About

About Our Chapter

Welcome to the ISACA Sacramento Chapter! The aim of the Chapter is to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout the region.

ISACA (previously the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) is a worldwide association of IS governance professionals. The association currently focuses on assurance, security, and governance and provides globally recognized certification in assurance (Certified Information Systems Auditor), security (Certified Information Security Manager), enterprise risk management (Certified in Risk and Information System Control) and  governance (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT). 

In addition, ISACA now offers Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a new security knowledge platform and professional program provides certification in Cybersecurity Fundamentals, and performance based certifications including: CSX Practitioner, CSX Specialist (Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond or Recover), and CSX Expert.  Exams and training labs are available now on the ISACA CSX site.

The association is one of individual members, often the sole practitioner of information systems auditing, security, and/or governance in his or her company. The membership of the ISACA reflects a multiplicity of backgrounds and skills that make the information systems governance field challenging and dynamic.

Our chapter is run by volunteers who are ISACA members nominated through ISACA Annual General Meeting (AGM). ISACA members' participations in running the chapter are highly encouraged. 

ISACA Sacramento is growing with around 500 current members, with 30% decision makers, 25% decision influencers, and 45% practitioners.  More than 50% of our members are CISA certified, 30% are CISM, 15% are CRISC, 5% are CGEIT, and 5% are CSXF/CSXP.


Chapter Officers
  • PRESIDENT - Adam German, CISSP, CISA 
  • VICE PRESIDENT - Rami J. Zriekat, CISA, CISM 
  • SECRETARY - Christopher Geraghty, CISA
  • TREASURER - Elizabeth (Liz) Alden, CIA, CRISC 
Board Members
  • DIRECTOR ACADEMIC RELATIONS - Satish (Sam) Malla, CISA
  • DIRECTOR CERTIFICATIONS - Kenneth (Ken) Kerrick
  • DIRECTOR COMMUNICATIONS & WEBMASTER - Cory Hamma, CISSP, GCFA
  • DIRECTOR GOVERNMENT & REGULATORY ADVOCACY - Tolgay Kizilelma, Ph.D
  • DIRECTOR MARKETING - Trinh Ngo, CISA
  • DIRECTOR MEMBERSHIP - Lea Escoto
  • DIRECTOR PROGRAMS - Harry O'Laughlin, CISSP, CISM
  • DIRECTOR SEMINARS & CONFERENCES - Richard Swain, CISSP, CCSP, CRISC, CIPM
  • DIRECTOR SheLeadsTech - Mari Heiser
  • DIRECTOR VOLUNTEERS - Jill Feagans, CISM, CISSP, CCSP, HCISSP
  • PAST PRESIDENT - VACANT

Postal Address


ISACA Sacramento Chapter, Inc.
PO Box 1911
Orangevale, CA 95662

President
Program Chair
Program Chair
Treasurer
Membership Director
Academic Relations Coordinator
Marketing Coordinator
SheLeadsTech Liaison
CGEIT Coordinator, CISA Coordinator, CISM Coordinator, CRISC Coordinator
GRA Coordinator
Newsletter Editor, Content Author