PO Box 47013, Kansas City, MO 64118


Leadership Team

Amber Stone


Motivating by example, valuing and developing others, and grounded in integrity, Amber Stone brings over 13 years’ experience in the security industry.  Her expertise in physical, information, and cyber security provides her with a unique lens of the challenges facing the industry today, especially to inspire and support the talent necessary in today’s market. She is dedicated to the continued growth and success of the organization by providing and sharing leadership, and building relationships within the community

Karen Mahan

Vice President

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Karen Mahan is a Sr. InfoSec Analyst at Blue KC with more than 12 years of experience in the Security industry. Karen has been a member of WiS-KC since 2016 as well as served on the Outreach Committee. She was instrumental in WiS-KC's partnership with the Girl Scouts in teh creation of the first ever Cybersecurity badges.

Karen is enthusiastic about inspiring and supporting women in the security industry and passionate about giving back to the community. Her results-driven outlook allows her to overcome any obstacles that may come along.

Lisa Chiles

Lisa comes to Women in Security Kansas City with 8 years of Information Security experience from within the healthcare sector.  She thrives on communicating with others from within the security industry as it feeds knowledge and growth.

She shares her security skills and strengths through her workspace and mentorship. She holds a Health Information Systems Implementation and Support Specialist Certificate from Johnson County Community College.

She is a designated CPhT, Certified Pharmacy Technician and holds the CompTIA Security + certification.

Beth Strobel

Beth Strobel has spent her entire career in compliance and risk. After graduating from the University of Iowa, she moved to Kansas City and entered the InfoSec software solution field. She has spent the last six years as an account manager in KS and MO.

Beth joined WiS-KC in 2017 and was a part of the founding Fundraising Committee, helping to establish the Scholarships policy and program.

Kristin Russell


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Kristin is an information security sales professional with six years' experience in the industry. Coming from an academic and communications background, research and reciprocity are key to her professional philosophy and leadership approach. Kristin holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and communication, Master of Science in mass communication, and PhD coursework credentials in mass communication.

Kristin loves the ever-evolving climate of InfoSec and strives to learn more each day. She's served on the WiS-KC Communications and Fundraising committees and aims to continue the growth and success of the organization.

Casey Striegel

Energetic, driven and proactive sales leader with 13+ years of excellence and top performance in the IT Industry. She began her IT sales career as an IT Recruiter when her father had her apply for a job 1 day after college graduation and started 3 days later and never looked back. She has been with Check Point Software for over 4 years and loves working with her customers to ensure their company’s data, infrastructure and employees continue to stay safe.  Cyber-Security has been an incredible field to grow and learn as well as mentor.

Stacy Plack

Stacy is the CEO of an IT search firm specializing in the placement of technical and management professionals. With over 17 years of experience in the industry she has a passion for finding end to end staffing solutions for clients. Her dedication and commitment to her customers has helped bridge the gap between HR and IT management. She possesses a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and often attends IT networking events in the Kansas City and St. Louis region.