Saturday Oct 21
Relationships of ISC2 candidates to the ISC2 board
Updated on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 02:33

Included here is a list with each of the board-approved candidates, accompanied by notations on their current and past relationship with the ISC2 board, and links to learn more.

Voting is open November 16th through November 30th. You have two weeks to research candidates, make decisions, and lock in your vote. Once you submit your vote, you cannot change it, so I encourage you to use whatever time you need to be comfortable with your selections.

As I’m sure you know if you’re reading this, I am one of the 8 people on the ISC2 board-approved election ballot. You can read more about me and my objectives for ISC2 board at Who is this person running for (ISC)2 board? (JJ)

Moving forward in this post, I’m treating myself as “just another candidate” for the purposes of demonstrating the current and past relationship of each candidate to the ISC2 board.

I’m also omitting any opinions as to whether it would be beneficial to elect candidates with current or past relationships with ISC2, or whether it is best to elect candidates with no prior ISC2 board relationship. That debate is for you. Here, I simply present the facts for your consumption.

Included here is a list with each of the board-approved candidates, accompanied by notations on their current and past relationship with the ISC2, and links to learn more. You will need to be logged in to ISC2 in order to view the candidate links at that site.

A standard term is 3 years. Some candidates below will have a seemingly strange number of years on the board. These appear to be due to times when that member was appointed, or asked to serve in a board position at the absence of the elected member. Some elected members have stepped down or relinquished their slots, and the board then appoints someone to fill that gap.

My disclaimer. Please note; I’ve compiled this information to the best of my ability, using whatever public resources were available. I’ve included links to resources, for you to use for your own research. I make no guarantee as to the accuracy of my summaries and encourage you to report any discrepancies you find in your own research. Information compiled from LinkedIn and candidate bios.

If you have additional notes, thoughts or data, please feel free to share them below.

List of board-approved candidates on the ISC2 ballot

Candidate Country Board relationship Links
Douglas Andre USA CURRENT 3YR

Current ISC2 board member 1 term, 2011-2014.Current Chairman of the Strategy Committee
Flemming Faber Denmark CURRENT 4YR
Current ISC2 board member 1 term, 2011-2014, +2010-2011
Greg Mazzone Australia NONE
Not on board, has served on ISC2 advisory councils
Kleber Melo Brazil NONE
Not on board, has served on ISC2 advisory councils
Jennifer Minella USA NONE
Richard Nealon Ireland CURRENT 5YR 
ISC2 board three times, 2007-2008, 2010-2011 and 2011-2013.Current chair of the By-Laws and Governance Committee.
Howard Schmidt USA PAST 7 YR
Past ISC2 board member 2003-2010, 7 years.Past Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Freddy Tan Singapore CURRENT 5 YR
Current ISC2 board member 2009-2014.Currently Chairman, Board of Directors



New(er) Candidates Long-term and ISC2 leaders
Flemming Faber Douglas Andre
Greg Mazzone Richard Nealon
Kleber Melo Howard Schmidt
Jennifer Minella Freddy Tan

If you’re seeking my personal opinion, I’ll be voting from the left column (new candidates) along with my write-in suggestions (for a total of 5). You do what works for you!

  1. CommentsRichard Nealon   |  Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Jennifer, if you’re going to put Doug on the long-term side, then I think you’ll need to place Flemming there too,

  2. Commentsjj   |  Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Richard, thanks for the note. The lists aren’t only based on time served with the board; they’re based on contribution and leadership. I could find no records of Flemming being on as a Chairman of any committees, as you, Howard, Doug and Freddy are.

  3. CommentsRichard Nealon   |  Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I know that Flemming can speak for himself, but he has served two years as Board treasurer up to this year, and is the current chair of the ethics committee. It seems strange to me that you would encourage folk to vote for someone on the understanding that they’ve not taken active involvement, and dissuade votes for people that have worked diligently ;-)

  4. Commentsjj   |  Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Richard, it’s nothing personal, as detailed here I have my opinions, and more importantly, the membership at large has theirs, and I’m trying to do what I can to meet a need.

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