Advisory Board

As an academic program within GVSU's School of Computing, the cybersecurity programs draw upon the insights of our advisory board. The cybersecurity advisory board is composed of local cybersecurity leaders. These group of experienced career professionals are from major corporations, consulting firms, tech start-ups, developers and more. The Board meets regularly with Cybersecurity faculty to advise on matters of curriculum, internships, industry trends, and partnership opportunities. The goal of the Board is to ensure that Grand Valley's Cybersecurity program stays at the forefront of cybersecurity education, and is aligned with the needs and expectations of our industry partners. 

Advisory Board Members

John DeRyke
Senior Client Manager, Optiv

Josh Engelsma
Senior Scientist, Rank One Computing

Betsy Freeman
CEO, Radius Advisory Group, LLC

Rebecca Harvey
Co-Founder of the Women's Security Alliance

Greg Hatcher
White Knight Labs Founder

Craig James-Heer
Chief Information Security Officer, Gordon Food Services

Abraham Jones
Director of Cybersecurity, Wolverine Worldwide

Philip Keibler
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Meijer

Paul Kennedy
Senior Manager, vCISO, Rehmann

Jim Kuiphof
Deputy Chief Information Security Office, Corewell Health

Scott McKee
Director of Corporate Security and Chief Information Security Officer, Steelcase

Heath Quakenbush
VP, Information Security, Perrigo

Sara Schmidt
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer, US Foods

Ali Syed
VP Information Security & Risk, Amway

Want to Join?

Are you a cybersecurity professional that would like to get involved with our advisory board? We would love to connect with you. Please fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you. 


Page last modified February 8, 2024