ISACA_Fall2  SC Midlands ISACA Chapter 54 Newsletter
 Fall  2019

 Chapter Officers

President: Leighton R. Johnson III  Vice President: Richard Rhodes
Secretary: Brian Kelley Treasurer: Vanessa McCutchen
Membership Director: Tom Hart Communications Director: Nicol C. Lewis
Immediate Past President: Tom Scott Webmaster: Kareem Briggs
Education Director : Audra Woods Certification Director: Sue Rusher
Marketing Director: Harriet Simpson CSX Liaison: Keith Sarto
SheLeads Tech Liaison: Melissa Cody Academic Advocate: Caroline Overcash
President's  Message

As this is my first communications as Chapter President. I want to thank everyone who has put faith in my abilities to guide our chapter over the next 2 years. I feel honored to have received your vote of confidence and look forward to providing the Chapter with the best possible guidance and direction I can drawing from my 18 years of experience with ISACA and my 40+ years of experience in the security and audit communities.

One of the areas I wish to focus and advance our Chapter support for is the advancement and mentoring of Young Professionals looking to join and advance in our Audit Profession. We have a wide range of potential programs, topic leaders, and professionals who can assist various groups, individuals and organizations with support efforts. Please contact Board member - Chris Ellenburg up in Spartanburg or Board member - Ross Barber (himself a YP) in Columbia for assistance and ideas to help
the young professionals as they start their career in Audit, Cyber Security and/or Compliance.

We will continue our Chapter’s long-standing tradition of holding ongoing, CPE based, training events on a frequent basis as we continue our steady growth as a Chapter. This tradition has provided many interesting and positive experiences for all who have attended over the years. Stay tuned via our newsletter, website calendar, and periodic mailouts announcements.
I look forward to assisting and advancing our Chapter into the future of cyber, auditing, and the general technical and professional communities around the state.

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 Education & Training


Starts:  Nov 20, 2019 7:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Nov 22, 2019 5:00 PM (ET)


SC State IT and Audit Conference, Co-hosted with the IIA and SIAA.
CISA Class
IT Track

Registration is open and all the details can be seen here!  The Palmetto IIA Chapter is in charge of registration for this conference.


Embassy Suites
Greystone Blvd
Columbia, SC 29201




When:  Dec 3, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (ET)

We are at work creating a fantastic last CPE opportunity for our chapter in Columbia, SC.  Looking for speakers willing to volunteer their time to deliver a great 50 minute presentation.  Send your bio, course description, and headshot photo to for consideration by November 1, 2019.


BlueCross BlueShield of SC Clemson Building
51 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229
Membership by the Numbers
 Chapter Membership: 381
 ISACA Certifications: 303
 CRISC: 50
 CISA: 160
 CISM: 83
 CSXF: 5

National Initiative Spotlight

On October 5, 2019, ISACA conducted its inaugural ISACA CommunITy Day! Members from all over the world gave back to their local communities. From members in St. Louis volunteering at the local Diaper Bank to those in Malta cleaning up the area known as the "Top Of the World", thousands of service hours were given to the world community.

Our very own South Carolina Midlands ISACA Chapter cleaned up the lake area and trails at Chestnut Hill Plantation.

Way to go team! Job well done!   
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National Conferences & Events
 infosec conf

Cvent - Web-based Software Solutions