Moderators and Panelists

Laura Baker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of CyberWyoming

Laura graduated from the University of Wyoming with her B.S. in Marketing, continued on with her Masters in Business Administration from Texas Tech University, and later earned her Associates in Risk Management.

She has worked with east coast Fortune 1000 companies to create risk management solutions, translated technological needs of mental health professionals for the largest community mental health center in the nation, created CD and website sales products for international companies, developed juvenile probation products with county agencies, and project managed hardware implementations for hospitals, clinics, and rural small businesses.

She most often uses her risk management background to translate technical speak to business risks, but also pulls from the psychology of language and decision making.

Michael Ann (Mike) Broad, M.Ed., Office of Apprenticeship

A Wyoming native, Mike is the Wyoming State Director, the Montana Federal Liaison and the Boise, Idaho area Apprenticeship and Training Representative, with the Office of Apprenticeship. Mike a graduate of the University of Wyoming, with a B.A. in Education and M.Ed. in Education Administration, spent 28 years in education, before joining the Office of Apprenticeship, on March 15, 2009. Mike collaborates with business, local government agencies, associations, unions and education entities to develop and administer industry-driven training programs and pathways, as a solution for businesses to recruit, train, and retain highly skilled workers.

Alec J. Muthig, M.A., University of Wyoming

Alec is an educator, technologist, and project manager with a range of experience spanning multiple fields. Prior to joining UW’s IT division, he acted as faculty in both computer/information technology and philosophy at various institutions, and has been employed in senior positions as an Information Security Analyst and Network Administrator. Within the UWIT Training program, Alec’s areas of specialization include: Excel data analysis and visualization, collaboration in the cloud, cybersecurity Awards and special engagements.


James Johnson, CISO, Holland & Hart

James Johnson is the CISO of Holland & Hart. He has 18 years of international Computer & Information Security leadership in Fortune 100 and 500 companies where he developed comprehensive security programs for both the government and private sectors, and oversaw DOE’s largest data classification office. He spent three years as a security consultant prior to joining Holland & Hart including developing the IT Security Strategic Plan and managing security projects for Denver International Airport. He is the past president and chairman of the board for ISSA Denver where he was instrumental in growing the chapter to the world’s largest and received the 2017 Chapter of the Year award. James maintains both the CISSP and PMP.