Author of “My Time at the Clinton White House” & well-known keynote speaker. Colonel Mark Gelhardt has over 45 years of experience in executive level management both Information Technology & Cyber Security. A retired Army Officer and Combat Veteran. While in the service Colonel Gelhardt was the CIO/CISO of the Clinton White House where he managed all the classified Automation and Telecommunications for the President, VP, the White House Staff, and the Secret Service.
Since joining the private sector Mark has held positions that includes - CIO/CSO at World Airways (largest US wide body, long hall, charter airline). CTO/CISO at InterCall/West (world’s largest conferencing company). CISO at TravelClick - a global SaaS company in the Hospitality space. As a consultant Mark was the Acting CISO for both NCR and the Georgia Lottery. As a contractor Mark was the Program Manager (PMO) for a large classified contract with the CDC. Currently, Mark is the SVP Global Technology Governance for US Bank/Elavon.
As a volunteer Colonel Mark Gelhardt is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF).
Mark is a well-known Author and Keynote Speaker. He speaks on a wide range of topics to include; The White House, Politics, Leadership, Mentorship, Motivational, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Global Governance, Risk and Compliance, and many other topics.