The WMCSC was formed in 2010 to improve cyber security information sharing among businesses, emergency management professionals, law enforcement, and the broader communities inside the Department of Homeland Security’s Region 5 and Michigan’s Region 6.
The Consortium began with approximately 25 individuals from Information Technologies Management Association (ITMA), which represented large and small businesses in West Michigan. As of December 2018, membership included 700 individuals that reach across the 13 Michigan’s Region 6, as well as representation from Allegan, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Detroit, Traverse City, and other areas across the state and region.
The Consortium is led by a steering committee that meets quarterly to plan member meetings and activities, review projects, and make budgetary decisions.
Consortium Steering Committee:
Abraham Jones – Chair
Stacy Madden – Co-Chair
Anthony Tuttle – Co-Chair, Community Training & Outreach
Rebecca Brooks – Co-Chair, Community Training & Outreach
Ashley DeGroff – Co-Chair, Cyber Community Engagement
Rebecca Harvey – Co-Chair, Cyber Community Engagement
John DeRyke – Co-Chair, General Community Engagement & Outreach
Nikolai Gevorkyan – Co-Chair, Marketing & Media Engagement
Katy Leedy – Co-Chair, Marketing & Media Engagement
Jim Kuiphof – Co-Chair, Executive Advisory
Sara Schmidt – Co-Chair, Executive Advisory