his career, he had significant leadership positions within the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security regarding cybersecurity. Brown’s last position on active duty was as the Director, Cybersecurity Coordination for DHS where he was responsible for increasing interdepartmental collaboration in strategic planning for the Nation’s cybersecurity, mutual support for cybersecurity capabilities development, and synchronization of current operational cybersecurity mission activities for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. He also served as DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications, Acting Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications and as the Assistant Deputy Director Joint Interagency Task Force for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Brown’s naval career included numerous staff, afloat and joint positions. He also had various leadership positions, including command of the Naval Information Warfare Activity.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, he also has a Master of Science in Systems Engineering (Electronic Warfare) from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Arts in National and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College and was a designated Acquisition Professional.

Mike joined the ACSC Board in 2013.

 

Mahi Dontamsetti, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Non-Financial Risk and Chief Technology Risk Officer, State Street Corporation

Mahi Dontamsetti is Executive Vice President Global Head of Non-Financial Risk and Chief Technology Risk Officer at the State Street Corporation. He is responsible for oversight of non-financial risk (i.e., technology, cyber, operational, resilience and third-party risk) for the enterprise. Part of his responsibilities include owning the board level risk appetites, risk and reporting frameworks as well as driving risk remediation prioritization, across the firm, ultimately improving the firm's global risk posture. Prior to State Street, he held executive leadership positions at DTCC, Barclays, Lockheed Martin and various startups. Mr. Dontamsetti is the author of three books on risk and technology. He also served on the board of advisors for the Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communication Networks, NASA Commercial Space Center Venture and OWASP. He is a champion of inclusion and diversity and participates in the State Street mentorship program.

Mr. Dontamsetti has a Master of Science degree in computer science and telecommunications from University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from India.

Mahi joined the ACSC Board in 2022.

 

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Rick Grinnell, Managing Partner, Glasswing Ventures
ACSC Board Treasurer 

As a venture capitalist and seasoned operator, Rick has invested in some of the most dynamic companies in security, enterprise infrastructure and storage. During his 19 years of venture capital experience, which includes founding Glasswing Ventures and previously co-founding and serving as Managing Director of Fairhaven Capital, he has led investments and served on the board of directors for companies including EqualLogic (acquired by Dell), Prelert (acquired by Elastic), Pwnie Express, Resilient Systems (acquired by IBM), Trackvia, VeloBit (acquired by Western Digital) and most recently Allure Security, Armored Things and Terbium Labs.

Prior to joining the venture capital industry, Rick held senior engineering and marketing roles at PictureTel (acquired by Polycom), ClearOne Communications and Adero (acquired by Inktomi.) 

Rick is active with various entrepreneurial programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard and Tufts Universities, and is a frequent judge at MassChallenge. Rick’s contributions to the broader community include serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, as Vice Chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Museum of Science in Boston, and as a member of the Educational Council at MIT.

Rick earned BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT, an MBA from HBS and holds a U.S. patent.

Rick joined the ACSC board in 2019.

 

William Guenther, Chairman, CEO & Founder, Mass Insight Global Partnerships
ACSC Executive Chairman 

Mass Insight is a Boston-based consulting and research firm that creates competitive advantage through policy and partnerships of industry, universities and government. The firm’s focus on opportunities for pre-competitive, large scale technology R+D centers and collaborationsmshaped its Massachusetts Technology Road Map completed with Battelle in 2004 and the IT, Communications and Defense (ITCD) sector study produced with McKinsey & Co. in 2008. The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) grew out of recommendations by an Advisory Committee for the Mass Insight/McKinsey IT sector study. Mass Insight has guided the ACSC from business planning and a small-scale technical pilot to a successful launch as an independent self-governing nonprofit in 2011. The Center’s current membership includes 25 major industry, non-profit and government partners. The ACSC takes advantage of the New England region's unparalleled university, industrial and research resources to develop next- generation strategies for protecting large scale public and private IT infrastructure. Guenther chairs the ACSC Board, and Mass Insight provides ongoing strategy development and administrative support.

Guenther was also senior strategy consultant and founder of Mass Insight Education, a nonprofit leader in math and science education reform in the Commonwealth and working nationally on school turnaround strategies and district transformation. 

He is a graduate of Harvard College and the New York University Law School.

Bill has served as the ACSC Chairman of the Board since the board was established in 2012.

 

Joel Jacobs, Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer, The MITRE Corporation (Retired)

Joel is a nationally recognized CIO and CSO with nearly 40 years of IT and cybersecurity experience. He is currently an executive consultant to emerging businesses.

