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Jeremy Haas and Olga Polischuk The Workforce Show, Cyber Edition

Terry Roberts

Founder and CEO Whitehawk Inc Cybersecurity Exchange

We are driven to stop online crime and fraud in its tracks. And we know that starts with enabling all of us to take smart action today: for our companies, for our family offices, for ourselves. With Terry Roberts' (CEO) and Luis Cruz Rivera's (Co-Founder and Senior Technology Advisor) technical approach, we're delivering an innovative, collaborative, and agile e-commerce ecosystem; The WhiteHawk Exchange.

At WhiteHawk we drive to enable small and midsize businesses globally to take immediate action to protect their company and customers against low to mid-level cyber crime, fraud, and disruption. We use machine learning and cyber know to help you discover, learn, receive immediate online matches to top solutions, find insights, affordable vendor products and services, or chat with smart cyber advisors in real-time, so you can own your cyber risk and success story.

Swathi Young

David Ihrie

CTO, Center for Innovative Technology

Mr. Ihrie has over 35 years industry experience as a direct innovator in the fields of satellite and terrestrial communication, computing, and information science, and has been a principal in seven startup companies. In addition to his entrepreneurial activities, Mr. Ihrie has helped build four national scale business accelerators for the Intelligence Community, for DHS, and in the areas of cybersecurity and smart cities. Currently he is leading the Virginia Smart Communities Initiatives, and along with CIT Broadband is helping bring this new generation of capability to all Virginians.

Mr. Ihrie has a Master of Science degree in Business from MIT, specializing in the Management of Technological Innovation, and a B.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science.

Aaron Burciaga

Alex Mingo & Mark Manzanares

Mark Manzanares serves as a SAP Developer for a large army client on their sustainment team. Currently, he is working to pivot to analytics and working to be a Certified Analytics Professional. Together with his 5 years of combined knowledge as an analyst, he will dive head-first into clients' issues, bringing solutions of integrity to help make this world a better place.

Alex Mingo is a consultant who has spent the last 4 years building and delivering analytical applications to a wide variety of businesses. With a technical and liberal arts background, he has spent the better part of his professional career bridging the gap between business and technical issues faced by organizations, and leading the development of solutions meant to improve them.

Cindy Gurne

Victor De Leon

Víctor de León is the Branch Chief of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Office of the Commissioner at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, Mr. de León serves as the principal liaison to the Commissioner and senior CBP leadership on state and local matters regarding statewide-elected officials, including governors, mayors, and county officials, as well as the national associations that represent them. Further, he provides guidance on strategic engagement opportunities and helps to forge consensus on critical issues involving travel and trade, border security, and countering terrorism and transnational crime.

Prior to CBP, he served in a similar role for the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and worked with four Secretaries.

Victor earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from UT – San Antonio; a Certificate in Arabic and Cultural Immersion from Mohammed V. University – Morocco, Africa; and a Master’s in Public Administration from UT – Rio Grande Valley.

Cindy Gurne

Olga Polishchuk and Jeremy Hess

Olga Polishchuk is a security and intelligence professional with over a decade of experience in corporate security, open source intelligence, threat & risk assessments, and a wide array of physical and information security investigations. Olga serves as the Senior Director in the Threat Analysis and Investigations Unit at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, focusing on tactical investigations, threat assessments, and strategic intelligence. In her current position, she acutely focuses on expanding clients’ understanding of the potential and emerging threats and aids in real-time operational and strategic decisions.

Jeremy Haas is the Chief Security Officer at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, a cybersecurity company that operationalizes threat intelligence and delivers unified threat protection solutions against sophisticated cyber attacks to global enterprises and government agencies. Mr. Haas leads LookingGlass’ internal cybersecurity program; the threat research team’s collection, threat actor engagement, and analysis activities; and contributes subject matter expertise to customers and the development of products that conduct advanced threat detection and mitigation.

