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Mark D. Gelhardt

Biography

Mark D. GelhardtMark started his Technology career in the US Army and is currently a Colonel in the Georgia National Guard. At the pinnacle of Marks Army career, he was nominated and selected to work at the White House as the CIO/CISO equivalent, supporting President Clinton; the VP, the White House Staff; and the U.S. Secret Service managing all the classified automation and telecommunications. Mark is a combat veteran.

Since retiring from the service, Mark has held multiple leadership positions in IT, InfoSec and Cyber in the following positions: CIO/CSO for World Airways – the largest US wide body long-hall charter airline. CTO/Deputy CIO (over Global Operations) and CISO for InterCall - the world's largest conferencing company. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for TravelClick - a Software as a Service company in the hospitality space. Consulted as the Interim CISO for the Georgia Lottery and NCR. Currently Mark is the VP, Technology Governance for US Bank/Elavon – Elavon is fifth largest credit card processor in the world.

Mark is currently writing a book about his time at the Clinton White House, which should be published in June 2018. Mark's honors include being a published author, a key note speaker and panel member in the IT and InfoSec fields. Mark has been awarded CISO of the year finalist 2013, Global CISO of the year finalist 2014, and a National InfoSec Project award winner in 2013 and a finalist InfoSec Project award winner in 2015. Marks military honors include the Presidential Service Badge, the Legion of Merit, the Soldiers Medal (highest peace time valor award) and other honors.

Education

C|CIO, CISM, PMP, PCIP, ITIL, DTM