2021 - 2022 Chapter Officers


Chapter President


Marc lives in Lexington and is a Director at Sikich, providing strategic guidance to organizations with complex cybersecurity needs. His experience includes a decade working with organizations of all sizes implementing, optimizing and assessing systems controls, information security management systems and risk management activities. Before his role assisting other organizations with their cybersecurity needs, Marc managed IT and information security for a global leader within the hospitality and casual dining industry. Marc has a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of South Florida. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

Vice President

Richard Rhodes, CISM, CISA

Rick Rhodes is the Manager of the Security Operations Center for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. 



Brian Kelley, CISA, CDPSE, CSPO, MCSE, Security+, former Microsoft Data Platform MVP (2009-16)

Brian Kelley is an author, columnist, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), accredited CISA trainer, and former Microsoft Data Platform (SQL Server) MVP (2009-2016) focusing primarily on SQL Server and Windows security. Brian currently serves as a technical architect covering data, infrastructure, and security concentrating on Active Directory, SQL Server, and Windows Server. He has served in a myriad of other positions including senior database administrator, data warehouse architect, web developer, incident response team lead, and project manager. Brian has spoken at the PASS Summit, 24 Hours of PASS, the Marathon of PASS, IT/Dev Connections, SQLConnections, the SSWUG Virtual Conferences, the Techno Security and Forensics Investigation Conference, the IT GRC Forum, SyntaxCon, and at various SQL Saturdays, Code Camps, and user groups.



Edward Zimmer, CPA, CISA, CITP, CCSFP

Eddie is a Manager of IT Assurance Services with a local CPA firm in Columbia, SC. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and is a licensed CPA in the state of South Carolina. His audit experience includes servicing clients operating in the fields of manufacturing, telecommunications, distribution, construction, real estate, power production, captive insurance and management, and emergency communications. His passion is assisting clients in meeting their compliance goals, and performing examinations for those already compliant.


Membership Director

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Newsletter Editor

Rhia Fanning

Rhia works as an Information Systems Auditor, and has over 18 years of Information Technology experience where she has had roles in audit, data security administration, and information assurance. Rhia holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Cybersecurity with an emphasis on Information Assurance from Colorado Technical University and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. She is currently writing a novel and has been the Newsletter Editor for the SC Midlands Chapter of ISACA since the beginning of 2020.




Kareem currently works as a Business Information Security Officer for a global pharmaceutical company. He has over 20 years of Information Technology experience where he has had roles in security management, audit, information assurance, data security administration, network support, desktop support and helpdesk support. Kareem possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Information Management from the University of South Carolina and a Master's Degree in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University where he focused on Information Security.  Kareem has been the webmaster for the SC Midlands Chapter since 2008. 


Social Media & Research Director  
Audra Woods

Audra is an Information Systems Auditor, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and CompTIA  Security+ certified.  Audra has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology.  Her background includes Systems Support Administration, application and server deployment, automation, scripting, Desktop Support, Computer Operation, Software Development, Configuration Management, and Cybersecurity Risk Management.  Audra earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and Business from Excelsior College of New York State University and a Master’s Degree in Information System with a concentration in Software Engineer Management from Strayer University of Newington, Virginia.  Audra has served SC Midlands Chapter of ISACA as the Research Director and now the Social Media and Education Director.


Marketing Director


Harriet has over thirty years of experience in public accounting, providing auditing, data processing services, IT auditing and compliance reviews primarily to financial institution clients.  She is the primary owner of Simpson & Associates, LLC public accounting firm.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master of Accountancy from the University of South Carolina.  Harriet is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA), the Information Systems Audit & Control Association ISACA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).  She and her husband, Ted, reside in Columbia.

Certification Director & Past President


Leighton is the CTO of ISFMT (Information Security Forensics Management Team), a provider of computer security & forensics consulting and certification training, and has presented computer security, cyber security and forensics lectures, conference presentations and seminars all across the United States, Asia and Europe. He is also the founder and CEO of Chimera Security, a research and development company delving into the realms of cryptography, Blockchain, mobile technology and cloud computing to create better and more secure solutions for today’s advanced users and providers. He has over 40 years’ experience in Computer Security, Cyber Security, Software Development and Communications Equipment Operations & Maintenance spanning the industries of retail, government, defense industrial base, banking, and information technology.  He retains many professional security certifications, including CISA, CISM, CDSPE, COBIT 2019, CGEIT, ISO 27001 LI/LA, CSX-F, CAC, ISO 27005 LRM and CRISC and has taught certification, risk management, forensics and auditing courses around the world over the past 18 years. He a designated HQ ISACA Accredited Trainer for all certifications and certificate courses.


Education Director

Todd Wilkins
An experienced IT and audit professional, Todd has worked at several state agencies working across multiple technological and auditing disciplines cultivating a diverse skill set ranging from software development, database management, team building, and auditing. With determination and persistence at the helm, he helped establish an IT audit function for two state agencies. Todd is currently at SCDOT and actively engaging the business and IT to promote and cultivate an IT governance culture focused on COBIT.


SheLeadsTech Director

Melissa Cody

Melissa is a security analyst at SCANA.


CSX Liaison

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Academic Advocate

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Young Professionals Ambassador

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