Board of Directors

Andrew Hindle

Board Member

Andrew Hindle

Andrew Hindle is an independent consultant specialising in digital identity, cyber security and privacy. Since 2015, he has been Content Chair for IdentiverseĀ® (previously Cloud Identity Summit), the leading digital identity and security industry conference. He participates as a voting member of the User Managed Access Working Group at Kantara, and is an active member of the Open Identity Exchange (OIX). A founding member of IDPro, Andrew serves on the Board and chairs the Editorial Committee.

Andrew has over 20 years experience in the software industry in a range of technical sales, pre-sales, product marketing and business development roles.. He maintains CIPP/E and CIPM privacy certifications with the IAPP, and holds a BA in Oriental Studies (Japanese) from Oxford University.

Outside of the world of identity, Andrew is Chair of Trustees for his local scouting group, rides regularly with a local road cycling group, and plays keyboard, guitar and bassoon (not at the same time) with more enthusiasm than skill, and for an audience of one. Andrew is based in the UK.


Elizabeth Renieris

Board Member

Elizabeth M. Renieris is the founder of hackylawyER, a consultancy focused on law and policy engineering. A leading expert on cross-border data protection and privacy laws (CIPP/E, CIPP/US), digital identity, and emerging technologies like blockchain and AI, Elizabeth has advised the U.K. Parliament’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain, the European Commission’s Blockchain Observatory, and the German Blockchain Association, among others, on the intersection of these subjects. She has served as in-house counsel at two leading digital identity startups and also acts as an advisor to a number of identity-related initiatives, including as a Technical Advisor to ID2020 and Policy Counsel to Women in Identity. She is also an incoming fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she will focus her research on designing new and improved legal frameworks for the digital age. Elizabeth has joined the board to advance the legal and policy aspects of the IDPro Body of Knowledge, as well as to generally bring a law and policy perspective to the IDPro community.


George Dobbs

Board Member

George Dobbs manages architects at a major insurance company. He is also the chairman of the IDPro Body of Knowledge Committee. One of his interests is modernizing the use of Identity and Access Management techniques used by the firm. He is particularly interested in the area of customer-facing applications including approaches to fraud prevention in call center and digital contexts. Related to this, he is interested in the evolution of distributed session management – notably distributed session termination. He is a founding member of IDPro and represented his firm in the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG). Prior to his current position, he lead the development of customer facing identity for web sites at three other insurers. He has led a local identity and access management user group since 2004. Prior to that he was the chairman of the Network Applications Consortium.


Ian Glazer

Founder and President

Ian GlazerIan Glazer is the Vice President for Identity Product Management, at Salesforce. His responsibilities include leading the product management team, product strategy and identity standards work. Prior to that, he was a research vice president and agenda manager on the Identity and Privacy Strategies team at Gartner where he oversaw the team’s research. He is the founder and president of IDPro, the professional organization for digital identity management. He was also a founding member of the Management Council and Board of Directors for the US Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG). During his decade plus time in the identity industry he has co-authored a patent on federated user provisioning, co-authored the Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) Version 2 specification, contributed to the System for Cross Domain Identity Management (SCIM) Version 2 specification, and is a noted blogger, speaker, and photographer of his socks.


Janelle Allen

Board Member

Janelle Allen is currently a senior product manager at ForgeRock delivering the next generation of identity and access products in the cloud. Prior to ForgeRock, she consulted for over 15 years designing, implementing and deploying complex Identity and Access solutions for a number of industries including financial services, transportation, health care and government. In her early career, she built a platform delivering highly personalized web experiences and delivering highly personalized health and beauty products to consumers. Janelle is a member of Kantara and a founding member of IDPro, the association of Identity Professionals and was recently selected to be a member of the IDPro board.

Janelle lives in Calgary, AB Canada and enjoys camping, swimming and biking with her young family in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.


Jon Lehtinen

Board Member

Jon Lehtinen is the Principal Identity Engineer at Thomson Reuters. He has worked to drive global-scale organizations, like General Electric and Apollo Education Group, to mature their identity and security postures by advocating for the adoption of standards-based protocols, automation, and self-service while seeking to reduce the barriers to adopt good identity practices through continuous customer engagement. Jon is dedicated to the growth and maturity of IAM as a profession, and has mentored several early career professionals as they began their careers in the field. He is active in the OpenID Foundation, the Kantara Initiative, and the Editorial and Body of Knowledge Committees of IDPro.org, of which he is a Founding Member. He is also a Certified Information Security System Professional (CISSP). Jon joined the Board with the aim of accelerating IDPro's certification and CPE programs, and hopes to foster a culture within the IDPro membership where everyone recognizes and is comfortable sharing their own unique talents, insights, and contributions, regardless their experience level. Outside of his professional activities, he and his wife raise service dogs for Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit which provides companion animals for the disabled.


Lance Peterman

Board Member and Treasurer

Lance Peterman is an Enterprise Security Architect at Merck. While he has spent over two decades working in various sectors of IT, Lance’s current focus has been in specialized areas of information security, including identity and access management, risk management, cloud & application security, and mobility. In addition to being the treasurer and member of the board of directors at IDPro, Lance is also an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, teaching software architecture and design. His active credentials include CISSP and PMP.

When not focused on information security or teaching, Lance spends most of his time on his small farm in Charlotte, raising chickens, caring for 3 dogs whose loyalty largely resides with his wife, and is also a natural horsemanship enthusiast.


Sarah Squire

Founder and Vice-President

Sarah SquireSarah Squire is a co-author of NIST Special Publication 800-63C Digital Identity Guidelines, which outlines federated authentication standards for all US federal agencies. She has served on the Board of Directors for the OpenID Foundation. She has been named one of the top 100 influencers in identity. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Master of Science in Information Management from the University of Washington where she was a NASA Space Grant Scholar. She is also a Certified Information Security System Professional (CISSP).


Steve Hutchinson

Board Member

Steve HutchinsonSteve “Hutch” Hutchinson is the Principal Identity Architect for GE Digital. After cutting his teeth in C/C++ software development and network engineering, Hutch spent a decade as an enterprise architect in the healthcare sector focused on security and network technologies. In his current role at GE, he is responsible for strategy of one of the largest corporate identity infrastructures in the world and oversees its evolution to provide the next generation of identity services required for GE’s “Industrial Internet.” Hutch is a founding member of IDPro and is honored to sit on the inaugural Board focused on community development which has always been one of his passions. If you’re ever in Richmond, VA on a Wednesday night, drop him a note for an invite to his biweekly backyard get-together.

Board Emeritus

Allan Foster

Board Member Emeritus

Allan Foster is currently VP Global Partner Success. As one of the founders of ForgeRock, he helped build ForgeRock into a multinational Identity software vendor with offices on four continents.  Allan’s deep technical knowledge was well used in all aspects of the business while at ForgeRock, with responsibilities in Support, Engineering, Product Management, Federal, Emerging Technology and Sales.

Allan brings a wealth of experience into most aspects of Identity,  and its use within different market verticals. Working with various standards bodies, and their application in multiple industries has helped him understand the nuances of the different requirements in each industry,  Healthcare, Telecommunications, Retail, Utilities and Government.

Allan has also served on the board of several organizations.  He is currently President of the Board at the Kantara Initiative, Board member at DIACC, and a member of the board at IDPro. In the past has also held board positions at IEEE.

Allan can often be found speaking about Identity at conferences around the globe.


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