Board of Directors

Janelle Allen


Janelle Allen is an Engineering Product Manager for Cisco, Webex Identity. She drives identity management for the Webex platform and owns the identity lifecycle. She is a founding member of IDPro and currently serves on its board as the acting treasurer. She holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary, where she started developing early privileged access management software and hyper-personalized software during the dot-com era. She consulted for several years designing and deploying identity and access systems for transportation, healthcare, communications, financial and technology sectors within the US and Canada before transitioning into product management at ForgeRock. In addition to IDPro, she is a member of The Kantara Initiative and Women in Identity and participates in the IETF SCIM working group. She lives with her husband and two children in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They enjoy hiking, kayaking and camping in the Canadian Rockies.

As President of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC), Joni builds on nearly 20 years of experience in digital identity innovations, frameworks, standards, policy, and business development. She helps DIACC to fulfill its vision of unlocking interoperability of public and private sector capabilities through the establishment of an identity trust framework that will grow Canada’s economy. Joni builds impactful relationships and formalizes strategic partnerships between and across public and private sector organizations.

Joni Brennan

Board Member

Miki Brotzler

Board Chair

With a career that began in the performing arts, Miki Brotzler later transitioned to the technology industry, starting as a web programmer and eventually as an identity services product specialist. Since 2009 she has worked at Australia Post as lead Business Analyst on the development of an Identity Verification platform deployed to the retail post office network across Australia.  Outside of IT, Miki is involved in opera (of the theatrical sort), is President of the Richard Wagner Society of Victoria, an accomplished yoga instructor, and marriage celebrant. She is honored to be the first IDPro Board Member hailing from the Southern Hemisphere.

Bertrand Carlier is a senior manager in the Cybersecurity & Digital Trust practice at Wavestone consultancy with 20 years of experience. He has been leading major Identity & Access Management projects, working with many client companies in a variety of industries.

He is devoted to promoting and encouraging the use of open standards and has done so through leading projects and talks at various international conferences.

He likes nothing more than to tackle the newest problems in the Identity and Access Management space: API & microservices security, IAM of Things, AI for IAM and IAM for AI, and, of course, the longstanding problem of “how to cope with both the legacy and the ever more shiny (and accumulating) new toys?”


Bertrand Carlier

Board Member


Mandeep Kheva

Board Member

Mandeep Khera is the Chief Marketing Officer at SecureAuth. He has been a senior global executive in marketing, channels, and business development for over twenty-five years in companies of various sizes offering enterprise Software/SaaS, including HP, VeriSign, Gigamon, Cenzic, LogLogic, Arxan, and others. His experience includes about two decades in cybersecurity, including access management, web application security, network security, mobile security, cloud security, and email security. In addition, he has held key executive positions in Big Data, and IoT companies. He has been a contributing editor for online security publications and was a chapter leader for the OWASP Bay Area chapter for a number of years. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Leading Product Development program and Northwestern University’s Executive Development Program. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Jon Lehtinen owns Okta’s workforce and customer identity as their Director of Okta on Okta. He has 16 years of experience in the strategy and execution of IAM transformations at global-scale enterprises like General Electric, Thomson Reuters, and Apollo Education Group. Jon is dedicated to the growth and maturity of IAM as a profession, and beyond IDPro, he’s also a member of the Kantara Initiative, ISC2, OpenID Foundation, and Women in Identity. He is also a published author, having written the practitioner-centric “Implementing Identity Management on AWS.” Outside of his professional life, he and his wife are volunteer service dog raisers for Canine Companions.

Jon Lehtinen


Bill Nelson

Board Member

Bill Nelson is the Co-Founder of Identity Fusion, a provider of project-based solutions, consulting and training services in the IAM field. Prior to that, Bill worked as an Independent Consultant at ForgeRock and as Vice President, Services at CareSync.

Lori Robinson is the Vice President of Enterprise Identity Product Management at Salesforce, leading a team responsible for Salesforce’s enterprise identity management program. Before joining Salesforce, she was the VP of Product and Market Strategy at SailPoint. She also served as the Managing Vice President and Analyst at Gartner, where she covered the identity governance and administration, privileged access management, and consumer IAM markets. Lori is a recognized industry thought leader, speaker, and publisher. She is passionate about advancing opportunities for women in IT and has led various user groups, round tables, and events for women in identity.


Lori Robinson

Board Member


Hannah Sutor

Board Member

Hannah Sutor is passionate about all things digital identity and privacy. She currently works as a Senior Product Manager at GitLab, focusing on authentication and authorization in a DevSecOps context.

Hannah has spoken at various conferences on digital identity, privacy, cybersecurity, and devops workflows. She is also a content creator; writing articles and creating engaging, easy-to-digest content on these topics for those without a technical background.

She lives outside of Denver, Colorado, USA, and enjoys bad reality TV just as much as she enjoys a walk in the woods.


Critical Committee Members


Heather Flanagan

Critical Committee Member

Heather Flanagan, Acting Executive Director and Principal Editor for IDPro (and Principal at Spherical Cow Consulting) comes from a position that the Internet is led by people, powered by words, and inspired by technology. She has been involved in leadership roles with some of the most technical, volunteer-driven organizations on the Internet, including  the IETF, IAB, and IRTF as RFC Series Editor, ICANN as a Technical Writer, and REFEDS as Coordinator, just to name a few. If there is work going on to develop new Internet standards, or discussions around the future of digital identity, she is interested in engaging in that work.

