CCI Blueprint Advisory Council

The Blueprint Advisory Council was comprised of diverse stakeholders in the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative. Their collaboration is key to the success of the initiative, which aims to develop Virginia into a global leader in cybersecurity and will address a critical shortage in the cyber workforce.

The Advisory Council members were nominated by their institutions and include representatives from higher education, business and industry, and state government. During the first phase of the CCI blueprint development, the Advisory Council will convene into four working groups.

An Executive Committee guided, coordinated, and refined the outputs of the working groups.

Blueprint Advisory Council Members

  • Leigh Armistead
    President, Peregrine Solutions
  • Shawn Avery
    President and CEO, Opportunity Inc.
  • Sanju Bansal*
    Chief Executive Officer, Hunch Analytics
  • Greg Baroni
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Attain LLC
  • Paul Barrett
    Professor and former Dean, College of Business and Economics, Longwood University
  • Scott Bevins
    Associate Provost for Information Services, UVA Wise
  • Peter Blake
    Director, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
  • Rodney Blevins*
    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Dominion Energy
  • Dan Bowden
    Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Sentara Healthcare
  • Jamie Camp
    Director of Grants and Partnerships, Richard Bland College
  • Charles Clancy*
    Director, Hume Center for National Security and Technology, Virginia Tech
  • Richard Clarke
    Chief Executive Officer, Good Harbor Security Risk Management
  • Deborah Crawford*
    Vice President for Research, George Mason University
  • James W. Dyke Jr.*
    Member, Virginia Research Investment Committee; Member, GoVirginia; Senior Advisor, Virginia State Government Relations, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
  • Eileen Ellsworth
    President, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
  • Tracy Gregorio*
    President, G2 Ops, Inc.
  • Megan Healy
    Chief Workforce Development Advisor to Governor Northam
  • Peter Hesse
    Chief Security Officer, 10Pearls
  • Marthe Honts
    Sponsored Programs Director, Virginia Military Institute
  • Rick Joyce
    Department of Information Technology, Radford University
  • Richa Kaul
    Managing Director of Technology, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Bobbie Kilberg*
    President & Chief Executive Officer, Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Robert M. Lewis
    Chair, Department of Computer Science, William and Mary
  • Henry Light
    Council Secretary, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
  • Keith Mellinger
    Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Mary Washington
  • Michael Papay
    Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman
  • Brian K. Payne*
    Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Old Dominion University
  • Scott Ralls*
    President, Northern Virginia Community College
  • Melur Ramasubramanian*
    Vice President for Research, University of Virginia
  • Toni Riedl
    Chair, Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering, Christopher Newport University
  • Todd Rowley
    Senior Vice President, United Bank
  • John Savage
    Director of Cyber Security Innovation, Virginia Community College System
  • Lynn Seuffert
    Associate for Research Investment, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
  • Leo Simonovich
    Vice President and Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens Energy
  • Sharon Simmons*
    Department Head, Computer Science, James Madison University
  • Todd Stottlemyer*
    Chief Executive Officer, Inova Center for Personalized Health
  • Erdem Topsakal*
    Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Marianne H. Ward-Peradoza
    Dean, School of Business and Technology, Marymount University
  • Dale Wesson
    Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Virginia State University
  • Aurelia T. Williams
    Director, Cybersecurity Complex, Norfolk State University
  • John Wood*
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Telos
  • David Zolet
    President and CEO, LMI

* Executive Committee
See a list of our CCI Blueprint Partners.