Joe Polen is the Executive Director for Security Controls and Engagement Management. Joe has nearly 25 years serving in challenging, high-level IT and security roles in the energy sector, most recently serving as the Director of Security & NERC Compliance. Joe has an Associate of Arts in electrical engineering from I.T.T. Technical Institute, a Bachelor of Science in business management from Concordia University, a Masters of Business Administration from George Fox University. He received an Executive Global Leadership Certificate from the IMD Business School in Switzerland. He holds several certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)-(ISC)2 and the Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP).