What's New

Welcome back to the ISACA Illini Chapter page!

As the world around us comes to terms with our new normal, the ISACA Illini Chapter board will continue to hold monthly online events through 2022.  Keeping your health and the COVID-19 guidelines in the forefront of our mind, we hope to be able to hold some of our 2022 sessions in person dependent on the COVID-19 situation at that time.

We would also like to thank the ISACA Illini Program Committee members for their creativity and dedication to helping our chapter return to regularly scheduled learning events in an entirely new way! They’re always open to feedback or suggestions so if you get the chance, let them know how they’re doing. Members of this committee include

  • Becky Glinka
  • Katy Lovell
  • Ann Sallen
  • Dawn Klintworth
  • Mellisa Cain
  • Jeff Elmendorf

We look forward to seeing and hearing you all again soon, even if virtually it is the only way we can do it right now!


The ISACA Illini Program Committee

Our Events

  • ISACA Illini Chapter Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Cathy Slayton

    Jun 15, 13:00 - 16:00 (CT)
    Please join us for our Chapter's Annual General meeting. Chapter leadership will provide updates on Chapter business over the past year and announce election results for the officers and board members that will serve the chapter over the next two years. This is a free event that offers 3 free CPEs. Cathy Slayton will also be presenting on " How to Gain Executive Buy-in for IT Projects and Other Important Initiatives". Presentation Overview : How can the CIO or other IT department leaders convince the more traditional corporate executives to invest in new, cutting-edge technologies? This presentation will discuss ways YOU can influence the decision makers within your organization to support your initiatives and the technology needed to move the needle. In addition, this presentation will also include why the ever-changing role of the CIO is not only to keep the business running, but it’s also to innovate. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of these concepts and how to employ these strategies for effective decision making with your organization’s executive leadership. About our speaker: Cathy Slayton is an Engagement Management professional with nearly 25 years of enterprise-scale consulting experience. She is a highly accomplished executive advisor in Security & Risk Management with vast expertise managing cybersecurity projects both in the public domain and private sector. Cathy is a highly sought after executive consultant addressing the needs of her clients for IT Project Management, Organizational Assessments, IT Risk Management, Governance, and Executive Operations. She is experienced in managing enterprise projects in the $1M+ budget scale with an emphasis on providing direction and technical leadership for the planning, management, and implementation of IT solutions for mission-critical environments with emphasis on stakeholder and executive level buy-in. Her background includes experience with the top global research and advisory services firm (Gartner) as well as one of the top global consulting firms (KPMG). Cathy’s current role is of Chief Customer Experience Officer for a newly founded start-up company, Quantum Symphony Group. Cathy received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Florida State University and is currently pursuing a Juris Masters degree from Florida State University – College of Law. She is also a soon to be published author with her book on corporate wisdom available this fall. About the event… Date and time: Thursday, June 15th, from 1:00PM to 4:00 PM. CST Registration: This is a Free event, however, registration on our ISACA Illini chapter site is required CPEs: 3