|Monthly Luncheon Speakers|
Click on each year below to reveal the Luncheon Speakers.
17 March 2020
Jim joined the Port in 2014 as Executive Vice President of Business Development—leading a team that provides strategic support to grow advanced industries on the 1,900-acre campus. He assumed the role of President & CEO in June 2018. Since that
time, over 3,500 new jobs have been created at the Port in fields that include aerospace, cybersecurity, robotics and other advanced technologies.
18 February 2020
Mitchel H. Butikofer
Mitch is Vice President of Workforce Digital Services at USAA, one of America’s leading financial services companies. Headquartered in San Antonio with regional offices in the U.S. and Europe, USAA has served military families since 1922 and provides
insurance, banking and financial advice and planning to more than 13 million members.
21 January 2020
Colonel James V. Hewitt
Colonel James V. Hewitt is the Commander, 318th Cyberspace Operations Group, 67th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. In this capacity, he leads more than 800 professionals across five total force squadrons and three detachments
in the conduct of cyber warfare and Information Operations training, operational testing, weapons and tactics development, exercise planning, cyber range development, and cyberspace capabilities integration into Air Force Warfare Center exercises
for Air Force and joint warfighters. Prior to this assignment, he served as a National Security Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
10 December 2019
Founding Executive Director, National Security Collaboration Center at The University of Texas at San Antonio
Former Strategist with United States Cyber Command, I am now the Founding Executive Director of the National Security Collaboration Center, located at The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA).
15 October 2019
Colonel Ty S. Gilbert
Colonel Ty S. Gilbert is the Commander of the 543d Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 543d’s 850+ Airmen conduct deployed and garrison Cyber, Engineering, and ISR operations for Air Force
and National commands. The unit conducts intelligence and cyber operations at the National Security Agency in Texas as well as provides worldwide engineering, configuration, and installation of national security systems.
17 September 2019
Maj. Gen. Timothy T. Lunderman
Maj. Gen. Timothy T. Lunderman serves as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Twenty-fourth Air Force personnel build, extend, operate and defend the Air Force
portion of the Department of Defense global network. The general provides assistance to the commander on behalf of the Air National Guard with cyberspace capabilities facilitating combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which
plan and conduct cyberspace operations. Twenty-fourth Air Force comprises the 67th and 688th Cyberspace Wings, as well as the 624th Operations Center.
20 August 2019
Erin Joe - Director, CTIIC
Erin Joe is an attorney and senior FBI cyber professional who served as the Section Chief of Cyber Operations at FBI before joining CTIIC as its second Director. Ms. Joe has more than 22 years’ experience in national security and criminal operations
as a Special Agent in FBI, most recently leading the Bureau’s strategy and response to nation-state cyber threats emanating from the Middle East and Africa and to cyberterrorism threats worldwide.
16 July 2019
COL Wade Johnston
Colonel Wade Johnston received his commission as a 2nd Lt. from the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of South Dakota in 1993. His assignments include the 304th Signal Battalion, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea; the 18th Field Artillery
Brigade (ABN) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division; the 75th Ranger Regiment; HHC, 82d Signal Battalion; the Mission Support Squadron; the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment
– Delta; commander of the Mission Support Squadron; the J6 Chief of Operations for the Joint Special Operations Command; commander of the Joint Communications Unit; COL Johnston’s last assignment was the commander of the Joint Communications Support
18 June 2019
Maj. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy
Maj. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy is the Assistant Deputy Chief Information Officer, Digital Transformation and Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. As the Cyberspace Operations and
Support Career Field Functional Manager, General Kennedy is responsible for the development of 36,000 officer and enlisted personnel. He balances costs and risks for Air Force Enterprise Information Technology programs in light of all legislative,
Department of Defense and joint policies and directives. Additionally, General Kennedy is responsible for integrating U.S. Air Force air, space and cyberspace effects operations capabilities into the joint fight by informing policy, synchronizing
relevant efforts and advocating for resources to provide secure, reliable and timely information to the joint warfighter.
21 May 2019
Colonel Todd M. B. Vician
Col. Todd Vician is the Commander of the Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, a field operating agency of the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs, with more than 350 people at eight locations worldwide.
Colonel Vician leads the agency that is responsible for Air Force Combat Camera operations; oversees archiving and distribution measurement and analysis for all PA products; manages licensing and branding of Air Force trademarks; deploys crisis
response teams providing Air Force PA support to contingencies; conducts research and establishes guidance on emerging technologies for future PA operations; assists with managing career field force development training; provides standards and
evaluations guidance for PA activities; and field tests and purchases future equipment systems for the public affairs career field. read more...
