Local Chapters of the FAIR Institute provide the opportunity to meet with your peers across a variety of industries in your geographical area to learn from each other’s expertise and operational practices and to exchange views on possible applications of FAIRTM.

Together, you will advance your knowledge of FAIRTM and expand its range of applications.

To view and RSVP to upcoming chapter meetings, you must be a FAIR Institute Member with an account in our member community, LINK. To join the FAIR Institute, please sign up here. If you have any issues or questions, please contact memberservices@fairinstitute.org.

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Greater Washington, DC Area

Co-Chair: Chip Block, VP at Evolver Inc.


San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Chair: Tony Martin-Vegue, Senior Information Security Risk Engineer at Netflix


Chicago, IL

Chair: George Quinlan, Senior Manager – Security & Privacy at Protiviti


Greater Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Co-Chair: Drew Simonis, VP, Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (Deputy CISO) at HPE 

Co-Chair: Jodi Schmieg, Risk Manager, Cyber Security at HPE


Pittsburgh, PA

Chair: Marshall Lambert, Cyber Risk Management, Highmark Health


Atlanta Chapter

Chair: Donna Gallaher, President & CEO, New Oceans Enterprises, LLC


St. Louis Chapter

 Co-Chair: Nathan Thomack, Manager, Cyber Security Risk Management at Emerson

Co-Chair: Nicholas Corzine, Manager, Quantitative Cyber Risk Analysis at Centene


Greater Ohio Chapter

 Co-Chair: Mike Radigan, Founder & Executive Director, Business of Security

Co-Chair: Joe Tanner, Information Risk Management Lead, Nationwide Insurance


Houston Chapter

 Co-Chair: Michael Lewis, Policy and Framework Advisor, Chevron

Co-Chair: Ashish Shah, Team Lead - Risk Assessment, Chevron


Kansas City Chapter

 Co-Chair: Michael Kromm, IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance Manager at The Kansas City Southern Railway Company

Co-Chair: Michael Meis, Associate CISO, University of Kansas Health System


Federal Government Chapter

Co-Chair: Cody Scott, Federal Government Agency

Co-Chair: Cary Wise, Senior Managing, Consultant at IBM


European Chapter

Co-Chair: Christophe Foret, President at C-Risk

Co-Chair: Tom Callaghan, Co-Founder at C-Risk


Montreal, Canada

 Co-Chair: Annie Lavoie, Director InfoSec, IT Risk Management, BDC

Co-Chair: Normand Long, Security Project Manager, BDC


Melbourne, Australia

Chair: Jason Ha, Director of the Digital Trust Risk Assurance Practice at PwC


Sydney, Australia

Co-Chair: Denny Wan, Cyber Security Risk Expert at Security Express

Co-Chair: Helen Teixeira, Senior Manager at PwC Australia


Perth, Australia

Co-Chair: Denny Wan, Cyber Security Risk Expert at Security Express

Co-Chair: Carl Celedin, Principal Consultant at Tannhauser


Greater Brazil Chapter

Chair: Leonardo Scudere, Managing Director & Partner at Cyberbric Solutions


Jordan Chapter

Co-Chair: Mohamed Abdul Rahim, Managing Director, Octo Security - Octopian Global Services

Co-Chair: Adham Etoom, Director of Policy & Compliance, National Cyber Security Center of Jordan


Join a Local Chapter

Apply to become a FAIR Institute member and join your peers at one of the local Chapters. 

Upon membership approval, you will receive notification for future meetings.



If there is not a local chapter close to you, consider starting one in your area.

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