Sponsor: Jonathan Cantor, Acting Chief Privacy Officer
Executive Director: Shannon Ballard, Director, International Privacy Programs, DHS Privacy Office
Biographies of Members
Chairman: Lisa J. Sotto, Partner at Hunton & Williams, New York, NY. Ms. Sotto heads the firm’s Privacy and Information Management Practice and works extensively with the firm’s Center for Information Policy Leadership on topics ranging from improved privacy notices to responsible pattern analysis. She is a member of the family of a 9/11 victim.
Ana I. Antón, Professor in and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Dr. Antón has served the national defense and intelligence communities in a number of roles since being selected for the IDA/DARPA Defense Science Study Group in 2005-2006. She is founder and director of ThePrivacyPlace.org. Dr. Antón is a distinguished research professor in the software engineering field and former Professor of Computer Science in the College of Engineering at the North Carolina State University.
K. Suzanne Barber, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Barber is Director of the University’s Center for Identity, an effort of federal and state government and private-sector entities to develop identity management applications, to conduct education and outreach, and to combat identity management threats and fraud.
J. Howard Beales III, Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy, The George Washington University, Arlington, VA. Mr. Beales recently stepped down from his position as Director of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, where privacy was a key initiative during his tenure.
James M. Byrne, Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel for Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Byrne was a career Senior Executive Service official with over 20 years of professional experience in the military and federal government, including several years as a federal international narcotics prosecutor and deployed Marine infantry officer. Prior to leaving the government Jim served as the Deputy Special Counsel with the Office of the U. S. Special Counsel. He also served overseas with the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. Mr. Byrne serves on the board of directors for the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Renard Francois, Attorney, Data Protection and Policy, Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL. Mr. Francois is in the firm’s Regulatory-Data Privacy, Legal Services Division where he works on privacy investigations. Prior to joining Caterpillar. Inc., he was an attorney at Bass, Berry & Sims in Nashville, TN, where he worked in the firm’s Litigation Department on corporate internal investigations. He also has an LL.M. in Information Technology and Privacy Law.
A. Michael Froomkin, Professor of Law and Director of Faculty Development in the University of Miami’s School of Law, Miami, FL. Professor Froomkin’s current research explores the legal and technical aspects of identification and authentication. He also serves on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Advisory Board.
Melodi M. Gates, Associate, Patton Boggs, LLP, Denver, CO. Ms. Gates practices in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy, and technology. She served as Director of Risk Management and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Qwest Communications International, Inc. (Qwest) from 2002-2009, after serving in various senior information technology-related positions during a twenty-year career with Qwest.
Joanna L. Grama, Portfolio Manager, EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association committed to advancing higher education, Louisville, CO. Ms. Grama has experience in higher education information security policy and compliance activities related to the security and privacy of personally identifiable information. She was the former Information Security Policy and Compliance Director for Purdue University, IN.
Jeewon Kim, most recently served as Senior Director of the Privacy, Security and Compliance Organization for LexisNexis, Reed Elsevier Inc., where she oversaw privacy and data protection programs, and data security, for LexisNexis’ electronic database of legal and public records information. Prior to joining Reed Elsevier, Ms. Kim served as Legislative Counsel on Capitol Hill and practiced communications law at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Ms. Kim focuses on technology policy, risk management, systems interoperability, and privacy management.
Linda D. Koontz, Principal, Information Systems Engineer-Privacy, Business Strategy Department of The MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA. She advises federal government sponsors and customers on strategic approaches to building their privacy programs. Prior to joining MITRE, Ms. Koontz served for many years as Director, Information Management Issues, for the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Joanne McNabb, Director, Privacy Education and Policy in the newly created Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the California Department of Justice. The Unit protects Californians’ constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy through civil enforcement of state and federal privacy laws, educates consumers and businesses, and makes recommendations to the Attorney General on privacy matters. She was the former Chief of the Office of Privacy Protection in the California Department of Consumer Affairs where she provided consumer education and practice recommendations on privacy issues to California state residents, businesses, and government.
Lisa S. Nelson, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, and Affiliated Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Professor Nelson’s research focuses on the implications of biometric technology for privacy, autonomy, and policy.
Greg Nojeim, Director, Freedom, Security, and Technology Project, Center for Democracy and Technology, Silver Spring, MD. Mr. Nojeim is a former legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union responsible for national security, immigration, and privacy.
Charles Palmer, Chief Technology Officer, Security and Privacy, Associate Director of Computer Science Research at IBM, Yorktown Heights, NY. Dr. Palmer manages the Security, Networking, and Privacy Departments at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where various teams around the world are developing privacy-related technology and exploring how technology can help preserve privacy while improving data quality.
Lydia Parnes, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Washington, DC. Ms. Parnes leads the firm’s Privacy and Consumer Regulatory Practice Group. She served as Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection from 2004-2009 and as Deputy Director from 1992-2004.
Christopher Pierson, Executive Vice President, Chief Security Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for LSQ Holdings. Dr. Pierson oversees LSQ’s cybersecurity and compliance program and is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. Prior to joining LSQ, Dr. Pierson was the Senior Vice President and first Chief Privacy Officer for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s U.S. banking operations and a corporate attorney for Lewis and Roca. Dr. Pierson was President and Chairman of the Board of the InfraGard Phoenix Member’s Alliance, Inc., from 2003-2007 and served on the Arizona Office of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Coordinating Council from 2003-2006.
Jules Polonetsky, Co-Chair and Director, Future Privacy Forum, Washington, DC. Mr. Polonetsky focuses on privacy issues posed by new technologies and new uses of personal data, including government use of Web 2.0 technologies. He was formerly Vice President, Integrity Assurance, at America Online, Inc., and Chief Privacy Officer and Special Counsel at DoubleClick.
Ho Sik Shin, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Millennial Media, Inc., Baltimore, MD. Mr. Shin is an Adjunct Professor in the Georgetown University Sports Industry Management Program, and was formerly General Counsel for Octagon Athletes and Personalities and General Counsel for Advertising.com, Inc.
Barry Steinhardt, Senior Advisor and Trustee, Privacy International. Now retired, Mr. Steinhardt served from 1993-2009 in various leadership roles in the American Civil Liberties Union, most recently as Director of the ACLU’s Technology and Liberty Project working on issues including airline passenger screening, video surveillance, database privacy, and border security.
Marjorie S. Weinberger, Legal Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Information Security Officer for the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Division. Ms. Weinberger is responsible for development and implementation of policies and procedures for protecting personal information held in the State’s database of over five million licensing and registration records.