Our Mission is to provide focus for women in Information Security through peer mentoring, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Our vision for Women in Security, Kansas City, is to inspire and support women at all career levels in IT Security.

We rise by helping others. – Robert Ingersoll



President: Cindi Carter

Accomplished Information Technology and Security Leader with over 15 years of experience leading large scale strategic initiatives. Self-Starter, skillful collaborator and results driven professional possessing outstanding ability to form strong alliances and deliver quality results despite adverse circumstances or organizational cultural challenges. Exhibits valuable combination of business management and technical mastery with great ability to bridge between engineering and business stakeholders.


Vice President: Nichole Windholz

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Secretary: Ashley DeJesus

Detail orientated, hard-working, and organized individual who consistently meets revenue goals, completes projects, and delivers on tasks both on time and efficiently. Has experience with building internal and external relationships to drive team work, set work flow, and meet goals. Has high focus on customer service and support through assertive, positive, and futuristic attitude. Immensely motived by education and growth and seeking a company that challenges workers while utilizing their strengths.


Treasurer: Melissa Spicer

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Dynamic leader with over 10 years of Enterprise Security management including technology selection and deployment, governance, risk and compliance, security operations and physical security systems.  High-preforming information technology professional committed to aligning technology and business needs.  Experienced in managing a wide variety of information security solutions in large environments utilizing the ITIL framework.  Compassionate yet results-driven individual experienced in building teams of up to 35 members, including managing off-site resources.  Successfully developed and executed M&A integration plans and procedures over the past 18 years.  Possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) credential.




Membership: Trista Mock

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Dynamic, driven, and determined Sales Professional offering 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. Proactive, perceptive, and intuitive Account Manager adept at discerning personality types and optimizing business relationships. Highly respected Sales Professional with superior expertise in articulating the business value of unique and varied technology solutions.


Events: Leys Curley

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Innovative, organized and passionate leader who consistently connects the right individuals.  Focused on flawless execution today yet staying focused on the future due to a bold and innovated spirit and a shared vision. Has over 10 years’ experience in the Identity Access and Access Governance space within the Enterprise Security Organization.  Continually exhibits the ability to form important alliances between teams and organizations to deliver quality results in every area of our business while challenging others to do the same.



    

Communications: Britney Hommertzheim

Britney is the Information Security Director for AMC Theatres. She has over a decade of information technology management experience. She began her security career in the US Army where she began leading a team of 20, and developed her career to leading over 90 team leads and traveled internationally to assess the network security of military, police, and other government partners. She now oversees the Information Security Department for AMC Theatres. She is responsible for the development and implementation of the security strategy, oversees all security personnel, and ensures all compliance and regulatory requirements are met.

Certified CISSP and PMP, and also holds a certification for CompTIA S+ and IT Business Management. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied & Discrete Mathematics, and a Master's Degree in Cybersecurity. She has also held multiple board positions in both professional and charitable organizations.