Colleagues,

WE DID IT! Chapter of the Year!! And – Volunteer of the Year – Mr. Frank Gearhart!
Congratulations to everyone in the Colorado Spring Chapter! And THANK YOU to everyone for
supporting our Chapter!

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes a member who made a significant difference to their chapter, the association, or the information security community through dedicated and selfless service to ISSA. Not only was Frank our Vice President, and then our President, last year, but he also taught CISSP and Security+ Exam Prep Review Seminar classes for the past three years. When we partnered with the Cyber Resilience Institute, Frank stepped in on short notice to teach Certified Ethical Hacking to high-school students. He oversaw the planning and preparation of our Cyber Focus Day conference, our Cybersecurity Training and Technology Forum, our Chapter’s 25th Anniversary celebration, and the Cyber Technology Day at Ft. Carson, ensuring all were highly successful events. Frank also led efforts to engage the newly established National Cybersecurity Center, met with local cybersecurity companies such as Root9B, and worked with a local university to help ensure their cybersecurity curriculum is current. Frank is a consummate security professional, with impeccable integrity, and continues to be involved in every facet of Chapter activities. His accomplishments reflect greatly upon himself, the ISSA Colorado Springs Chapter, and the security profession he continues to volunteer and support.  We greatly appreciate everything he’s done, and continues to do, for our Chapter!

The Chapter of the Year award recognizes chapters that have done an exceptional job of supporting ISSA’s mission, serving their member communities and provides enabling opportunities. The accomplishments of our Chapter are too numerous to list here, but suffice it to say that the hard work and dedication of more than 70 volunteers, and the support of all our members, makes this a truly amazing Chapter! Thank you all for your continued engagement and support!

Colleen Murphy
President, Colorado Springs ISSA