As President of VTM Group’s Management & Logistics division – comprised of Initiative & Alliances, Membership & Licensing, Event Management, Web Services, Outsource Staffing Services and Financial Administration – Morgan Fricke works with key stakeholders to drive business goals of the organization through strategic marketing efforts, business development, communications plans, and best practice process improvement while evaluating new markets and consulting with emerging industry initiatives. Since joining VTM Group in 2005, she has been instrumental in the growth and success of IDPro by providing consulting services to the Board of Directors. Morgan is currently the Director of Operations for Ethernet Alliance and has also served as Executive Director for HANA, SA Forum, and CP-TA. A graduate of Portland State University, she is also a member of the Oregon Society of Association Management and the American Society of Association Executives.

Morgan Fricke

Critical Committee Member

Greg Smith

Critical Committee Member

Greg Smith is a Senior Solution Consultant with Radiant Logic where he serves as a trusted advisor for new and existing customers. He has been implementing Identity & Access Management solutions for over 35 years. He holds BSEG and MSBA degrees from Bucknell University, where he also began his professional career before moving into the pharmaceutical industry in 1996. Following a 25-year career there, he retired in November 2021 from Johnson & Johnson, where he led the engineering team for J&J’s single sign-on, risk-based authentication, multi-factor authentication, access governance, directory synchronization and virtualization, provisioning automation, and PKI services. He has spoken at Identiverse® and other industry events on numerous occasions. He was CIDPRO™ certified in October 2021 and is also a founding member of IDPro, where he currently chairs the editorial committee.


Kevin Streater is chair of the IDPro certification committee, Vice President, Knowledge Delivery & Community at ForgeRock and has spent the past two decades working in the identity domain at Sun Microsystems and ForgeRock. Kevin is an IT and Cyber Security skills development expert and a specialist in competency assessment, digital credentialing, and educational technology. Prior to ForgeRock, Kevin was Executive Director, Employer Engagement at The Open University, UK, Europe’s largest distance learning institution.  Kevin is a Fellow and board member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security, a UK-based professional body for Cyber Security leaders, Chartered Fellow of BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute. Kevin holds a BSc. in Computer Science from City University, London, and an MBA from The Open University.

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Kevin Streater

Critical Committee Member

Emeritus Board Members

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.

George Dobbs

Emeritus Board Member

Sarah Cecchetti

Emerita Board Member

Sarah Cecchetti is a Principal Product Manager at AWS Identity. She co-founded IDPro, where she serves on the Board of Directors as the Certification Committee Chair. She is a contributor to NIST 800-63-C Digital Identity Guidelines and O’Reilly’s “97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know.” She was named one of the top 100 leaders in identity. She has spoken on information security at the RSA Conference, and keynoted Identiverse. She has been quoted as an industry expert in The LA Times, Forbes, and Wired. 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).

Allan Foster has been involved in the identity industry for most of his career. Allan is equally comfortable discussing the complexities of assembly code with engineers, or the business impacts of technology to senior executives. With companies like Apple, neXt, Intel, Microsoft, Netscape, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others scattered thru his resume, Allan spent the last twelve years as a founder in ForgeRock. Active in many parts of the business, culminating in the 2021 listing of FORG on the NYSE. Over this time, Allan has been active in the Identity Community, serving on boards in organizations like the Kantara Initiative, DIACC, IDPro as well as working on multiple standards across the industry. Although he has now stepped back from day to day operations (and enjoying his retirement), he is still an active participant in the Identity ecosystem.

Allan Foster

Emeritus Board Member

Ian Glazer

Emeritus Board Member

Ian Glazer is the founder and president of Weave Identity – an advisory services firm. Prior to founding Weave, Ian was the Senior Vice President for Identity Product Management at Salesforce. His responsibilities include leading the product management team, product strategy, and identity standards work. Earlier in his career, Ian was a research vice president and agenda manager on the Identity and Privacy Strategies team at Gartner, where he oversaw the entire team’s research. He is a Board Emeritus and the co-founder of IDPro and works to deliver more services and value to the IDPro membership, raise funds for the organization, and help identity management professionals learn from one another. During his career in the identity industry, he has co-authored a patent on federated user provisioning, co-authored and contributed to user provisioning specifications, and is a noted blogger, speaker, and photographer of his socks.

Andrew Hindle is an independent consultant specialising in digital identity, cyber security and privacy, and a founding member of IDPro. He is the Identiverse® Conference Chair, a non-executive director at Curity, a director-at-large at Kantara—where he also serves on the UK advisory board—and he is a member of the Open Identity Foundation (OIDF). Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the software industry in a range of technical sales, pre-sales, product marketing, business development, and strategy roles. He maintains CIPP/E, CIPM and CIPT privacy certifications with the IAPP along with the IDPro CIDPRO®, and holds a BA in Oriental Studies (Japanese) from Oxford University, and a professional diploma in non-executive governance. Outside of the world of identity, Andrew is Chair of Trustees for his local scouting group and a trustee with Oxfordshire Scouting, 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.

Andrew Hindle

Emeritus Board Member

Steve ``Hutch`` Hutchinson

Emeritus Board Member

Steve “Hutch” Hutchinson is the Director of Security Architecture at MUFG. 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. 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.

Lance Peterman is currently the Director of Identity & Access Management at Equitable. 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, cybersecurity, and mobility. In addition to being a member of the board of directors at IDPro, Lance is also an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is also a precinct judge in North Carolina elections. His active credentials include CISSP and CIDPRO. When not focused on information security, elections, 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.

Lance Peterman

Emeritus Board Member