In addition to being a member of the Advanced Cyber Security Center board of directors, Joel is a Distinguished Fellow at Avasant, a member of the BostonCIO Leadership Association Advisory Board, an Independent Review Committee member at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and a member of the Boston CIO Executive Summit Governing Body. He is also a CIO Executive Coach with the IDG CIO Executive Council, and a mentor in the InspireCIO Next Generation Leadership program.

Previously, Joel was vice president, CIO and CSO of The MITRE Corporation, a $2B systems engineering and research firm. He was responsible for advancing the innovative use of information technologies to enable MITRE staff serve the company’s sponsors. His responsibilities also included knowledge management, enterprise technical computing, information security, global security services, and corporate communications and public affairs. As CSO, Joel oversaw the integration and coordination among information security, global security services, and information systems.

Joel was named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader in 2011 and a Boston Business Journal CIO of the Year in 2012. In 2015, he received the Federal 100 Award from Federal Computer Week. In the same year, STEMconnector® named him to its list of 100 CIO/CTO Leaders in STEM. In 2018, Joel was elected to the CIO Hall of Fame and won the ORBIE award as BostonCIO Leadership Association CIO of the Year.

During his tenure, the MITRE received recognition from the CIO 100, InformationWeek, Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT (11 times), and the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards.

Earlier in his career, Joel worked in technology leadership roles and as CEO of Onsett International, a strategic IT consulting firm advising a wide variety of companies including Fortune 100 companies on IT Service Management and Cyber Security and Privacy programs.

Joel holds a BA in Natural Science and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and completed Harvard Business School’s executive Program for Management Development.

Joel joined the ACSC Board in 2017.

 

Katie Jenkins, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Liberty Mutual

Katie Jenkins is currently responsible for Liberty Mutual’s global cybersecurity program, ensuring protection of company data, defense of the brand and minimizing business impact of cyberattacks. She leads enterprise cybersecurity policy, strategy and programs including cyber risk management, security-enabled cloud technology and employee awareness initiatives. She is a champion for WiT (Women in Technology) at Liberty Mutual. Prior to her appointment as CISO, she was VP and Senior Director, leading cloud and security enablement programs for the company’s commercial insurance division. Before Liberty Mutual, Katie held positions at AT&T Consulting Solutions, VeriSign, Guardent and PwC.

Katie is a graduate of Boston College with a BA in Mathematics. In 2018, she received her master’s degree in Cybersecurity from Brown University. She also holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designations.

Katie joined the ACSC Board in 2020.

 

Fred Kneip, Chief Executive Officer, CyberGRX

Fred Kneip is responsible for the overall company direction of CyberGRX as CEO. Prior to joining the company, he served in several senior management roles at Bridgewater Associates including Head of Compliance and Head of Security. Fred was previously an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Co., where he led the company’s Corporate Finance practice. He has also worked as an investor with two later-stage private equity investment firms. Fred holds a B.S.E from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Fred joined the ACSC Board in 2022.

 

Janet Levesque, Chief Information Security Officer, athenahealth

Janet Levesque currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for athenahealth. She is responsible for determining acceptable levels of risk for athenahealth which is creating a thriving ecosystem to deliver accessible, high quality and sustainable healthcare for all.

Prior to athenahealth, Janet was the Chief Information Security and Data Protection Officer for Mimecast, a cybersecurity provider of email security, continuity and data protection solutions and the Chief Information Security Officer at RSA, the security division of Dell/EMC. Her foundational years were spent in risk management and systems audit at Arthur Andersen as well as a variety of roles in high tech and enterprise software establishing and building cybersecurity, governance and risk management programs. 

She graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts/Economics and holds Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designations. 

Janet currently also serves on the Board of Advisors at CTM InsightsCyberTheory’s CISO Advisory Board, and Faculty Advisory Council. She is privileged to serve as a volunteer mentor for BostonYearUp and is a member of the STEMatch Cyber Curriculum Committee.

Janet joined the ACSC Board in 2018.

 

David E. Luzzi, PhD, MBA, Senior Vice Provost for Research and Vice President of the Innovation Campus at Burlington, MA, Northeastern University 

David E. Luzzi is Vice President for the Northeastern University Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA (ICBM) and the Senior Vice Provost for Research. He is the Chairman of the Board of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University, LLC and the former Dean of Engineering. He is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

As a professor, Luzzi has extensive teaching and research experience in materials, nanoscience, and atomic level structure and processes. His research program executed projects for the Army, Navy, Air Force, NATO, National Science Foundation, NASA, the European Union, and other international, federal and state agencies and corporations. He is a graduate of the Stevens Institute of Technology (BE, Nuclear and Thermonuclear Energy, 1980), Northwestern University (PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, 1986), the Institute for Defense Analyses Defense Science Study Group (1997) and the Wharton School of Business (MBA, 2007) where he was a Palmer Scholar. He has authored over 130 publications and patents on nanoscale phenomena, instrumentation, and materials, cited in over 6,000 publications. Two companies were spun out of Luzzi’s research lab. 

