The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), a non-profit organisation that focuses on driving cybersecurity behaviour change, has announced that following nearly a three year stint as Executive Director, Kelvin Coleman is stepping down from the position and will leave his post as of July 18th. The NCSA board has named Lisa Plaggemier Interim Executive Director and will begin a search for internal and external candidates to fill the position on a permanent basis.
Since joining the NCSA in 2018, Kelvin Coleman has led the organisation’s mission to empower a safer and more secure connected world. During his tenure, Coleman led the global visibility of the organisation while helping it also secure some of its most prominent public and private partners to date. He says: “I am so proud of everything we accomplished during my tenure with the NCSA. And Lisa is such an outstanding leader and person so I know the organisation will go to even greater heights.”
“The NCSA has been on a strong growth trajectory over the last several years, and Kelvin has led the way,” says Jon Check, Senior Director, Cyber Protection Solutions, Raytheon, and Chair of the NCSA Board of Directors. “His professionalism, passion and industry knowledge have enhanced our efforts, and on behalf of the entire organization I would like to wish him the best in his new venture," he adds.
As part of the transition, the NCSA has named former board member Lisa Plaggemier as the organisation’s Interim Executive Director. Bringing years of cybersecurity industry experience to the role, including executive stints with MediaPro, InfoSec, CDK Global and others, Plaggemier has a proven track record of engaging and empowering businesses and their employees so that they can better protect themselves and their data.
“Lisa has earned a reputation as one of the most well-regarded and knowledgeable voices in our organisation,” says Check. “Her diverse background, relatability and business perspective make her a natural person to step into the Executive Director role. She will be an asset in building on our growth," he adds.
Plaggemier says: “The success of our organisation to date has been truly impressive, and I couldn’t be more excited to embrace the Executive Director role, and to take over from such an incredible mentor like Kelvin. “Over the last nearly three years, Kelvin and the entire board have worked tirelessly to build the sustainable foundations for our ongoing growth, and I look forward to exploring new ways to fulfill our mission and expand our reach to inspire individual engagement and behaviour change," she adds.