16 April 2019
Brigadier General (ret) Gregory J. Touhill
Greg Touhill, President of the Cyxtera Federal Group, is one of the nation’s premier cybersecurity and information technology senior executives. Selected by President Obama as the US government’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). He
previously served as DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. Greg is a retired Air Force general officer, a highly-decorated combat leader, an adjunct professor at Carnegie-
Mellon University, an accomplished author and public speaker, a former American diplomat, and a senior executive with documented high levels of success on the battlefield and in the boardroom.
19 March 2019
Colonel Scott O’Malley
Colonel Scott O’Malley is the Vice Commander, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. In this capacity, he leads over 3,300 professional Airmen across four groups with 26 units at 15 locations worldwide. He ensures the readiness
and employment of Airmen to build, operate, secure, defend and extend classified and unclassified networks through the employment of four cyberspace weapon systems and various engineering and expeditionary capabilities. He delivers resilient and
integrated cyber infrastructure in garrison as well as in deployed environments, directing the training, mobilization and deployment of Airmen, communications and computer systems to enable the combat effectiveness of combatant commanders, joint
task forces and Air Force component headquarters contingency operations.
19 February 2019
Lieutenant Colonel Kristofor D. Kelly
Lieutenant Colonel Kristofor “IKE” Kelly is the Space-ISR Coordinator for 25th Air Force and is qualified as a Senior Duty Officer of the 625th Operations Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Lt Col Kelly coordinates 25 AF ISR support to Space
Operations and 25 AF ISR from Space activities with AF Space Command and AF/A2. As a Senior Duty Officer, Lt Col Kelly conducts operational level command and control and advise and assist of global USAF ISR and Electronic Warfare operations.
15 January 2019
Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington
Maj. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington is the Deputy Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The command is responsible for the recruiting, training and education of Air Force personnel and includes Air Force
Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and Air University. AETC operates more than 1,400 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft, 23 wings, 10 bases and five geographically separated groups. Its approximately 60,000 active-duty, Reserve, Guard,
civilian and contractor personnel train more than 293,000 students per year. Read More...
11 December 2018
Lt. Gen. (retired) Michael J. Basla
Lt. Gen. (retired) Michael J. Basla is Senior Vice President and Client Executive for CACI International. As such, he maintains an informed understanding of Defense Department requirements in Space, Cyberspace, Business Systems, Enterprise IT, Intelligence
Services, Logistics and Material Readiness. He uses that understanding to match user requirements against CACI proven solutions and provide government representatives with information on comprehensive capabilities to meet their national defense
16 October 2018
Robert H. Cole
Robert H. Cole is Executive Director, 24th Air Force, Air Force Space Command, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas. In this position, Mr. Cole serves as the cyber plans, programming and policy advisor to the Commander in his/her role as the Air
Force Network Operations Commander, Commander Air Forces Cyber and Commander Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber (AFCYBER) to United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM). Mr. Cole provides expert and high-level leadership for operations, especially on
issues requiring broad-based and multi-disciplinary understanding of cyberspace policy, doctrine and capabilities. He leads and facilitates program planning and operations that require intensive collaboration among internal and external cyber
partners to include Department of Defense and other Federal Government agencies, foreign allies and elements of Counterintelligence and the Defense Industrial Base.
18 September 2018
Brigadier General George M. “Moose” Reynolds
Brigadier General George M. “Moose” Reynolds is Vice Commander of the 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He is responsible to the commander for providing multisource intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, applications,
capabilities and resources; electronic warfare and integrating cyber ISR forces and expertise. The 25th Air Force includes the 70th, 363rd and 480th ISR Wings, the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, 55th Wing, 319th Air Base Wing, the Air Force Technical
Applications Center and all Air Force cryptologic operations. These units include more than 29,000 Airmen worldwide providing flexible collection, analysis, weapons monitoring and operational intelligence to joint warfighters and the national
intelligence community. read more...
21 August 2018
Colonel Jeffrey A. Sorrell
Colonel Jeffrey A. Sorrell is a Deputy Director for Operations and Communications, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He is the functional leader for 7,000 communications professionals, providing
information technology services to over 67,900 personnel at 12 major installations. He leads a staff comprised of 150 military and civilian personnel. Colonel Sorrell is responsible for formulating and providing policy and guidance for all communications
budgeting, programming, operations, and maintenance activities within the command, as well as executing a $35M annual operations budget. Col Sorrell also executes AETC's Chief Information Officer responsibilities. In this capacity, he is responsible
for planning, developing, and implementing policies for integrating information technology across AETC. Colonel Sorrell began his career as an information management officer, with assignments at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma and Kunsan Air Base, Republic
of Korea. He transitioned to the Communications career field in 1997, with subsequent assignments at 5th Combat Communications Group, Headquarters U.S. Air Force in Europe staff, 355th Communications Squadron commander at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona,
the Joint Staff J-39 Directorate, 36th Communications Squadron commander and 36th Mission Support Group deputy commander at Andersen AFB, Guam, a Branch Chief on the Secretary of the Air Force Chief Information Officer A6 staff, Commander North
Atlantic Treaty Organization Communications and Information Agency, Ramstein AB, and most recently Vice Commander, 17th Training Wing at Goodfellow AFB, Texas. Colonel Sorrell was born and raised in Irving, Texas. He entered the Air Force in 1992
as a graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of North Texas. read more...
