Annual Meeting



Record Date:

January 15, 2019
9 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Rio Salado Conference College Center
2323 W. 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona 85281

Members in "Good Standing" on December 1, 2018

Members in "Good Standing as determined by the Secretary on 1 December 2018 shall recieve a link to an electronic ballot via email  from our third-party provider (OpaVote) directed to their email address of record.  Voting shall commence on 10 December 2018 and continue until the ballot is closed.

It is participation from members like you which helps the (ISC)2 Phoenix Chapter continue to be a good corporate citizen, a strong leader in our local security community, and support the continued growth of our industry.

We apologize in advance for the email reminders you may receive every 3 days. This is a feature of the election tool and unfortunately the reminder period cannot be extended past 3 days. If you do not open the initial ballot and vote, you will receive these reminders up until the day the election closes OR until such time that we have received 130 of the 166 ballots sent.

The goal is to have all ballots returned on or before 10 a.m. MST on January 15, 2019!

Your participation, by casting your ballot is a key artifact used by government agencies and regulators that allows the Chapter to operate as a  not-for-profit entity.  Therefore, your vote extremely important.


Proposal Summary
Proposal 1: The election of nine nominees identified in this proxy statement for terms as director/officers, and the election of three of four nominees for terms as directors.

Our By-laws provide that directors and officers are elected to the Board by a majority of the votes cast, except in contested elections, wherein directors are elected to the Board by a plurality of the votes cast.

If any nominee does not stand for election, during the Annual Meeting substitute nominees may be nominated, selected, and voted for during the meeting by the Members present and eligible to vote.  If a subsitute nominee is selected  and  elected, they may only be appointed to  office upon submittal to the Nominating Committee a candidate package and completion of the Chapter's vetting processes. 

The Board may also choose to reduce the number of directors/officers to be elected at the annual meeting. 

The names of the nominees, a photograph if provided, along with a provided or substitute biography, are set forth below.

Director 1 - President


Mark Turturo

As President, Mr. Turturo oversees and ensures compliance with the numerous internal and external requirements that directly impact the Chapter organizations. Mark guides the development of internal processes and controls to meet and ensure current and future compliance. Mark earned his Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification (CISSP) and has maintained it since 2011.

Director 2- Secretary


Joseph Giannotti

Mr. Giannotti has 12 years of progressive experience in financial services information security. In his current role within Global Information Security at Bank of America he is responsible for technology engagement and adoption related to Identity and Access Management controls. Joe earned his CISSP in July of 2018 and also has a M.Sc in Information Management from Arizona State University.

Director 3 - Treasurer


Anthony Dezilva

Mr. Dezilva is an industry veteran with 20+ years in both IT Infrastructure and Software Development.  At least 15 of which directly related to Cyber.  In his various roles, he has had the pleasure of mentoring and developing team members.  He holds degrees in Software Engineering and Cyber Security, an MBA in Global Management, and is currently working on his PhD in I/O Psychology.  With an ultimate goal of contributing to the field as an educator of the next generation of cyber warriors.

Anthony is a Certified Presenter for the (ISC)² Safe and Secure Online® Program, a member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Cyber Workforce Development Workgroup, a member of Infragard, and an advisory board member of ACTRA.

Director 4 - Membership


Maurice Moore

Mr. Moore has been serving as the Chapter's Membership Chair since 2016.


Director 5 - Vice President


Christopher Mendoza

Mr. Mendoza is an IT professional with 18+ years of experience working as an individual contributor and manager designing, implementing, and maintaining enterprise systems and networks. Chris’ goals with (ISC)2 are to create educational opportunities for the Chapter members, to provide members with CPE eligible events and to facilitate the success of the Chapter’s Board members. Chris has been CISSP certified since 2016.

Director 6 - Programs


Gabe Gabaldon

Mr. Gabaldon has been serving as the Chapter's VP of Programs since 2017. 

Director 7 - Communications

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Karl Rusnock

Mr. Rusnock serves the (ISC)2 Phoenix Chapter as VP of Communications and as website administrator. Karl has over 10 years of cybersecurity and operating systems experience. Previously, Karl was an Adjunct Instructor with ITT Technical Institute, teaching information security curriculum, developing lesson plans and instructional aids. Karl was a Systems Security Engineer at General Dynamics C4 Systems, Inc. for almost 11 years. Karl is a member of InfraGard, (ISC)2, PMI, ScrumAlliance, Toastmasters International, IEEE, and ACM. Karl earned his CISSP and has maintained it since 2004.

Director 8 - Educational Programs


Paul Oyola

Mr. Oyola has over 15 years of IT and cybersecurity with a background that includes work in the financial, educational, governmental and critical SCADA infrastructure sectors. He holds a degree in Network Security and several industry certifications including the CISSP. He has experience with various areas of security implementation from design to configuration of security appliances and virtualization environments. Paul currently focusing his attention on cloud security in a DevOps organization. Among the industry frameworks he has used to secure networks are AWWA, BS 17799, CIS, ISA-99, NIST, and others.

