Speaker Date Topic
Matt Devost Nov 29, 2021
Cybersecurity Nationally and How it Affects You
Cybersecurity Nationally and How it Affects You

NOTE:  This meeting will be at the Silver Legacy, Silver Baron A room

Matt began his professional career in 1995 hacking into systems for the US Department of Defense and Intelligence Community and over the past twenty-five years has emerged as an established leader in the cybersecurity, global risk, and technology domains.

Matt is currently the CEO & Co-Founder of OODA LLC, a global strategic advisory firm with deep DNA in global security, technology, and intelligence issues. Matt helps clients identify, manage, and respond
to global risks and uncertainties while exploring emerging opportunities and developing robust and adaptive strategies for the future. 

A successful entrepreneur, he has founded several companies including FusionX & the Terrorism Research Center.  He has served as a senior advisor to DoD, a professor at Georgetown and Columbia Universities, and is a member of the Black Hat review board. Matt’s unique approach to technology, business, and security issues is driven by a technique he calls “HACKthink” – applying a hacker mindset to analyze and dissect complex problems and develop innovative solutions.

Matt has appeared on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, CBC, CBS News, BBC television, Australian television and dozens other domestic and international radio and television programs as an expert on terrorism and cybersecurity.  

Cameron Crain Dec 06, 2021
Technology Innovation in Nevada
Technology Innovation in Nevada
Gayle Sherman Dec 13, 2021
Business Continuity After a Disruptive Event
Business Continuity After a Disruptive Event

Will your organization stay operational after a disaster or emergency?

  • Do you have an emergency response or business continuity plan?
  • Have you identified your mission essential resources, tasks, and processes?

Gayle completed a Doctor of Business Administration concentrating on emergency management and business continuity planning. In 2010, Gayle established Galena Property Development LLC to work closely with organizations on the development of business continuity management programs to ensure they can stay operational during any disruptive event.

Gayle has been a licensed architect for 40 years and spent years of her career working on the design and construction of retail stores. For 15 years, Gayle served as Senior Vice President of Property Develop for a global retail company based in Paris. This position took her to countries around the world to manage all aspects of opening and remodeling retail stores for luxury goods. As part of the position, Gayle oversaw emergency response and continuity planning.

Gayle learned about Rotary as a small child in Kansas because her dad attended Rotary dinner meetings every Thursday night. In 1998, Gayle’s high school daughter, Heidi, went to Sweden as a Rotary exchange student, and Gayle’s family has had the pleasure of hosting two international exchange students. Gayle attends Hope Community Church in South Reno. In her spare time, she enjoys snow skiing and hiking, but her favorite activity is spending time with her two grandchildren.

No Meeting Dec 20, 2021
No Meeting
RYLA Students Dec 27, 2021

NOTE:  This meeting will be at the Silver Legacy, Silver Baron A room

Robert Hernandez Jan 10, 2022
The Five Master Keys for Life Success
The Five Master Keys for Life Success

Robert Hernandez is an author, educator, and Veterans Advocate. He is a college administrator, directing educational and transitional services for Veterans and military personnel. A native Nevadan, Robert lives in Reno, Nevada where he enjoys hiking and the outdoors.

Kirk Allaire Jan 31, 2022
Member Spotlight