Program Committee


  • Promote NICE 2017 (Call for Participation, Event Registration) through each member’s existing outreach mechanisms
  • Select Presentations from submission to a public call for participation to develop an agenda that supports the NICE Strategic Goals (Conference Overview – for NICE 2017, the tracks names are the NICE strategic goals)
  • Nominate keynote speakers
  • Identify ways in which NICE 2017 can be inclusive and welcoming to all participants
  • Identify opportunities to best utilize conference spaces to achieve the conference goals

NICE 2017 Members:

Name Title Organization
Faisal Kaleem Associate Professor Metropolitan State (MN) University
Brian Gouker NSA
Simone Petrella Chief Cyberstrategy Officer CyberVista
Dr. Sean Creighton President Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education
Deanne Wesley Forsyth Technical Community College
Dan Likarish Regis University
Maurice McDonald Executive VP Aerospace and Defense Dayton Development Coalition
Pyreddy Reddy CISO Office of Privacy and Security North Carolina State Department of Health and Human Services
Brenda Ellis NASA IT Security Awareness and Training Program Manager NASA Glenn Research Center
Marian Merritt Lead for Industry Engagement NICE at NIST
Rebecca Onuskanich Founder Cyber Warrior Princess
Melissa M. Rhodes Cybersecurity and Special Missions|HR Business Partner Raytheon