Director 9 - External Relations


Joseph Skerly

Mr. Skerly  is a Senior IT Leader, Information Security Expert, and Project Manager with years of progressive responsibility leading, managing, delivering and integrating technology solutions. Creative and motivational leader with a charismatic style and successful track record of analyzing complex business problems and crafting appropriate solutions. A team builder with a substantial record of results.

The 9th contest on the ballot is for Director roles 10, 11, and 12. To fill the three roles the Chapter is employing a ranked-choice vote in which voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots.

The order of the candidates are shuffled for each individual ballot to minimize bias.

You are asked to choose 3 of the 4 listed candidates.

Candidates for Director Roles 10, 11, and 12

Candidate #1

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Mark Mach

Mr. Mach is a seasoned professional and leader with over thirty-five years of education and experience in the management and application of Information Security and Technology. He currently works as the Chief Information Security Officer at Certilytics, Inc. (ISC)2 Phoenix Chapter, and American Mensa. His background includes information security, management, information technology and security governance, systems integration, systems administration, network administration, independent verification and validation (IV&V), software development, process development and improvement, and technical documentation. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); and a member of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium ((ISC)2), the He studied computer science at Michigan Technological University and served in the United States Navy.


Candidate #2

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Jorge Rivera Jr.

Mr. Rivera is an IT Cyber Security Professional working for Intel Corporation in Chandler, Arizona, where he serves as IT Program Manager for the IT Cyber Security Governance, Compliance and Privacy Division. Originally from Southern California, Jorge grew up in Costa Rica where he went to High School and finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems with emphasis in Software Development. Back in 2002, Jorge moved back to the U.S. and has work with major companies on the Financial and Semiconductor industries. In 2009, Jorge achieved his Master’s of Science in Information Management from Arizona State University (ASU), W.P. Carey School of Business. Also, in 2009, Jorge and team members were recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for the development of HDMI Technology (High Definition Multimedia Interface). Over the last 13 years, Jorge has focused his career on Information Security, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Jorge holds several major professional certifications such as CISSP, CBCP and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. With over 20 years of experience in IT, Jorge provides a strong combination of technical skills, Project/Program Management and over Leadership. Currently, he lives in Gilbert, AZ with his wife Gabriela and children (Natalia, Julian and Frank).


Candidate #3

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Matthew Mason

Mr. Mason is an 11-year Army Veteran (9 years Active and 2 years in the Reserves) of the Military Intelligence Community. While serving in the Intelligence Community, I have been exposed to a variety of Information Technology (IT) roles including hardware component repairs, System Administration, and Information Security. I was placed in several different leadership positions depending on mission needs. This includes leading a small group on a remote site in a combat zone, leading and improving security and system administration programs to include training, provide guidance on current risk assessments and compliance requirements to appropriate chain of command. As a CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System) Security Supervisor I am responsible for performing both primary and secondary highly technical application and product support in one of two support areas: System (includes Application, Database, Network, and Server); or Security (includes CJIS/Cyber Security, CCTV and Access Control); and supervising a group of technical personnel. In this role, I perform technical duties that require the highest skill level in multiple support areas based on the changing needs of the department and supervise technical personnel. As a working supervisor, I also function as technical lead and/or business analyst that has responsibility for performing highly specialized work on multiple and/or more complex assignments.


Candidate #4

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Dustin Buschow

Mr. Buschow has been a practitioner for 14 years in various information management roles and participated in other relevant information security contributions through the NICE RAMPS federal investigatory grant. I'd love to contribute to our industry and keep our chapter growing as a member role.



Proposal Summary
Proposal 2:  An advisory vote to approve the Chapter's procedure and policy for conduction electronic voting as described in this proxy statement.

Our By-laws, Section 11.6. states "Elections shall be conducted by electronic vote; provided, however, that written ballots will bemailed or otherwise provided to members without e-mail and/or web access. The candidate who receives a majority of votes cast for each office shall be elected. Ballots shall be counted electronically, if by electronic voting, or by the Nominating Committee, or by tellers designated by the Board if by mailballot.

For balloting that is not associated with the election of directors and officers the By-laws and governing documents provide no guidance or direction.

The proposed resolution is intended to clarify the means and methods by which electronic balloting shall be conducted, and shall authorize the Board to modify the Chapter's governing documents, policies, and procedures as required.

Resolution 1 to the Membership

Resolution 1: 2019-01-01: The Membership hereby approves the adoption of the use of electronic balloting via the Chapter website; for voting by Members in Good Standing and present at a duly authorized meeting of the Membership, for approval, adoption, alteration, repeal, or amendment of provisions of the operating and governing documents, resolutions of the Board of Directors, and for the election or removal from office of Officers, Directors, or other Volunteers. The Membership also hereby approves the selection and use of independent external Third-Party providers of electronic balloting applications for use at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Membership also hereby approves the adoption that they shall use their personal devices to cast ballots and that the Chapter shall not provide any means to cast ballots.

Contact Information


If you have questions or require additional information, please contact the Chapter's Secretary via email.


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