CISO of the Year Sponsorship

It’s a pleasure to offer our sponsors the best opportunity to meet Chief Information Security Officers (CISO’s) in an intimate setting in Chicago!  You will meet many of the same CISO’s multiple times throughout the course of the 5 month Chicago CISO of the Year Program and as we all know relationships build success.  As a sponsor you get the attendee list for the event sponsored and if you need an introduction while at an event please ask us.   You are helping the CISO indirectly grow their career and the executive position in security.

The purpose of the CISO Award program is to recognize the top CISO’s in the Chicago area and provide a higher level of awareness and recognition to the CISO (or equivalent in authority) position.   Below is a list of sponsor levels and we have flexible billing options if you need multiple quarters for billing.

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum $5,000

  • Two tables (each table holds 10) at Award Ceremony – $800 for additional tables
  • Up to 4 attendees at each event
  • Attend all mixers and be the dominant vendor in all marketing
  • You can introduce yourself in a 30 second intro at 2 of the mixers

Gold $3,500

  • One Table at Award Ceremony – Optional add on per table $900
  • All Mixers
  • Up to 3 attendees
  • In all marketing

Silver $2,000

  • One Table at Award Ceremony $1,000 for additional table
  • Two of the three Mixers
  • Up to 3 attendees
  • In most marketing

Bronze $1,500

  • One Table at Award Ceremony OR two mixers
  • One attendee
  • No signage but announced at events you attend

Individual Events

Note: If whole table purchased by corporate entity or vendor their name is on the table.
One Mixer  $1,000
Corporate Tables for award ceremony (pre-purchase one week prior to Award ceremony) $1,000
Vendor tables for award ceremony (pre-purchase one week prior to Award ceremony) $1,500



Preferred form of payment is by check.

Make checks payable to: ISSA Chicago Chapter

Mail To:
ISSA Chicago Chapter
Attention: Valeri Baldwin
1337 Paddock Place
Bartlett, IL 60103

Sponsor fees may also be paid via credit card through PayPal by using the form below:


Contact Information

Wayne JohnsonSponsor Chair

Co-Chair ISSA


Information Systems Security Association

Tina HauriJudge and Nominee Chair

Co-Chair AITP



Association of Information Technology Professionals