Jennifer Taylor

Sara Decker

Sara Decker joined Walmart in May 2017 and currently serves as the Director of Federal Government Affairs at Walmart handling all energy, transportation, and commerce policy issues. Previously, Decker served as Legislative Director for Senator Marco Rubio. Decker joined Rubio’s office in February 2011 as a Legislative Assistant for energy, environment, agriculture and trade legislative policy. She then served as a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, handling Rubio's legislative portfolio as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard. Decker was promoted to Legislative Director with Senator Rubio in December 2014 and worked in Senator Rubio’s office until joining Walmart. Prior to joining Rubio's office, Decker served as a Legislative Assistant to retired Congressman John Shadegg (R-AZ) doing energy, environment, agricultural, and transportation policy and as a Legislative Aide to the late Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Decker currently serves on the board of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute as well as the board of the Women in High Tech Coalition.

Aaron Burciaga

Dan Hudson

Dan is transitioning into his new role as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Analytics Officer for ReefPoint Group, LLC. Before this, Dan worked as a Reliability Engineer and Risk Analyst for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC). In addition to developing probabilistic risk models to identify and prioritize potential risk management strategies, Dan worked to enhance the USNRC’s use of quantitative and qualitative analyses to inform regulatory and policy decisions. As a part-time Senior Decision Scientist for Innovative Decisions, Inc. (IDI), Dan also applied machine learning techniques to insider threat detection problems under the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Scientific advances to Continuous Insider Threat Evaluation (SCITE) Program. Dan served for more than ten years on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces—first as an enlisted Marine, and then as a Navy Diver and Submarine Warfare Officer. Dan is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) and is Certified in Public Health (CPH). Dan earned a B.S. degree with distinction in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.S. degree in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. degree in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins University.

Cindy Gurne

Bill Albright

Born in Los Angeles, California, Bill Albright is a retired human resource executive who spent 40 ears working in the field for two leading high-tech, systems engineering organization. He also worked for a short time as a research associate for one of these firms. While he worked in many of the areas that make up the human resources arena, he specialized in quality of work life, diversity, health, and employee engagement.

He is the recipient of numerous award including the Black Engineer of the Year for Diversity Leadership Award, the National GEM Consortium Employer Member of the Year Award, and the HR Leadership Award of the Greater Washington, DC area.

He is a graduate of the University of Redlands where he received a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, and of the California State University, Dominquez Hills, where he earned an MBA.

Albright also wrote and published a book entitle The Pearl of East Texas, a biography of his mother Mattie Pearl Albright, available on Amazon.

If interested in Voice Over: Bill Albright,

Charles Britt

David Hunn

David A. Hunn is the President and CEO of the SkillSource Group, Inc. and the Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Workforce Development Board (Workforce Area #11), a business-led regional workforce initiative representing the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William and the cities of Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park. This workforce region is comprised of over 1.9 million residents and tens of thousands of businesses and is one of most dynamic and growing regional economies in the United States.

Prior to joining the NVWDB, Mr. Hunn was the founding Director of the Northern Virginia Regional Partnership, a public-private partnership specifically focused on developing a world-class technology workforce throughout the Northern Virginia region. Earlier, Mr. Hunn served for ten years in several career senior human service and workforce development agency positions with Fairfax County, Virginia government. Before joining Fairfax County, Mr. Hunn was a budget examiner and appropriations analyst at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from 1982-1987. He entered Federal Service as a Presidential Management Intern in 1980. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from California State University, East Bay (Hayward).

Swathi Young

Frank La Vigne

Frank La Vigne works at Microsoft as an AI Technology Solutions Professional where he helps companies achieve more by getting the most out of their data with analytics and AI. He also co-hosts the DataDriven podcast. He blogs regularly at and you can watch him on his YouTube channel, “Frank’s World TV” (FranksWorld.TV). Frank has extensive experience as a software engineer. You can find him on Twitter at @tableteer.