Luzzi has been awarded the US Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the George Heilmeier Award for Research Innovation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Cyber Security Center and was a recent member of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Cyber Supply Chain Risk. He was a Science and Technology Fellow with the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group and a member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, including as Science and Technology Chair.

David joined the ACSC board in 2016.

 

Wen Masters, Vice President, Cyber Technologies, MITRE Corporation

As vice president of cyber technologies, Wen Masters directs MITRE's corporate cybersecurity strategy and serves as the champion for MITRE-wide cybersecurity capabilities. Leading a group of 1,200 experts, she oversees our innovation centers in cyber solutions, cyber operations and effects, cyber infrastructure protection, and software engineering. Working together, they address the most difficult cyber threats facing the nation. They are helping government and private industry secure critical infrastructure and defend against online theft and exploits by hostile adversaries.

Masters partners with MITRE’s federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), including the National Cybersecurity FFRDC, extending our impact through industry using platforms such as the MITRE ATT&CK® framework and threat intelligence–sharing standards such as STIX™ and TAXII™. She also collaborates with the MITRE Accelerator and MITRE Engenuity, a foundation for public good, to drive success of industry-facing cyber initiatives, such as the Center for Threat Informed Defense.

Before joining MITRE in 2021, Masters was deputy director of research at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), and co-lead of the Commission on Research Next, developing a roadmap and comprehensive strategy for Georgia Tech’s research enterprise. She served as director of the Information and Cyber Sciences Directorate at GTRI, and as a principal research scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech.

Masters spent more than a decade in the Senior Executive Service at the Office of Naval Research. There, she led the Navy’s Integrated Science and Technology portfolio in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. The Navy awarded Masters its Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, Superior Civilian Service Medal, and Meritorious Civilian Service Medal. She also served on the Army Science Board and the National Academy of Sciences Naval Studies Board.

Prior to her civilian government service, Masters worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, where she was responsible for orbit determination for NASA’s deep space exploration missions, including Magellan, Galileo, and Cassini.

Master’s was a member of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, where she served as vice chair for the SIAM Imaging Science Activity Group and the Association for Women in Mathematics. She has published several articles in technical journals and conference proceedings, and edited a book, Mathematical Modeling in Optical Science.

Masters holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine.

Wen joined the ACSC Board in 2022.

 

John McKenna, President, RoundTable Security, LLC 
ACSC CISO Chair

John McKenna, President of RoundTable Security, retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Liberty Mutual Insurance in 2018. While there, he had enterprise-wide responsibility for Liberty Mutual’s global information security strategies and programs.  

John joined Liberty Mutual in 1979.  His career in Information Technology has included assignments as a software developer, data base analyst, program manager of enterprise data strategies and strategic development initiatives, Market CIO, and VP of IT Strategy and Planning.

John holds a B.S. degree from the University of New Hampshire.

John joined the ACSC board in 2017.

 

Christopher Perretta, Chief Information and Operations Officer, MUFG Americas Holding Corp. (Retired)

Christopher (Chris) Perretta served as MUFG’s  Chief Information and Operations Officer for the Americas through 2018, leading the bank’s technology, program management and Corporate Data Security functions.as well as the Bank’s Core Banking replacement program. In this capacity he served on the U.S. Executive Committee of BTMU U.S. Holdings as well as a series of Management Committees. Prior to joining BTMU, Chris served as Chief Information Officer for State Street Corp, where he was responsible for all aspects of State Street’s information technology businesses and activities worldwide. Before State Street he spent 11 years at GE Capital in a variety of roles within the technology organization, spending his last eight serving as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Perretta has been an Independent Board Director at Netscout Systems since 2012 as well as sitting on the board of the Advanced Cyber Security Center.

Chris holds an BS in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University an MSEE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Syracuse University.  He is also a graduate of the General Electric Edison Engineering Program 1981 and a recipient of Six Sigma Black Belt Certification 2003.  His achievements have been recognized by being named CIO Magazine’s  “CIO Hall of Fame” inductee 2015, and being awarded the  MIT Innovation Leadership Award and CIO of the Year from Boston Business Magazine both in 2014.

