UMSA is comprised of a Board of Directors and many volunteers who give their time to help our organization run smoothly. Learn more about UMSA Leadership:
Tyler Olson is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and professional speaker in several technology fields. Tyler brings well-rounded exposure from several sectors of technology including social media, data analytics, the sharing economy and IT, and has also been involved in the cybersecurity industry for over a decade.
Tyler was involved in a major data breach in 2009 at the age of 23 when he first had the chance to work with the Secret Service. Ever since, he’s been giving security awareness training for audiences all across the country, including Secure360. In 2019 launched SHYLD, a cybersecurity academy with a mission to help solve the cybersecurity talent gap in the United States.
Drew Bethel has been an Audit and IT Risk Management professional for more than two decades. He is a current platinum member and former Programs Committee Chair of ISACA. He is also a member of ISC2. Drew has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from St. John’s University and holds the CISA, CISSP, and CRISC certifications.
David Knight is an enterprise data governance professional for US Bank. He has also been active in his community as a youth coach and volunteer for the Rosemount Area Athletic Association, as well as general board member serving on finance & technology committee, including ISACA MN for four years.
Mike Johnson holds the Honeywell James J. Renier chair in Security Technologies, is a Senior Fellow and the Director of Graduate Studies at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota. He is responsible for leading the Master of Science in Security Technologies degree program and providing thought leadership in the areas of cyber security and critical infrastructure protection.
Johnson has more than 25 years of professional experience in security risk management, business resilience and enterprise fraud. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Johnson was SVP, CISO and Operations Risk Director at Bremer Bank, the IT Director and Compliance Officer for Dean Financial Services, and an FDIC bank examiner.
In addition to his contributions to the University of Minnesota, Johnson is on the board of directors’ IT committee for Fairview Health Services, Secretary of the Minnesota Infragard Executive Board, and is a founding advisory board member for the Cybersecurity Summit. Johnson has a Master of Science in Security Technologies from the University of Minnesota and holds a CISM from ISACA.
Marie Strawser has more than 15 years experience in developing and sustaining agile, comprehensive, flexible, scalable enterprise-wide continuity programs in business continuity. Over the years, Marie’s focus has been on developing and implementing business continuity lifecycles that enhance organizations’ capabilities to provide critical services at any time, regardless of the event and impact.
Marie has a B.A. in mathematics from Saint Mary’s University, an M.S. in software engineering from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is on the BCPA Board of Directors, serves as the Secure360 expansion committee chair and is an UMSA founding member. Follow Marie on Twitter.