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As of DECEMBER20, 2017



Strategic Advisory Board


The Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) is responsible for providing integrated, long-term strategic planning and oversight for the organization. The SAB is comprised of thought leaders in various fields of expertise across academic, industry, and government whose knowledge, expertise, and influence provide a unique ability to guide the direction of an organization such as SC Cyber. The broad theme and strategic vision crafted by the SAB will be expanded and advised by the Executive Committee and executed by the Executive Director and staff.


The Strategic Advisory Board is made up of the following members:


Bridget Abashian, Sentar

Dr. Michael Bachmann, RADM/USN (Ret.), Scientific Research Corporation

Doug Benefield, Wave Sciences

Andy Bowden, SCANA

John Forte, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Hossein Haj-Hariri, University of South Carolina

Mr. Steven Tibrea, Savannah River National Laboratory

David Monahan, SPAWAR

Joyce Moyer, Jaxon Mattison Consulting

Bryant Walker Smith, University of South Carolina

Glenn Starkman, Soteria

Tommy Suggs, KeenanSuggs

Dr. Charles Watt, Clemson University

Dr. Mary Harris (Ret), Savannah River National Laboratory

Dr. Sandra Jordan, USC-Aiken

Mr. David Furr, Furr Law



Executive Committee


The Executive Committee (EC) is responsible for providing frequent, largely tactical support to the Executive Director to include program content, event planning, technical advisory, partner development, and general administration. The EC has been largely responsible for the strategic development of SC Cyber to date and represents a highly active and talented group of experts across a variety of academic, industry, and government backgrounds.


The Executive Committee is composed of the following members:

• Katie Arrington, Dispersive Group
• Dave Coldren, SPAWAR / SC National Guard
• Tonya Davis, Trident Technical College
• Dr. Csilla Farkas, University of South Carolina
• Dr. Dennis Lester, Clemson University
• Bob Miller, SPAWAR
• Robert Morris, SAIC
• James Perry, University of South Carolina
• Michael Santarcangelo, Security Catalyst


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