Leadership

Jeff Gaynor  

Founder, Cyber Resilience Center of Excellence (CRCE) USA.

Jeff is a National Preparedness Thought Leader, advocate for and practitioner of Critical Infrastructure, Business, Community and National Resilience mindsets, metrics, methodologies and technologies.  Jeff’s National and Homeland Security career spans better than a half-century.  He is a retired Army Colonel and Silver Star recipient.  In his 30+ years of military service, Jeff’s assignments ranged from the Foxhole to the White House.  They included: Advisor to Vietnamese Territorial Forces; Intelligence Officer; Counterintelligence Agent and Operations Officer; Intelligence Battalion Commander and the Presidential Communications Security Officer and an Alternate Military Aide to Presidents’ Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Upon retiring from the Army, Jeff became the Principal Action Officer for creation of the Defense-wide Information Assurance Program and upon his appointment as a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive, directed Defense Department Year 2000 Operations and subsequently became the Department’s first Principal Director for Security and Information Operations.  In the immediate wake of 9/11, Jeff served as a Defense Intelligence Liaison Officer to the White House and upon his detail there, created and directed the Emergency Response Senior Advisory Committee of the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council.  With the creation of DHS and the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), in early 2005, he created and directed the HSAC’s Critical Infrastructure Task Force (CITF).  Its January 2006 Report and principal recommendation to: “Promulgate Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) as the top-level strategic objective – the desired outcome – to drive national policy and planning,” stands as “The Foundational U.S. Government document on Critical Infrastructure Resilience.”

Jeff is the Immediate Past President and CEO of the InfraGard National Members Alliance, a Past President of the InfraGard Atlanta Members Alliance and is the President of American Resilience, LLC.

“The Predator’s View: The Imperative for Critical Infrastructure Resilience’  by Jeff Gaynor, Colonel U.S. Army (retired), Previously published in The Executive Journal of InfraGard San Diego (Volume 1, Issue 3). Copyright © 2016 InfraGard San Diego Members Alliance. Reprinted with permission of InfraGard San Diego Members Alliance. 

Minna LeVine

Founder, Cyber Resilience Center of Excellence (CRCE) USA.

Minna is the CEO, Chamber of Eco Commerce, and Founder of Smart Community Group.

Minna has decades of leadership experience in Managing Organizations, Individuals, and Brands. She has grown established companies and built emerging businesses. Liaison between management teams worldwide. She has served numerous Non-Profits and Trade Organizations. 

Minna’s working group experience includes: InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. SMART Community Exchange (SCE). CEO Water Mandate (UNDP); Business Call to Action (UNDP); Innovation Center for Climate Resilience (ICCR); TransAtlantic Education Leadership Exchange (TELE), and EU-based trade and investment, education and cultural exchange.

Minna is also serving as the President, Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce Southeast; President, Scandinavian American Foundation of Georgia (SAFG); Administrator USANOR, and UNICEF volunteer.

Minna immigrated into the U.S. in 1984; Resided in 15 countries; Multi-lingual communicator; Education in Finland, Switzerland, United States. 

William LeVine

Founder, Cyber Resilience Center of Excellence (CRCE) USA.

30 years experience in IT, managing strategy, development and technology implementation projects. Detailed knowledge and experience across the full range of the SDLC process. Decades of experience in interacting with ‘C’ level stakeholders as both a consultant, and as an employee for a variety of companies and industries including: Financial, Insurance, Membership Services, Manufacturing, and Aerospace. Unique ability to take a process view to project and program management in order to
organize, communicate, analyze, and problem solve activities across departments and external organizations.

Unique ability to understand the current capabilities within an IT organization and lead transformational change aligned with strategic business goals. Scope of capabilities includes the following:

IT “C” Level and Operational Management
Project Management andProgram Management
Strategic Development; roadmaps and development of long term capabilities
Business Process Development
Workflow Development
Requirements Gathering
Delivery and Technical Management
Management of Testing and Development of Acceptance Testing
Contract Management including RFP/RFQ proposals and Vendor Selection Processes
Change Management
Vendor Relationship Management of large firms: IBM, Accenture, CSC, ArthurAndersen, Infosys, Capgemini, North Highland
Cyber Security

Education

Columbia University, New York City – Executive MBA; University of Houston, PhD program Chemical Engineering; PennState, Masters in Chemical Engineering; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bachelor of Science in Engineering.