Board of Directors

The Institute is governed by a group of Executive Directors whose mission is to spur the collection and creation of standard DRM knowledge and share it with the market.


Executive Director

J. Kelly Stewart

As Executive Director of the Digital Risk Management Institute, J. Kelly Stewart brings a wealth of experience and innovation focusing on the nexus of digital, cyber, and operational risk management.  To achieve this success Kelly has cultivated more than 25 years of providing proactive, predictive, and responsive advice and access to information critical in building a companies’​ resilience to operational risk.  He has accomplished this as a Chief Security Officer; an international, physical security operations practitioner; and a security risk management advisor with the aim of achieving excellence through a practical and analytical discipline for managing risk from a business perspective, enabling business and technology leaders and their security partners collaborate on business aligned decisions.

Core to his philosophy is a prevention-based methodology that concentrates on a thorough risk, threat, vulnerability, and impact assessment that empower the development of a comprehensive security blueprint for the organization. These traits were applied, learned and honed through a distinguished tenure with the United States Secret Service, the National Nuclear Security Administration and various Fortune 500 and 1000 companies.

Kelly is the former Chief Security Officer/Director of Safety and Security of Intelsat Corporation, a $3 billion satellite service provider. He has managed and led physical security operations for both CACI and Deloitte.  He served a distinguished tenure with the United States Secret Service coordinating advance operations with law enforcement representatives in the areas of technical security, intelligence information, threat identification and planning, and emergency evacuation operations. Kelly has further been a key advisor to the Chief of Defense Nuclear Security on matters of security policy and special projects, concentrating on physical security systems design and operations, vulnerability assessments, technology applications and security management.

Kelly was one of the principal contributors to the Technical Implementation Guidance (PACS document) on Smart Card Enabled Physical Access Control Systems – one of the key documents used for implementing a Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors.  He assisted other Federal agencies including but not limited to the National Nuclear Security Administration, US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, Justice & the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in its development and application.

Kelly is affiliated and has served in many leadership roles with various associations.  He holds 3 Master degrees from Webster University and Keller Graduate School of Management of Devry University, respectively – Business & Organizational Security Management, Project Management, and an MBA.  He holds certifications in Sandia National Laboratories Risk Assessment Methodology, Board Certified Homeland Security Professional, Sensitive Security Information and in Disaster Preparedness.


Chairman of the Board

Greg Coticchia


Greg Coticchia, MBA, PC, is Chairman of the Board at the DRM Institute. Greg is an award-winning technology executive with over 25 years experience in cyber security and high tech. He is a seasoned leader and manager of organizations of all sizes, from start-up to $1B in annual revenue. Greg is most savvy at introducing and positioning new technologies, companies and strategies.

He currently serves University of Pittsburgh as both its Director of the Student Startup Accelerator, “The Blast Furnace”, and as an Executive in Residence (EIR) for software and information technology.

Greg was CEO, President, Chairman and Co-Founder at Malcovery Security, an IT security company for threat intelligence derived from big data analysis. Before that, he was Chief Strategy Officer and Executive VP at Approva Corporation (acquired by Infor), a provider of enterprise software and services for Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). He was also CMO and Senior VP at Cloakware (acquired by Irdeto), Senior VP at Intraware, COO and Senior VP at TruSecure Corporation, and VP Marketing, Enterprise Solutions at Symantec. Earlier in his career, he was VP Marketing and Product Management at LEGENT (acquired by CA).

Greg has served on many boards, including NFR/Checkpoint and Four Rivers/Accruent. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in Industrial Engineering, where he also received his MBA. He holds certificates in Entrepreneurial Management from Carnegie Mellon University and Professional Coaching from Duquesne University.