Bringing a background in enterprise strategy, corporate development, global business operations and governance, Matthew S. Loeb has been selected as ISACA’s new CEO. He will assume his role on Sept. 1.

Loeb joins ISACA after a 20-year career as staff executive for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and as the executive director of the IEEE Foundation.

“The ISACA Board of Directors welcomes Matt, and we look forward to working closely with him and building on our 45-year history helping our members and their enterprises drive value through information and information systems,” said Tony Hayes, 2013-2014 international president of ISACA and chair of the CEO search panel, in a statement. “Matt is the right person to lead ISACA and is an ideal match for the execution of ISACA’s Strategy 2022, a long-term plan to expand the association’s reach into critical areas impacting business and technology, including cybersecurity and privacy.”

He added, “His experience in digital publishing, certification, global expansion and new programs in emerging technologies is key as we continue to enhance our resources for enterprises and members.”

Loeb said that his goal is to expand the focus of ISACA beyond certification to include awareness efforts for the increasingly central strategic role that cybersecurity plays for organizations.

“As enterprises continue to invest in information systems to build personal relationships with their customers and gain business efficiencies, challenges of compliance, risk, big data, privacy and cybersecurity are increasing complexity for ISACA members in their work to ensure trust and value from these systems,” said Loeb. “While ISACA already delivers resources to help, we have the opportunity to do even more, including increasing appreciation for the role our professionals play in advancing economic prosperity and keeping the digital world safe. I am privileged to have the opportunity to partner with ISACA’s board and employees to grow the organization’s influence and impact globally.”

Loeb takes over the position from acting CEO Ron Hale, who has filled the role since Susan Caldwell retired in September 2013 after 21 years as CEO at the organization.

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