Chapter Officers

2014 President – Chris Pyryt, Samsung

Chris Pyryt

Oversees and manages investigators for all internal/external corporate investigations involving corporate policy & criminal violations concerning all business groups including, supply chain, warehouse, production, channel services, inbound/outbound freight, sub-contractors and FTZ issues.
Supervises and manages contract digital forensic services and conducts corporate digital forensic investigations including full eDiscovery responses.


2014 1st Vice President- Matthew Snyder, Neiman Marcus

Matt Snyder

Cyber and Forensic Investigations Supervisor at Neiman Marcus, 8 years. 2013 and 2014 HTCIA International Conference Marketing Committee.

2014 2nd Vice President – Jim Hogg, Grand Prairie Police Department

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Detective at the Grand Prairie Police 16 years & North Texas Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory 5 years. Prior to joining the NTRCFL, Jim has investigated property crimes as well as specializing in financial crimes, including identity theft, mortgage fraud, and forgery offenses.  At the NTRCFL Jim performs computer forensic examinations as well as cellphone analysis.  Jim also performs on site acquisitions as needed as well as consultation with various law enforcement agencies.

2014 Secretary – Christian Romero, Neiman Marcus

Christian Romero

Director of Corporate Investigations at Neiman Marcus
Specialties: Computer Forensics, Digital Investigations, Incident Response, Incident Management, Network and Cyber Security, Security Consultation, Vulnerability Assessment, eDiscovery and Litigation Support, Product Research and Development and Risk Identification and Mitigation.

2014 Treasurer – Stace McRae, Parsons

Stace McRae

Stace holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and CISSP, CISM, PMP and EnCE certifications. He is currently the manger of Investigations, Computer Forensics and Incident Response for Parsons. Experience in Information Security Management and leadership of teams and projects. Implemented and managed firewalls, IDS/IPS systems and logical / physical security projects. Performed a variety of vulnerability assessments, computer forensics investigations / incident response activities. Specialties: Investigations and incident response tools including EnCase Enterprise, Mandiant MIR, Solera and Splunk. Experience with McAfee ePO and endpoint protection tools. Security Architecture, Vulnerability Management and Implementing Security Controls