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Current President: Joe Vadakkan


Joe Vadakkan has been serving as a president of CSA southwest since 2018 . He brings more than 20  years of Global Infrastructure Architecture & Security experience, focusing on all aspects of cloud, cyber & data security to his role Global Strategic Services Leader for World’s largest pure play cyber security firm. Prior to this role, Joe built and ran cloud security organization.  he serves as a trusted advisor to his clients and peers within the industry. He focuses on understanding business needs, security risks, and the ever-evolving technology landscape in the areas of cybersecurity which includes Cloud, Devops, Data Analytics, Identity, Threat, SecOps & Automation to help guide his organizations through the process of defining and maturing their security modernization programs. 

Membership Management:  Dee Ramon 

Dee Ramon has many years experience in cybersecurity and is current the  Cybersecurity Account Security Manager at DCX.

Treasury & VP:  Susan Snow


Susan Snow has 15+ years of experience in Technology Audit, Third party Management and Regulatory Compliance (over 10 of these in the Financial Services industry, and 4 with a Big Four firm.)    Her “specialty” is an overall understanding of General Computer Controls, and how these are impacted by business processes.  She holds education in business, including an MBA in Finance;  additionally, she has achieved these industry certifications:  Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Events & Logistics Director:  Jerry Crow

Jerry Crow has over 45 years experience in the information technology arena.  He is currently a private consultant specializing in digital forensics, cloud security, information protection and cryptography.  His career in information technology includes experience with mainframe operating systems, formal work with software engineering and software metrics; line management of a software development group; work with local and wide area networks including routing and switching; and system administration level experience with every major flavor of commercial UNIX and Linux.  His recent focus includes cloud services security, identity theft prevention and cryptology.

Crow is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the ACM, the IEEE, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), the Cloud Security Alliance, Arizona InfraGard, and a senior member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).  He is a graduate of the FBI Citizens’ Academy.  He is chair of the IEEE Computer Society Phoenix Chapter.   He holds the certifications CISSP, GSEC, GCFE and GCFA.


Co-Founder and Liaison to CSA:  Rich Phillips

Rich Phillips has over 20+ years of progressively challenging experience in enterprise environments in Cloud, Virtualization, Network, Security and System design. This includes program management, procurement, deployment, troubleshooting, management and performance monitoring. Experienced at leading teams of engineers and consultants in the successfully deliver strategic solutions that meet the business goals. An interactive leader, who integrates team building across infrastructure & software disciplines to ensure user experience, is captured to deliver products successfully and on time.

Board Member – Lou Morentin , VP of Compliance and Risk Management, Cyber Security Services

Board Member – Amanda Murrillo , Business Development Executive, Cyber Security Products

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