Chris joined ES&S in April 2018. He is responsible for driving company-wide security efforts including product, operational and infrastructure security. Prior to joining ES&S, Chris was the Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. where he oversaw cybersecurity efforts for the Department as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). He has held other senior cybersecurity leadership positions in both the public and private sector including the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Research Corporation, and the University of Nebraska.
Chris served with the United States Navy for over 20 years in a variety of leadership positions. He earned his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science in Technology Education from Southern Illinois University. He also holds a current CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification.
Chris is a former Chair and Vice Chair of the Election Industry - Subsector Coordinating Council (EI-SCC), and an Emeritus Member of the Federal Advisory Board for the Dell/EMC Corporation.