International Advisory Board

Our International Advisory Board is comprised of technology leaders who have global oversight of technology and business strategy at Fortune 2000 organizations. HMG Strategy Executive Leadership Summits have become the most highly regarded thought leadership events for C-level executives and technology executives.

 

Held in more than 30 locations annually, the content for each unique summit is created through the combined efforts with our regional Advisory Boards. Advisory Board members are invited and encouraged to participate on boards beyond their local region and become a member of our International Advisory Board of global executive leaders.

 

Chris Welga

VP Enterprise Risk - Suffolk Federal


Christopher Welga, a technology and risk management executive, has served the risk management, security and technology needs of Credit Unions for over 21 years. 

Chris has held the positions of Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Enterprise Risk providing leadership and development of teams in the financial institution areas of information technology, information and physical security, technology integration, business continuity, disaster recovery, financial regulation and compliance, financial crime and fraud investigations, loss prevention and recovery, anti money laundering, training, vendor management, enterprise and organizational risk management. 

In previous roles Chris had developed network, communication and application systems while managing Information technology, network, application and operational teams. 

He attended Dowling College, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Management and Leadership. He holds certifications as a Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert and Credit Union Compliance Expert in Financial Institution Law, Regulation and Compliance from Credit Union National Association (CUNA). He also holds information technology certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Novell and CompTIA.

Chris is an active volunteer in the community serving on several Longwood Central School District Board of Education committees including Information Technology, Policy, Budget, Security, and Legislative committees. He is also an Advisory Board member at Pace University - Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.   

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