Dear Fellow Members,
I’m excited to announce a major milestone in the ISACA Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter history. GWDC surpassed the 4,000-member milestone last week for the first time ever in our 46-year history.
This is a significant accomplishment. GWDC is now the second largest ISACA chapter in the world. Since the beginning of 2019, we have seen a consistent growth rate of nearly 20%. This upward trajectory is a true testament to the value GWDC brings to the D.C. region in terms of education events, continuous learning, certification preparation, networking opportunities, and partnerships or sponsorships with other organizations. I’m proud of the Board of Directors and the volunteers that put in countless hours to run the chapter day in and day out. Their dedication and passion to give back is what makes our organization so special.
Not only do I have the pleasure of announcing the membership milestone, but if you have not seen already, ISACA has a new logo. As a result, GWDC also has a new logo. We are working on getting our website updated, but you can get a sneak peek of it here in the newsletter.
“The new ISACA logo, with its rotating circular graphics, symbolizes the sense of agility and momentum that will propel us into becoming the modern learning organization that enables resilience and confidence in the face of change. It also conveys a sense of people interacting with one another, and that is truly what ISACA is: a people-focused organization that connects our professional community across the globe.”
This year is also notable for the chapter because it is an election year. The chapter officers serve two-year terms. The present terms run from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2020. You can read more about the election process on the chapter website.
As always, we encourage everyone to follow GWDC on social media. We increasingly share updates and news on platforms like Twitter or LinkedIn on a regular basis. It is great way to hear about chapter news in a more real time frequency.
CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, CISA, PMP
Jason joined ISACA in 2006 and presently serves as GWDC President. He’s served on the Chapter Board of Directors since 2014. Jason is very involved with ISACA International and some of his volunteering consists of serving on the Chapter Services Working Group, Leadership Development Advisory Council, and contributing significantly to CISA and CISM exam preparation content. Jason is an Associate Partner within IBM’s Cybersecurity and Biometrics Practice. He holds the CISSP-ISSAP, CISA, CISM, and PMP.