January 16, 2024: Chapter Meeting


Keynote Presentation

TOPIC: Generative AI and Cybersecurity
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Chris Prewitt, CTO/CIO, Inversion6


Over the past 20+ years, Chris has acquired extensive experience in end-to-end planning and execution of robust, large-scale security, privacy, compliance, and risk management systems/solutions in Fortune 500 and 1000 environments, supported by strong customer service and technical issue resolution. He excels in designing and optimizing cutting-edge enterprise security systems and data center architectures.


★ Developed a global security program at AmTrust and built a global security team focused on the implementation of the security strategy while cultivating relationships with FS-ISAC, NEOCC, and others to support the threat intelligence program.

★ Oversaw the sales support function, improved structured contracts, optimized service offerings, and delivered client engagement support at TrustedSec while providing engagement activity support for Fortune 500 clients.

★ Created a Charter and a three-year Global IT Strategy, including policy and program management/development at Lincoln Electric while transforming the security office from reactive to proactive, providing greater organizational visibility into threats and risk.

★ Architected and administered a $3M Disaster Recovery Re-Architecture to reduce RPO/RTO at Lincoln Electric while redesigning the data center leveraging data center standards to decrease power and cooling needs.

★ Built an IT Security maturity model to examine strengths and weaknesses based on ISO 27002 control areas at Lincoln Electric while establishing an improvement roadmap for IT security improvements and investment.

At this present time, he is excited to share his expertise as an award-winning cross-functional leader with a track record of managing budgets of up to $5M and teams of up to 25 direct reports in crafting and delivering tailored, transformational client solutions (with a focus on educating and upskilling technical teams).


Professional Development Session Presented by:


Presenter: Christopher Flesher, Director, Cleveland Office, Protiviti

Chris brings over two decades of leadership experience in guiding organizations to meet regulatory standards such as NIST, PCI, HIPAA, and GLBA. He has directed teams in the development of comprehensive information security programs encompassing Data Loss Prevention, Cloud Security, and Governance, as well as Policy and Compliance Frameworks. With a proven track record in both large-scale and niche project management, Chris contributes extensive delivery expertise to every client engagement. He contributed to a pioneering team that formulated a security architecture for an e-commerce client, which led to the issuance of three U.S. patents. Throughout his professional journey, Chris has also dedicated himself to mentoring consultants and has generously donated his expertise to various social causes, including Junior Achievement, domestic violence shelters for women, and initiatives aimed at equipping refugees in America with new skills.


Event Details/Registration

Sibling Revelry Brewery
29305 Clemens Rd.
Westlake, OH 44145

DATE / TIME: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

4:00 – 4:45PM Registration, Open Bar and Networking

4:45 – 5:45PM Technical Presentation

5:45- 6:00PM Food and Drink Break

6:00 – 7:00PM Keynote Presentation

7:00 – 7:30PM Networking Reception

(schedule subject to change)



Parking is available in the Sibling Revelry Brewery parking lot, as well as adjacent lots



  • Pre-registration is requested prior to noon on 1/10/2024
    Walk-in reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis only.
  • No charge for FEI Members with pre-paid chapter dues
  • No charge for Strategic Partners
  • $50/per person for non-members