Schaumburg, IL, USA – Bringing a rich tech background and executive experience in the association sector, Julia Kanouse has joined the leadership team at ISACA as senior vice president of membership.
ISACA has more than 145,000 members in 188 countries working in professions such as information and cyber security, governance, audit and assurance, risk and privacy, and in Kanouse’s new role, she will lead the strategy to elevate their experiences through diverse membership and chapter initiatives—such as professional development programs, networking and educational opportunities. In doing so, she will oversee a dynamic slate of global conferences, including 2020 CACS conferences in North America, Latin America, Oceania, Asia Pacific, Africa and Europe, GRC Conference 2020, and Capability Counts 2020.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at ISACA and am excited to be working with our chapter leaders throughout the world to enhance our member value proposition and increase engagement in ISACA’s products and services,” says Kanouse. “With an increased emphasis on security, data privacy and governance by consumers and regulators alike, the timing has never been better for ISACA to grow its presence and prominence with organizations of all stages and sizes.”
Kanouse most recently was the CEO for the Illinois Technology Association, which serves the local tech community in Illinois, particularly growth-stage technology companies. Before that, she held several executive roles in membership and marketing at the National Restaurant Association, where she led the development and execution of the National Restaurant Association’s annual marketing strategy, defined new brand architecture, and was responsible for the association’s digital presence.
“Our members, chapter leaders and volunteers are why we exist and why ISACA has been able to do the amazing things we have accomplished over our first 50 years,” says David Samuelson, ISACA CEO. “I know that Julia shares this view and will help lead an amazing team that will be committed to bringing renewed value, trust and relevance to our members.”
Kanouse’s appointment comes as ISACA has been reinvigorating its structure and senior management team, including adding the organization’s first chief learning officer and chief technology officer roles in 2019 shortly after Samuelson came aboard as CEO. ISACA celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, a year that saw ISACA’s membership renewal rate reach an all-time high.
For more than 50 years, ISACA (www.isaca.org) has advanced the best in technology. ISACA equips individuals with knowledge, credentials, education and community to progress their careers and transform their organizations. Through the CSX, COBIT and CMMI solutions, ISACA enables enterprises to train and build quality teams. ISACA is a global professional association and learning organization that leverages the expertise of its 145,000 members who work in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and privacy to drive innovation through technology. It has a presence in 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide.