Board of Directors

Below are the members of our Board of Directors for 2023-2024. Please feel free to connect with any of them on LinkedIn or reach out them with any questions you may have about our organization. The Board is elected every two years so if you are interested in joining the board in the future, please let us know!

Matt Nelson

Founder and President

Matt Nelson is a Senior Security Architect for Guidepoint Security and President of the West Michigan CSA Chapter and has been an active part of the West Michigan security community for many years.

Matt loves the outdoors and when he is not behind a computer or in front of an audience you can find Matt taking his kids to their various sports activities, fishing or boating in his hometown of Grand Haven, Michigan.

Aaron Bregg

Vice President

Aaron is one of the founding members of the Cloud Security Alliance of West Michigan.  Aaron is currently one of the Lead Information Security Analysts for Corewell Health. Aaron has been in Healthcare IT for over a decade and has been in Healthcare Security the last 7 years.  

In his spare time he hosts a podcast #RealTalk with Aaron Bregg that gears itself toward helping small and medium businesses be more secure.

Anthony Coggins

Director of Professional Outreach

Anthony Coggins, CISM, CDPSE, CRTP, CEH is the Security Operations Leader at Acrisure, a fast-growing Fintech that operates the 6th largest insurance broker in the world. At Acrisure, Anthony leads the security operations team while assisting the Chief Information Security Officer with overall department strategy. He also oversees technical pre-sales and security operations for Acrisure’s newest vertical, “Acrisure Cyber Services” that saves millions in reduced risk and exposure for Acrisure’s customers.

He is a driven information security leader, speaker, and mentor with over a decade of combined information technology and information security experience.

Lloyd Guyot III

Program Director

Lloyd Guyot, CCSK, CISSP, is a Solutions Advisor for Optiv and founding member of the West Michigan CSA Chapter bringing more than two decades of technology and security experience. With an extensive background in Healthcare, Lloyd is a strong advocate of community and people first, focusing on education and problem solving from multiple perspectives, as well as mentoring others.

When Lloyd isn’t helping others, he enjoys working on cars, spending time with his wife and children exploring new adventures together and taking road trips throughout Michigan.

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Secretary

In charge of scheduling board meetings, keeping meeting minutes, in charge of mailing documents, post office box, etc.

Adam Boynton

Treasurer

Adam Boynton CISSP, CISM, is a Data Center Sales Executive for Dell Technologies and the Treasurer of the West Michigan CSA Chapter.  Adam has a broad background working in the private and public sectors for 16 years in various roles as an infrastructure and security manager and IT Director, as well as working for a few IT OEMs.  Adam has been an active part of the chapter since its inception.

Adam enjoys all things related to the outdoors when he is not working.  You will find him riding a local mountain bike trail, snowboarding, hunting, or competitive shooting.  Adam is also heavily involved in his kid’s sports, coaching, or attending.  Adam resides in North East Grand Rapids.

Joanna Udo

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Joanna Udo works as an end user device manager for a local healthcare organization and is also the founder of Bridges in Tech, an organization dedicated to helping women of color start and excel in technology careers.

She believes that diversity, equity and inclusion is required to successfully secure any system, as and has dedicated a significant portion of her time to educate, advocate and build inclusive teams over the years.

When she’s not talking about DEI/infosec/careers in tech, volunteering in the community or working at her day job, she loves to travel, eat and connect with people.

Alex O’Meara

Director Of Technology

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Sponsorship Director

Finds sponsors for future events and coordinates with the social media Director on advertising for sponsors.

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Membership Director

Responsible for developing programs for recruiting new members and engaging and retaining current membership.

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Social Media Director

Responsible for maintenace, growth and content for our LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter accounts.  Additionally, will assist with photography and video production.