CyberTexas Board of Directors

Our team of cyber security professionals are paving the way for Texas leadership in the growing field.

Joe Sanchez

Joe Sanchez

Executive Director

A 6th generation Texan, Joe Sanchez is an executive experienced in military and community activities involving Intelligence, Information Technology Operations and Security, Education, Innovation and Legislative matters. A local “social entrepreneur and technology evangelist,” beginning in 1998, Joe established a prominent Cybersecurity educational base in San Antonio and has helped promote the growth of local cybersecurity industries and associations. Joe served in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives as a Congressional Fellow. He currently is the Chief, Network Operations, 625 AF Operations Center, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland.

Marc Gravely

Marc Gravely

Director

A Texan for over twenty five years, Marc Gravely is a partner at Gravely & Pearson L.L.P. The firm’s focus is business and commercial litigation including information technology and security litigation. Along with Joe Sanchez, Marc was a driving force in the creation of the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio and has helped to promote awareness and development of cyber education in Texas for over a decade. He has served as counsel to Texas businesses in one of the largest information technology security settlements in the United States and was recently appointed as Special Counsel to the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Chris Cook

Chris Cook

Senior Advisor

Chris Cook is the Principal Owner of San Antonio Cyber Consultants -- an independent senior management consultancy specializing in expanding cyber security academic programs, retaining, recruiting and growing cyber security businesses, and increasing cyber security awareness and preparedness in San Antonio. He led the team to successfully attract the Air Force Cyber Command (24th Air Force) to San Antonio and formed the San Antonio CyberPatriot Center of Excellence. He serves as the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Military Liaison to the 25th Air Force Commander and is a 67th Cyberspace Wing Honorary Commander. He served in the United States Air Force from 1975 - 2003 and was repeatedly selected for challenging leadership assignments.

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Sandi Boyd

Sandi Boyd

Education and Training Director

Retired from a career in education and technology, Sandi Boyd is the Principal and Owner of the Legerity Group. The firm focuses on agile project management in the technology arena. In addition to her work with CyberTexas, Sandi shares the knowledge learned from taking teams to the CyberPatriot national finals twice as the volunteer lead for the San Antonio CyberPatriot Center of Excellence’s competitor skills development program.

Justin C. Ryan

Justin C. Ryan

Technology Director

Born and raised in North East Texas, Justin Ryan is an adviser for Ernst & Young’s Active Defense practice based out of San Antonio, Texas. He has over 10 years experience in information technology and has served as a Senior Operations Manager over cyber security analysts and Project Development Lead for the U.S. Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base. He is also currently GISCP, GCIH, CEH, and Security+ certified.