Chris joined the ACSC board in 2012.

 

Joel Schwartz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global New Business Development, EMC (Retired) 

Joel Schwartz is the retired Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global New Business Development at EMC Corporation. In that role, Schwartz initiated EMC's R&D efforts in Brazil, Russia, India, China, Singapore and Mexico as well as numerous investments/acquisitions in Israeli companies and joint ventures in China. Earlier at EMC, Schwartz headed the Clariion Storage Division and later the Supply Chain and Procurement functions as well as all Hardware Engineering. Schwartz joined EMC in 1999 where he was the Senior VP and GM of the Clariion Storage Division as well as VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.

Schwartz is an advisor or board member/ observer to numerous startups and venture funds in Boston and New York. He is a former Board of Trustees member of Mass Ventures, a state of Massachusetts venture capital organization. Schwartz is a Board Member of the business schools at Worcester Polytech and Brandeis University. He is also the Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Globalization at Case Western Reserve University. Schwartz is a member and Treasurer of the Finca Vigia Foundation, a non-profit organization working to preserve Hemingway's legacy in Cuba.

Joel joined the ACSC board in 2018.

 

Jack Wilson, Ph.D., President Emeritus The University of Massachusetts and Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Innovation, The University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dr. Wilson has served as a Professor and an administrator in research universities for most of his 40 year long career. He has also founded and led a private sector company.  

  • President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, and Innovation, University of Massachusetts, 2011-
  • President (interim) Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate 2011-2012
  • President, Univ. of Massachusetts 2003-2011
  • Dean of Engineering (interim) 2012-2013
  • Founding Chair of the Mass Green High Performance Computing Center 2009-2011.
  • CEO, UMassOnline and Vice President, Univ. of Massachusetts 2001-2003
  • 2003 J Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor of Physics, Engineering Science, Information Technology and Management as well as other titles (Professor, Dean, interim Provost, Research Center Director, etc.) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1990-2001.
  • Chairman of the Board of the ILINC Corporation 1993-2000. President 1993-95, One of three founders. Eventually a $500 million educational software company.
  • Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Physics Teachers 1982-1990
  • Professor of Physics, University of Maryland 1984-1990

He is currently serving as the Chair of the U.S. Department of Education FIPSE Advisory Board, the Board Chair of the National Center for Academic Transformation and a member of the Advanced Cyber Security Center Board. He served as the Chair of New England Defense Technology Initiative, The Higher Educational National Security Advisory Board to the FBI, CIA, and Homeland Security, and was an appointed voting delegate of Massachusetts to the Education Commission of the States. His work in creating new learning environments enabled by advances in computing, communications, and cognition has been recognized by awards such as the Theodore Hesburgh Award, the Pew Charitable Trust Prize, the Boeing Prize, an Outstanding Civilian Service Medal by the United States Army for service to the Army Education program, and as a Fellow of American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers. He also chaired the Online Learning Commission for the Presidents of the American Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) which did a study of the online learning strategies of the public research universities in partnership with the Sloan Foundation. He chaired the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity of the Presidents of the American Public and Land Grant Universities.

Jack joined the ACSC board in 2012.
 

Marc Zissman, Associate Head of the Cyber Security and Information Sciences Division, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Dr. Zissman joined the Laboratory in 1983, and his early research focused on digital speech processing, including parallel computing for speech coding and recognition, co-channel talker interference suppression, language and dialect identification, and cochlear-implant processing for the profoundly deaf. He worked for one year in the Department of Defense and expanded his research interests to include cyber security technology. He served in a series of Laboratory leadership roles, including Associate Leader of the Human Language Technology Group, Leader of the Wideband Tactical Networking Group, and Assistant Head of the Communication Systems and Cyber Security Division. In addition to working at Lincoln Laboratory, Marc served for four years as a U.S. technical specialist to the NATO IST-011/TG-001 task group, which studies military applications of speech technology for NATO. He was elected to and served for four years on the Speech Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He also served for four years on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology Study Group. He was part of the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) and Joint Task Force-HAITI team that responded to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Since 2011, Marc has been serving as a member of the Army Science Board, for whom he has led studies for senior Army leadership on the future of telemetry and the battlefield uses of artificial intelligence. He also serves as a member of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s state Task Force on Artificial Intelligence.

He holds an SB degree in computer science and SB, SM, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering, all from MIT.

Marc joined the ACSC Board in 2020.

ACSC Counsel 
Colin Zick, Foley Hoag