Grace has been a member of ISACA for seven years and currently serves as Committee Chairperson for the Board of Directors. She is an ISACA trainer and presents and lectures frequently for ISACA, PwC, SIFMA IA, IIA, and other organizations on cybersecurity and risk-related topics.
Grace is a Manager within PwC’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice and has been practicing in the profession for over 18 years. She is a subject matter specialist on cybersecurity and leads teams of security and IT audit consultants in providing security strategy, threat and vulnerability management, and technical security and risk assurance services for large multinational organizations.
Grace holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration in Technology Management. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) professional and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (ISO 27001 LA).
Nick has been an ISACA member since 2013 and currently serving on the West Florida Chapter Events Committee. Nick is an IT Audit Manager at TECO Energy with more than 10 years of experience in Audit, Risk, Security, and Compliance. Prior to TECO, he worked in IT and financial audit roles at Raymond James Financial and Ernst & Young.
Nick earned his Bachelor degree (Accounting, MIS, & Marketing) from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Jose has been a member of the West Florida Chapter since 2005 and served as the Chapter CSX Liaison.
Jose is currently a VP for Third Party Assessments at Citi with over 15 years of Security, Audit, Risk and Compliance experience. Prior to working for Citi, Jose worked for two Tampa area companies; WellCare Health Plans and Certegy/Fidelity focusing on HIPAA, SOX, and PCI Compliance. Jose also worked for Intel in Northern California where he held various positions as Product/Project/Program Manager, Information Security, and IT Audit.
Jose is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia with a BS in Accountancy and is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
Jon joined the West Florida ISACA Chapter in 2006. He is president of CastleGarde Inc, an information security professional services company based in Tampa since 2005. In his capacity, Jon lectures and presents on many aspects of modern cybersecurity, privacy and information technology to civic groups, as well as in business to senior and C level executives through the United States. Jon remains active in the academic community with memberships and presentations to university student organizations.
Jon earned CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, certifications, among others. He received a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) at USF and is currently a graduate student at USF. Jon is an active member of Tau Bata Pi.
Kami has been a member of the West Florida ISACA chapter since 2009, serving first as the Webmaster then as the Vice President and currently as the Membership Director.
Kami is currently the Watch Technology Compliance Leader at Nielsen where she is accountable for ensuring platforms and products remain in compliance with regulatory standards. Kami has over 9 years of external audit and risk and controls experience working at PwC as a Risk Assurance Manager, as a VP of Enterprise Infrastructure Risk Mgt at Citi and an IT Advisory Manager at KPMG.
Kami is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Decision Information Systems and Masters of Science in Information System and Operations Management at the University of Florida.
Deep is a new member of the West Florida ISACA Chapter taking the position Director of Sponsorship. Deep is currently working as a Consultant in the IAFA – Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice for Protiviti with a focus on providing Information Technology audit services. Prior to joining Protiviti, Deep completed his education at the University of Florida receiving a Masters in Information Systems and Operations Management. Deep is involved in performing client Application (s) IT Audits and multiple IT SOX engagements during the year. Deep is passionate about networking opportunities that lead to building work and personal relationships that will help steer a successful career in Internal Auditing.
Brian Isserman has been a member of the West Florida ISACA chapter since 2017.
Brian is currently working as a Senior Consultant in the Technology Consulting practice for Protiviti in Tampa, Florida. Areas of focus include Identity & Access Management and Security & Privacy. Brian has over 2 years of experience working in identity and access management (IAM) completing a variety of projects for organizations including the development of enterprise IAM strategies and roadmaps, conducting Active Directory assessments, and developing enterprise role-based access controls.
Prior to working at Protiviti, Brian completed his education at the University of Florida receiving a Bachelors in Industrial and System Engineering. He later worked as an ERP implementation consultant for 2 years where he oversaw the design and implementation of accounting, inventory management, and financial reporting software systems for commercial and non-profit organizations.
Dr. Mia Plachkinova
Dr. Mia Plachkinova has been an ISACA member since 2014. She joined the West Florida Chapter in 2015 and has been serving on the CSX committee for the last 6 months. Mia has participated in a number of ISACA events including the GRC conference.
Mia is an Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at the University of Tampa with over 10 years of IT experience in the private and public sectors. She received a doctorate in Information Systems and Technology from Claremont Graduate University, CA. Mia also holds several professional certificates such as CISM, PMP, VMWare’s VTSP, and VSP, and she is a certified internal auditor according to the ISO 27001 standard. Her research work focuses on human behavior and compliance with information security best practices as well as security in the healthcare domain. As an educator, Mia is interested in expanding the ISACA West Chapter’s outreach towards the academic community.
Her experience and contacts with the local universities and colleges provide Mia with the means to reach out to students and establish more ISACA student chapters in the Tampa Bay area.
Dan has been a member of the West Florida chapter since 2004.
Dan is currently President of PM Kinetics LLC and has over fifteen years’ experience in the corporate environment and twenty years as a management consultant.
Dan has previously served several terms as Treasurer, Secretary, and Webmaster for the West Florida chapter. He has also volunteered his time at ISACA International for the CRISC and CISM Certification Exam Committees, item writing and reviews, and has been an SME and Editor for ISACA on COBIT and CRISC.