Board of Directors & Executive Leadership
Frank J. Grimmelmann
President & CEO/Intelligence Liaison Officer
Mr. Grimmelmann also serves as Co-Chair (together with Arizona's Chief Information Security Officer) for the Arizona Cybersecurity Team (‘ACT’), created through the Governor’s Executive Order signed in March 2018. He also serves as a Founding Member of the National Leadership Group for the Information Sharing & Analysis Organization Standards Organization (‘ISAO SO’) at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA), created under the President’s Executive Order 13691 in February 2015. As ACTRA’s leader, Mr. Grimmelmann was invited as the first private sector representative in the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) and served as its first private sector Executive Board representative from 2014-2019. He presently acts as ACTRA’s designated private sector liaison to ACTRA’s Key Agency and other non-Member Stakeholders.
Mr. Grimmelmann served four terms as AZ InfraGard’s President from 2009-2012, serves today on numerous academic advisory boards, co-Chairs the Greater Phoenix Chamber's Cybersecurity Workforce Collaborative initiative, and is an engaged Member of the Arizona Technology Council’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board. In 2019, Mr. Grimmelmann was honored by the FBI, and the Board of Directors of both ACTRA and Arizona InfraGard as the first recipient of Arizona InfraGard’s ‘Visionary Award’ for creating the ACTRA framework over his last 2 terms as Arizona InfraGard’s President, and ACTRA's resulting collaboration between law enforcement/ intelligence agencies/USCYBERCOM, and its public, private and academic organizations over the past 7 years. He was simultaneously recognized by the FBI’s then Deputy Director for his contribution over the years. He remains an active Member of InfraGard since 2003 and an active Lifetime Member of the FBI Citizens Academy since 2006.
Since 2002 he has devoted his full-time attention to protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure and national security interests, through eliminating unnecessary silos that hinder communication, allowing us to respond to today's increasing threat from our cyber adversaries, and in turn permitting ACTRA's Member Organizations to protect their critical infrastructure and our national security interests, while protecting their organization's assets .
Educationally, he holds a dual MBA in International Business and Finance from the University of California at Berkeley and brings decades of experience as a senior executive in finance, healthcare and government, prior to focusing on Cybersecurity in response to 9/11.
Chief Architect, Global Watch Center
A 25-year veteran Solutions Architect. Combining his MBA in Global Management, work towards a JD, and work towards a PhD in Organizational Psychology, he brings a unique skillset effective in the Cyber Security / Threat Intelligence space. Bridging the gap between Cyber Security and the Behavioral Sciences, in this role he innovates and creates operational excellence in systems and process, to support our cyber first responders.
Anthony participates as a Threat Intelligence sub-committee member of the governor’s Arizona Cybersecurity Team (ACT), as a board member of (ISC)2 Phoenix Chapter; is an active member of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Talent Development Initiative, where he works closely with local educators in developing Cyber Security experts to meet the current and impending needs of this field. As a member of the Thunderbird Global Alumni Leadership, he helps develop course material and raises global awareness around issues of ethics in cyber and mental health of cyber professionals.
Anthony earned his BSc in Cyber Security from The University of Phoenix, an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Grand Canyon University.