We would like to thank the members of the scholarship gala's Honorary Committee, who have graciously committed to help promote this unique program and secure scholarship support.
Honorary Committee Chair
Lieutenant General Harry D. Raduege Jr. (USAF, Ret.)
Chairman, Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation
Chief Security Officer and Senior Vice President, AT&T
Senior Vice President, Cyber Solutions Group, CACI International, Inc.
Colonel Jim Barrineau (USA, Ret.)
Vice President, Strategic Cyber Initiatives, Cyber Campaign, URS Apptis
Richard F. Blewitt
President and CEO, The Blewitt Foundation
The Honorable Anthony G. Brown
Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Lieutenant General John Campbell (USAF, Ret.)
Chairman, Government Advisory Board, Iridium Communications, Inc.
United States Senator Benjamin L. Cardin
Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Vice President and General Manager, Cyber Security, NJVC
Mark J. Gerencser
Managing Partner, Global Commercial Business, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Melissa E. Hathaway
President, Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC; Senior Advisor, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Rear Admiral Elizabeth A. Hight (USN, Ret.)
Vice President, U.S. Public Sector Cybersecurity Practice, HP Enterprise Services
Her Excellency Marina Kalijurand
Estonian Ambassador to the United States
Chancellor William E. (Brit) Kirwan
University System of Maryland
Vice President of Federal Mission Programs, Civil Systems Division, Northrop Grumman
Delegate Susan C. Lee
Maryland House of Delegates, District 16, Montgomery County; Co-Chair, Maryland Commission on Cyber Security Innovation and Excellence
Robert F. Lentz
President and CEO, Cyber Security Strategies
Vice Admiral J. Michael (Mike) McConnell (USN, Ret.)
Vice Chairman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
United States Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
The Honorable Martin O’Malley
Governor of Maryland
James F. X. Payne
President, Public Sector, Z&A Infotek, Inc.
Senator Catherine E. Pugh
Maryland Senate, District 40, Baltimore City; Co-Chair, Maryland Commission on Cyber Security Innovation and Excellence
United States Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
Marcus H. Sachs
Vice President, National Security Policy, Verizon Communications
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Global Public Sector, McAfee, an Intel Company; Chairman, Board of Directors, National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance
Kent R. Schneider
President and CEO, AFCEA International
Brigadier General Bernie Skoch (USAF, Ret.)
CyberPatriot Commissioner, The Air Force Association
John N. Stewart
Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
L. William (Bill) Varner
President and COO, ManTech’s Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions Group, ManTech International Corporation
Samuel S. Visner
Vice President and Cyber Lead Executive, CSC