17 July 2018
Due to a scheduling conflicts with our speaker we unfortunately had to cancel the July luncheon.
19 June 2018
Maj. Gen. Christopher P. Weggeman
Maj. Gen. Christopher P. Weggeman is the Commander, 24th Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. General Weggeman is responsible for providing Air Force Component and Combatant Commanders with trained and ready
cyber forces which plan, direct and execute global cyberspace operations.
15 May 2018
Colonel Michael L. Cote
Colonel Michael L. Cote is the Director of Communications for Headquarters Twenty-Fifth Air Force and the Commander of the 625th Air Communications Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Twenty-Fifth Air Force provides full-spectrum decision
advantage to warfighters and national leaders through globally integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, electronic attack, information operations and strategic command and control. As the Director, he is responsible for formulating,
disseminating, and managing communications policy, procedures, regulations, resources, and architectures for command and control, communications, computers, and ISR operations across 5 wings, the Air Force Technical Applications Center and operating
locations around the world. As the Commander, he is responsible for cyberspace planning, implementation, operations, security and maintenance for the AFJWICS enterprise, 25 Air Force HQ and AF intelligence community systems to enable worldwide
intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
17 April 2018
Chief Master Sergeant Michelle M. Stavig
Chief Master Sergeant Michelle M. Stavig serves as the Superintendent, 26th Cyberspace Operations Group, 67th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. She is the principle enlisted adviser to the Group Commander ensuring the group’s
850 cyber warfighters are mission ready to provide dynamic and integrated network defense capabilities and response actions in the Air Force Information Network (AFIN) worldwide. These defense capabilities guarantee freedom of maneuver and mission
assurance directly supporting warfighting operations around the globe.
20 March 2018
Special Agent Raymond Martinez, FBI - Cyber Squad
Special Agent Raymond Martinez has been with the FBI since 2009. He has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Information Systems from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to joining the FBI he worked in the private sector as a Technical Coordinator.SA Martinez worked in the Los Angeles Field Office for over 8 years working Cyber investigations to include his assignment on the Los Angeles Electronic Crime Task Force. SA Martinez recently transferred to the San Antonio Field Office and is currently assigned to the Cyber Squad.
20 February 2018
Colonel Steven J. Anderson, 318th Cyberspace Operations Group, 688th Cyberspace Wing
Colonel Steven J. Anderson is Commander, 318th Cyberspace Operations Group, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. In this capacity, he leads more than 800 professionals across seven total force squadrons and two detachments in
the conduct of cyber warfare and Information Operations training, testing, tactics development, exercise planning, and cyberspace protection for Air Force and joint warfighters. Prior to this assignment, he served as Division Chief, Cyberspace
Strategy and Policy, Office of the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
16 January 2018
Peter Bosse, 335th Signal Command Commanding General
Major General Pete Bosse enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1980 and served on active duty as a radio-teletype operator (O5C) at Fort Campbell, KY. He graduated from the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Michigan State University in June 1984 and he was commissioned in the Signal Corps as a Second Lieutenant. His degrees include a Bachelor’s degree in Retail Marketing Management from Michigan State University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Business Administration from Northcentral University. Major General Bosse is an Advanced Joint Professional Military Education and CAPSTONE graduate and a Joint Qualified Officer. read more
12 December 2017
Paul Williams, Senior Director Of Security Architecture and Engineering at Rackspace
Leverages technologies and shapes business processes to transform the total business enterprise. Builds and operates multibillion-dollar global cyber security, network operations, and enterprise IT service organizations by purposefully optimizing technology and data security strategies and workforce capabilities to assure customer IT capabilities in high threat environments. Works well with peers, subordinates, superiors and customers in pulling together and leading cross-organizational teams to conquer organizational challenges and accomplish assigned missions.
17 October 2017
Brigadier General William Spangenthal, Director - Plans, Programs, Requirement & Assessments HQ AETC
Brig. Gen. William A. Spangenthal is the Director of Plans, Programs, Requirements and Assessments, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He assists the AETC Commander in planning and programming
$6.5 billion annually supporting 60,000 personnel across 22 bases charged with recruiting, training, and educating for the United States Air Force and our international partners. He develops the Education and Training Core Function Support Plan
and AETC’s inputs to the Program Objective Memorandum, leads AETC Strategic Planning, manages flying training and technical training operational capability requirements and oversees the Air Force’s only studies and analysis squadron.
