President – William Smith Jr. CISSP, GSNA, CEH, GPEN, GCFA, GCFE, GNFA, CFR

Bill is currently working as a Cyber Security / Insider Threat Analyst for Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Prior to coming back to APL in December 2008 (he worked there previously for almost 9 years), he worked for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as a Vulnerability & Penetration Tester for 1.5 years. Bill holds an undergraduate degree in Information Systems from Drexel University and a Master’s in Information Assurance from Norwich University. Bill also holds the CISSP, CFR, CEH, GSNA, GPEN, GCFA, GCFE and GNFA certifications.

Bill’s contributions to the ISSA Central Maryland chapter have included volunteering on the training committee and serving as a past chapter Treasurer and current President (since 2008).  In particular, he’s helped streamline the chapter’s financial operations, oversaw a significant number of changes and clarifications to the chapter bylaws that have taken effect over the years and been heavily involved in the chapter’s efforts to start student chapters and promote the STEM field.  Bill has also assisted in various roles related to the ISSA International conference as well.

Aside from the ISSA, Bill’s is a member of both the IEEE and Infragard and also a lifetime member of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.  He has served as a past President of his undergraduate chapter and is currently President of the chapter’s alumni association.

Outside of his career / ISSA duties, Bill enjoy spending time with his family and partaking in activities such as archery, chess and playing guitar.

Sidney M. Spunt

Vice President of Operations – Sidney M. Spunt, CISSP

Sidney has worked in the Information Assurance arena for more than twenty-five years. He earned his CISSP certification in January 2009. Sidney works for C-HIT as the Chief Security Architect. on a large CMS identity management and access contract.

Sidney has been an active Member of the Baltimore Chapter of the ISSA since January 2009. He assisted with the planning and organization of the Chapter’s InfoSec Summits in 2010 and 2011 and the subsequent Mid-Atlantic Information Systems Conferences (MAISC). He was also a member of the Steering Committee and co-chair of the Attendee Development and Marketing Committee for the 2011 and 2012 ISSA International Conferences. Sidney actively supports the Chapter’s CISSP Study Groups and regularly leads some of the sessions.

When not working or supporting ISSA, Sidney volunteers as a Paramedic/Fire Fighter for the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company. He has been a Paramedic for the last thirty years and serves as the EMS Captain. Sidney is also an avid motorcyclist and travels around the globe whenever possible.

Vice President of Outreach – Rob Reintges, CISSP

Secretary – Zac Lechner, CISSP, CEH, MBA

Zac is currently a contractor serving as a Network Defense Analyst supporting the Department of Defense (DoD).  Prior to transferring into the cyber arena, he served eight years in the U.S. Navy; three years were spent with a fighter jet squadron and five years in the intelligence community specializing in signals intelligence.

Zac’s educational background is immense.  He earned his first bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Maryville University.  Then, he achieved a master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.  Getter bored with life and wanting to learn about technology, he went back to school for his second bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems graduating with honors from Liberty University.  He has gone on to earn the certifications Security+, CEH, and CISSP. Zac has been a member of ISSA since 2016.  In his spare time, he enjoys exercising and going to the movies.

Steve Chan

Vice President of Membership – Steve Chan, CISSP, PMP

Steve Chan has been an active member of ISSA-Baltimore since early 2008, and has helped Kevin Newman, VP of Education, with the ISSA Baltimore CISSP® Study Group.

Steve graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelors in Biology in 1975 and a Masters in Computer Science in December 1980.

Steve is currently working as an Information Security Officer for the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and has worked in the past for George Washington University, Sun Microsystems, Uniprime Systems, Dataflow Technologies, Computer Products Research Corporation, and Westinghouse Advanced Technology Labs.

Contracting work has been done at Orbital Sciences, Black and Decker, US Bureau of Engraving and Printing, IBM, AT&T, EDS, Paradyne, and numerous other organizations.

Professional work has included both people management and project management in information security, wireless networking systems, IT infrastructure, systems engineering/design, computer service/repair/installation, disaster recovery/business continuity, compliance, benchmarking, and expert witness work under oath in federal procurement cases.

Information Security work has included managing teams that examined and secured computers to protect against identity theft and any violations of GLB, HIPPA, SOX, FERPA, DMCA, PCI/CISP, and CFAA across multiple departments and organizations.


Vice President of Professional Development – Carol Klessig, CISSP


Vice President of Education – Chuck Dickert, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CAPM

Chuck Dickert has been working in the Information Security field since 2002 and earned his CISSP in 2007.  He also has the CISA, CISM, and CAPM certifications.  He currently works for Veris Group, LLC as a Sr. Information Assurance Analyst providing information risk management services to the Social Security Administration.  He has been a member of the Central Maryland chapter of ISSA since 2009 and has been contributing to the chapter’s CISSP study group since 2011 both as a study group leader and as a class facilitator.

Treasurer – Jack Holleran, CISSP, CAP, (ISC)2 Fellow