Suzanne Novak has 30+ years of extensive real-world emergency management and disaster response/recovery experience, working with all levels of the government (Federal, Tribal, State, and Local) as well as private sector. While living in Connecticut, Suzanne served on the State’s Drinking Water Emergency Services Advisory Council, USCG Area Maritime Security Council (Executive Steering Committee), and as President of InfraGard (Connecticut Chapter). In the post 9/11 environment, Suzanne was a key contributor to the development of the National Response Framework, National Infrastructure Protection Plan, and Public/Private Partnership Programs. Suzanne is a 2009 Graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy (New Haven Field Office). Today, Suzanne applies her expertise to building programs that support the military community – transitioning service members, spouses and veterans.
Executive Vice President
Daria Novak has a proven track record of leading organizations as a former Reagan Administration political appointee at the US Dept. of State with over 30 years of leadership experience in crisis management, national security issues and exercises, digital security, intelligence and foreign affairs, with specializations in East Asia, unconventional warfare, and global crisis management. She received a Meritorious Honor Award from the US Secretary of State for crisis management leadership related to China, a Superior Honor Award related to saving American lives during the Haitian overthrow of President Duvalier, and a Meritorious Honor Award for a China arms negotiation. Daria also developed and launched a new investigative field, “cultural forensics,” for the US law enforcement community.
Will Strickland is a serial entrepreneur, technology innovator, investor and business leader. Will has been an advocate for the value of entrepreneurship for years. Will engaged with ERUdyne due to the founder’s shared commitment to and passion for service and veterans. Will has helped lead several startup teams and lead the Sales team for a 29B Fortune 100 corporation after acquisition of one of his startups. Will founded his first company upon honorable discharge from Marine Corps as a Captain in 1995 and has been involved in technical startups since that time.
Director, Business Operations & Training
Bradley Lide is a proven Security Professional, with over 20 years in the Physical Security space, along with 25 years in the Information Technology Security space. He holds a CISSP certificate, is a former Security Software business owner, has worked for several IT Security start-ups, as well as Fortune 500 technology manufacturers. He is a longtime founding member of the InfraGard Middle TN Members Alliance, serving as President for 4 years. He has also served on the InfraGard National Board, chaired several committee's and established fund-raising and event programs within the national organization. He also serves as a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute, dedicated to advancing responsible information and privacy management practices in business and government.
Director, Special Activities
Peter Higgins has more than 25 years of experience in the Information Technology industry and is an ISO 27001 Certified Lead Auditor. Peter is the National Sector Chief (NSC) of Information Technology for National InfraGard. He also is part of the National Sector Chief Committee of the InfraGard National Members Alliance and a member of INSA - Domestic / Homeland Security Intelligence Council where he works with INSA’s Domestic Security Council to identify, develop, and promote innovative solutions for the homeland intelligence enterprise. In 2017 Peter graduated from the FBI - Domestic Security Executive Academy at Quantico and in 2009 from the FBI’s Washington Field Office Citizens Academy. He has an active US Security clearance.
Scott Spitzer has served as General Counsel and in senior legal and compliance positions for NYSE, NASDAQ and American Stock Exchange listed companies in a variety of industries, including advanced technology. He is an attorney in solo legal practice in Washington, DC for entrepreneurs, startups and small and growth companies principally in IT software and services, and resides in McLean, VA. He is a graduate of Cornell Law School and Cornell Graduate School of Business and Public Administration.