19 September 2017
Colonel DeLange is the Commander, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
In this capacity, he leads over 2,100 professionals at seven different locations in conducting defensive cyberspace operations; developing, training, exercising and testing Information Operations tactics, techniques and procedures; analyzing and mitigating
U.S. cyberspace vulnerabilities; integrating emerging Information Dominance capabilities in support of Air Force, Joint and Department of Defense warfighters; engineering, deploying and delivering survivable and resilient cyber infrastructure
(deployed and in-garrison); and integrating communications and computer systems designed to increase the combat effectiveness of Air Force and Department of Defense elements.
15 August 2017
Zachary Walker, Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx)
Zach is an operational and technical leader with over 15 years of experience in information security, intelligence, and cyber operations. He is an Air Force Reserve officer, combat veteran, and Bronze Star recipient. He has led distributed cyber intelligence
operations for both the Army and the NSA, and he was commended for "leading transformational change" for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria.
11 July 2017
Brigadier General Mark E. Weatherington
Brig. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington is the Director, Cyberspace Operations, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command. In this capacity, General Weatherington provides integrated C4 capabilities to support the full spectrum
of assigned missions and to facilitate the vital information sharing and command and control needs of both commands. Additionally, he prioritizes and oversees defense of cyber key terrain as well as the activities of assigned cyber mission forces.
20 June 2017
Major General Garrett S. Yee
Major General Garrett S. Yee has led Army network modernization for the Chief Information Officer/G-6 since July 2015, while simultaneously serving as the Acting Director, Cybersecurity Directorate, since February 2017. MG Yee reports directly to
the CIO/G-6, and assists in the development of strategy, policy, and guidance for the Army's ongoing effort to modernize and improve the network and cybersecurity.
16 May 2017
Major General Bradford Shwedo
Maj. Gen. Bradford J. “B.J.” Shwedo is the Commander, 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. General Shwedo is responsible for nearly 30,000 personnel that conduct worldwide operations. Twenty-fifth Air Force airmen deliver multisource
intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources. In addition, they conduct electronic warfare; strategic command and control; and they integrate cyber ISR teams and expertise into the country’s
cyber mission forces. The 25th Air Force includes the 70th, 363rd and 480th ISR wings; the 9th Reconnaissance Wing; the 55th Wing and the Air Force Technical Applications Center. In his position as 25th Air Force Commander, General Shwedo also
serves as the Commander of the Service Cryptologic Component. In this capacity he is responsible to the Director, National Security Agency, and Chief, Central Security Service, as the Air Force's sole authority for matters involving the conduct
of cryptologic activities, including the spectrum of missions directly related to both tactical warfighting and national-level operations.
18 April 2017
Colonel Bradley L. Pyburn
Colonel Bradley L. Pyburn is the Commander of the 67th Cyberspace Wing (67 CW), Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 67 CW is the Air Force’s newest combat wing, serving as AFCYBER’s execution arm for generating, projecting, and sustaining
combat power through 5 cyberspace weapon systems. Colonel Pyburn leads over 2,500 Airmen, civilians, and contractors across three operations groups with 31 units at 17 locations worldwide. He also ensures the readiness and employment of Airmen
to conduct network ops, defense, attack, exploitation and telecomm monitoring for the Air Force, combatant commands, and national agencies.
21 March 2017
Vic Diaz - Assistant Vice President, Cyber Security Operations
As part of USAA’s Enterprise Security Group, Vic Diaz leads the Cyber Security Operations area, which includes the Cyber Threat Operations Center, Cyber Threat Prevention and Cyber Security Infrastructure. He joined USAA in 2011 after more than 26
years of service in the United States Air Force, and has significant experience in several technical and leadership positions with information systems, command/control networks, and communications.
21 February 2017
Brigadier General Mitchel H. Butikofer
Brigadier General Mitchel H Butikofer is the Vice Commander, Twenty-fourth Air Force; Deputy Commander, Air Forces Cyber; and Deputy Commander, Joint Force Headquarters–Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, Texas. General Butikofer is responsible
to the commander for the Air Force's Component Numbered Air Force providing Air Force Component and Combatant Commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan and conduct cyberspace operations. Twenty-fourth Air Force and AFCYBER personnel
build, extend, operate, secure and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. Joint Force Headquarters–Cyber personnel perform operational planning as part of coordinated efforts to support Air Force Component and
Combatant Commanders and, upon the approval of the President and/or the Secretary of Defense, the execution of offensive cyberspace operations. The general assists the commander in directing the activities of two cyberspace wings and the 624th
Operations Center, all headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, Texas, as well as the 5th Combat Communications Group at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.