Career Coaches

One-on-one 15 minute sessions to assist with short and long range career plans. All sessions are on a first-come first-serve basis. Scheduling is not available.

12:00 - 14:00

Jason Blanchard

Jason Blanchard is the Content & Community Director of Black Hills Information Security. He helps information security professionals share their knowledge by creating engaging educational content. Through Black Hills Infosec he helps build genuine thriving online and in-real-life communities. He hosted a job hunting livestream during the pandemic that helped 197+ viewers land new jobs.

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Brian Markham

Brian Markham is an executive, hacker, advisor, and mentor who is passionate about building security programs and teams. He’s worked in IT and security for over 20 years and is currently the CISO at EAB Global.

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14:00 - 16:00

Amelie Koran

Amélie Koran is a nonresident senior fellow at the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and the current director of external technology partnerships for Electronic Arts, Inc. Koran has a wide and varied background of nearly thirty years of professional experience in technology and leadership in the public and private sectors. During her career, she has supported work across various government agencies and programs including the US Department of the Interior, Treasury Department, and the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services. In the private sector, she has held various roles including those at the Walt Disney Company, Splunk, Constellation Energy (now Exelon), Mandiant, and Xerox.

She was detailed to the Office of Management and Budget within White House Executive Office in 2014 to support the federal chief information officer in reviewing cybersecurity legislation and was one of the original cofounders of the US Digital Service as part of the Presidential Management Council rotation program. Koran is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and was also a member of the Software Engineering Institute’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) coordination center in support of the Defense Cybercrime Center activities.

She is an avid volunteer and speaker within the security community, supporting various Security BSides events around the United States and has spoken at DEF CON, ShmooCon, USENIX LISA, InfoSec World. She was profiled on episode ninety-one of the Darknet Diaries podcast. Throughout her career, she has been a staunch advocate for the importance of the privacy, security, and sustainability of modern technology in a socially responsible fashion, including by developing realistic career paths for current and incoming professionals to the field.

In her life outside technology and security, she’s an avid motorcyclist, musician, skier, swimmer, and bicyclist. She lives with her spouse in a home to two wonderful cats and a rambunctious miniature schnauzer puppy. She writes on various technology and social topics on her personal blog, as well as demystifies public-policy topics and governmental operations on Twitter.

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Elizabeth Wharton

Elizabeth (Liz) is Vice President of Operations at SCYTHE where she leverages over a decade of legal, public policy, and business experience within the information security and technology field to scale SCYTHE through and post a Series-A funding round. Prior experience includes VP Operations and Strategy for a third-party risk threat intelligence platform startup and serving as the Senior Assistant City Attorney with the City of Atlanta (Aviation). With the City of Atlanta, she was responsible for advising Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on technology policy and projects. She also served on the immediate incident response team for the City of Atlanta’s ransomware incident. Ms. Wharton is on the advisory boards for several non-profits including the Rural Technology Fund. She received her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law and her B.A. from Virginia Tech.

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Resume Reviewers

Participants have the skills that many companies are looking for but they may not know how to present this information to stand out or to explain their experience to non-technical audience. These recruiters will be on hand to provide comments and edits that they recommend to increase your chances in a career search. All sessions are on a first-come first-serve basis. Scheduling is not available.

12:00 - 14:00

Suzie Grieco

An experienced corporate and agency recruiter who loves working with — and learning from — clients and candidates and firmly believes that recruiting lies at the intersection of human capital and marketing. After five years of agency recruiting, followed by five years of corporate recruiting, she co-founded SG2 Recruiting, a boutique recruiting firm headquartered in Virginia. She continues to deliver talent acquisition solutions to identify, engage, screen, recruit and on-board hard-to-find candidates for large and small companies alike. In 2012 she started volunteering for recruitDC and became a board member of recruitDC to help elevate the talent acquisition profession.

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Christine Winchester

USMC vet as well as a recruiter for over 20 years in both public and private communities

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14:00 - 16:00

Jamal Drake

I have been recruiting in the IC community now for over 10+ years. I started out going to school for Network security and was introduced to the recruiting field from an associate and it’s been smooth sailing ever since. I enjoy helping others and recruiting gives me the chance to help them advance their careers. I’m always excited to talk to people and especially the youth about what the cyber world has to offer and how it affects their lives and future.

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Charmane McCraw

Charmane McCraw is a Talent Advisor for CACI International. She has over five (5) years of technical recruiting experience in various government agencies. Charmane enjoys helping candidates find the right fit in their careers.

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