ChicagoFIRST welcomes Arlan McMillian as new Board Chair.

June 21, 2021
Arlan McMillan is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) for Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Kirkland is an international law firm that serves a broad range of clients around the world in private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions, litigation, white collar and government disputes, restructurings and intellectual property matters. As the CSO, Arlan oversees the strategy
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Best Wishes to outgoing Chair Theresa Enright Olsen

June 21, 2021
Theresa Enright Olsen join ChicagoFIRST at its beginnings in 2003. She took her first leadership position in 2014 as a Director of the Board. In 2016 she became the Board Vice Chair and the Board Chair from 2019 to present. She has helped forge ChicagoFIRST into the amazing organization it is today and her leadership
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2021 Board of Directors Election Results

February 17, 2021
Congratulations to Theresa Enright Oleson, Senior Director, Business & Technology Resilience at Aon for being elected Chair of ChicagoFIRST and Arlan McMillan, Chief Security Officer at Kirkland and Ellis LLP for being elected as the Vice-Chair. We would also like to congratulate Bethany Netzel, Managing Director, Global Business Continuity Management and Security, CME Group and
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2020 ChicagoFIRST Annual Report

February 17, 2021
The ChicagoFIRST 2020 Annual Report that celebrates 17 years of innovative partnership has been published. The report recaps our activities and accomplishments for 2020 and highlights our public sector engagements and partnerships, the year in review, along with information about the great job accomplished by our Workgroups and Tabletop Exercises. Please click the link below
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2020 Board of Directors Election Results

March 3, 2020
Congratulations to Theresa Enright Oleson, Senior Director, Business & Technology Resilience at Aon for being elected Chair of ChicagoFIRST and Arlan McMillan, Chief Security Officer at Kirkland and Ellis LLP for being elected as the Vice-Chair. Katy Hurst, Director of Event and Incident Management at BMO Harris was re-elected as a Board Director. Clint Fransen, VP, Business
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2019 Mid-Year Newsletter

July 17, 2019
Read the ChicagoFIRST 2019 Mid-Year Newsletter. We talk about our accomplishments for the beginning of the year and the exciting things yet to come. Click Here

2018 ChicagoFIRST Annual Report

February 12, 2019
Read the ChicagoFIRST 2018 Annual Report that recaps our activities and accomplishments for 2018. Click Here

2019 Board of Directors Election Results

January 30, 2019
Congratulations to Theresa Enright Oleson, Senior Director, Business & Technology Resilience at Aon for being elected Chair of ChicagoFIRST and Arlan McMillan, Chief Security Officer at Kirkland and Ellis LLP for being elected as the Vice-Chair.  Curt Schumacher,Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at Chicago Board Options Exchange and Stan Stavro, Senior Vice President & Senior Business
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Steven M. Caluris Named New Executive Director

December 18, 2018
ChicagoFIRST Chairman Michael Wallace is pleased to announce ChicagoFIRST’s Board of Directors has selected Steven M. Caluris as our new Executive Director beginning January 1, 2019. Mr. Caluris brings 33 years of law enforcement, intelligence analysis, technology and management experience to the role.  Read the announcement letter here.

ChicagoFIRST Featured in Homeland Security Information Network Advocate

September 25, 2018
ChicagoFIRST is featured in the September 2018 Homeland Security Information Network newsletter that outlines how we use the secure portal to share important intelligence with our member firms.  The DHS article calls out ChicagoFIRST as a Private Sector leader in preparedness and response.  Check out the newsletter: HSIN-Newsletter-September2018.