Chapter Leadership

2021 - 2022 Birmingham Chapter Leadership Team

Alicja_Photo.jpg President
Alicja Foksinska, CISA, CFE
Protective Life

Alicja is a Lead IT Auditor at Protective Life Insurance Company, specializing in Data Analytics, Visualization, and Data Storytelling. She is serving her sixth year on the Board of Directors, and second term as President. Alicja is also an instructor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Collat School of Business teaching Business Visualization graduate course and Accounting Information Systems undergraduate course. Outside of work, Alicja is currently co-authoring the first edition of a Wiley publication: Accounting Information Systems: Connecting Careers, Systems, and Analytics (forthcoming 2022). Lastly, Alicja is an ISACA Global volunteer, contributor to ISACA Now blog, and conference speaker.

Elaine_Photo.jpg Vice President
Elaine Arnold, CPA, CISA, CIA
Vulcan Materials

Elaine is currently Manager of IS Compliance and Security at Vulcan Materials Company and previously held positions in internal and external audit. She is a CPA, CISA and CIA and is serving her fourth year on the Board of Directors.
Al_Photo.jpg Secretary
Al Cochran
Justin_Phoot.jpg Treasurer
Justin Headley, CISA, CISSP, CDPSE
Warren Averett

Justin is an IT Security and Risk Manager in Warren Averett’s Security, Risk and Controls Division providing Cybersecurity reviews, IT risk assessments and SOC engagements. His past experience also includes Governmental and Financial Services IT Auditing.
JoshSheltonPhoto.jpg Immediate Past President
Josh Shelton, CISA, CISSP

Josh is an Senior Security Auditor with USAA and has over 13 years of Accounting, IT & Operational Audit, and Information Security experience.
Eric_Photo1.jpg Webmaster
Jacob Young
Protective Life

Jacob Young is a Senior IT Auditor for Protective Life Insurance Company, specializing in IT audits of application development, infrastructure, and operations. His past experience includes external auditing of clients in various industries including financial services, manufacturing, and non-profit organizations. This will be his second year to serve on the board.
Lynique_Photo.jpg Communications Director
Lynique Gee
Regions Bank

Lynique is an IT Audit Project Manager at Regions Bank.  Her past experiences include software development. This will be her first year to serve with the Board of Directors.
Nanette_Pic Membership Director
Nanette Taylor, CISA
Regions Bank

Nanette has over 20 years experience in the IT Audit profession in the financial services and public utility sectors. She served as the Birmingham Chapter President during 1994-1995 and in other Board of Director positions over the years.
Ni_Photo.jpg Certification Director

Ni is currently a Senior Information Security Risk and Compliance Analyst with Guidewire Software Inc.

Luciano_Photo.jpg Academic Relations/Research Committee Director
Luciano Pitts
Regions Bank

Luciano is an IT Auditor at Regions bank and is serving on his second year with the Board of Directors.
Josue_Photo.jpg Meetings Director
Josué Alvarez, CISA
Regions Bank

Josué is currently a senior IT auditor with Regions Bank. He has over 9 years of IT experience as well as two years of auditing experience. This is his first year serving on the Board of Directors.
Jaylynn_Photo.jpg Program Director
Jaylynn James

Jaylynn is an Internal Auditor with BBVA and is serving her first year on the Board of Directors. Her experience includes conducting Risk Assessments and executing audits related to Technology, Operations, and Vendor Management risks.
Angela_Akermand.jpg Director at Large (Vice President aide)
Angela Akerman, CISA, CDPSE
Warren Averett

Angela is a Controls Manager in Warren Averett’s Security, Risk and Controls Division specializing in System and Organization Controls (SOC) engagements, vendor management, IT Reviews and other consulting engagements. She is a CISA and CDPSE and also holds the AICPA’s Advanced SOC for Service Organizations Certificate.  Angela previously served on the Board in 2019-2020.

Rollin_Clark_Photo.jpg Director at Large (Meetings Director aide)
Rollin Clark, CPA, CISA
Cadence Bank

Rollin is currently an Audit Supervisor at Cadence Bank. This will be his first year serving on the Board of Directors.