OATI Counsel Jerrod Montoya Elected President of InfraGard Minnesota Members Alliance
Open Access Technology International, Inc. proudly announces the election of Jerrod Montoya to lead InfraGard Minnesota Members Alliance.
Minneapolis, MN: March 03, 2016 – Jerrod Montoya, Security and Compliance Counsel at Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI), has been elected President of InfraGard Minnesota Members Alliance (InfraGard). The 2016 InfraGard election took place following the regular general membership meeting in January. The ballots were sent to the chapter’s 1,000+ members and election results were announced on February 09, 2016.
As President, Mr. Montoya will be responsible for, among other things, overseeing all Executive Board and committee activities. He will also work to facilitate the establishment of Sector Chiefs to serve as primary points of contact for the FBI across the 16 Critical Infrastructure Sectors identified by the Department of Homeland Security. Having previously served in other At-Large and Executive Officer positions in InfraGard, Mr. Montoya is keenly aware of the opportunities awaiting him on this new path.
At OATI, Mr. Montoya provides counsel on legal, policy, regulatory, and strategic matters. He also manages several internal cybersecurity related initiatives and provides Project Management support for new projects in OATI’s rapidly expanding smart grid area. Mr. Montoya is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he teaches a course on cybersecurity law and is an advisor to the Cybersecurity Summit.
“Jerrod is a tremendous asset to OATI,” said Sasan Mokhtari, President and CEO of OATI. “We fully support Jerrod’s pro bono service to the local security community and we are proud to lend his thought leadership for this purpose.”
InfraGard is a government and private sector alliance that was developed by FBI Cleveland in 1996 to promote protection of critical information systems. The program has grown to an FBI Headquarters supported program and all 56 field offices support at least one InfraGard Chapter within their territory through the assignment of one or more Special Agent InfraGard Coordinators. InfraGard provides formal and informal channels for the exchange of information about our nation’s critical infrastructures and key resources. The mission of the InfraGard program is to increase information and intelligence sharing between the FBI and InfraGard members to strengthen the defense of our nation’s critical infrastructures and key resources across FBI priority programs.
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