Mr. Gilbert is the Director of Cyber and Information Security for the Exelon Corporation, a Fortune 100 company that works in every stage of the energy business, and is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider with approximately $34B in annual revenue and more than 34,000 employees. He is responsible for directing the cybersecurity engineering, operations, and mitigation initiatives to protect corporate assets and the critical energy infrastructure delivering electricity and natural gas to approximately 10 million customers in six states. He leads a team of over 75 professionals in security architecture; real-time systems security engineering and compliance; cyber defense operations, cyber threat intelligence; vulnerability detection and management; security operations centers; and digital forensics. Mr. Gilbert serves as the designated lead for Exelon with the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).
Mr. Gilbert’s professional experience includes a distinguished 20-year military career in the U.S. Air Force, two years of federal civilian service at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and more than nine years as an executive in the private sector. Before assuming his current position, Mr. Gilbert served as the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity for the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO). Previous to his return to federal service, Mr. Gilbert was a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton where he was responsible for leading a 185-person team delivering a complete suite of cybersecurity solutions to clients. In 2005, Mr. Gilbert retired from the Air Force as a member of the Acquisition Corps. During his years of service, he held key leadership positions in many national-priority programs involving cyberspace operations, information warfare, satellite communications, space control, and electronic warfare. He holds a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University, and a M.S. degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering.