Melanie Gingrich Named CMMC Accreditation Body Training & Development VP

Melanie Kyle Gingrich, formerly senior director of government products at recruitment company Monster Worldwide, has been named as the first vice president of training and development for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body.

Gingrich will oversee programs intended to educate and train contractors that want to comply with Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements through the accreditation process, CMMC-AB said Thursday.

Her career includes prior roles as VP of information technology and certification at Skillsoft, senior marketing manager of software as a service at Honeywell’s security and fire business, vice president of learning innovation at CyperPath and director of learning operations at CompTIA.

CMMC-AB also announced the appointment of Matthew Newfield, senior vice president and chief security and infrastructure officer of Unisys (NYSE: UIS); and Clifton Poole, director for corporate security at Unison, as board members.

Newfield, who has more than 19 years of IT experience, previously worked at IBM (NYSE: IBM) as director of global managed security services and also serves on the National Technology Security Coalition’s board of directors.

Poole, a 15-year IT professional and a two-decade U.S. Army veteran, is a former associate director for cloud security of Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal subsidiary and served in senior roles at the Raytheon company.

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