Melissa Spicer is a Sr. Manager for Evergy, leading the Information Security Operations and Identity and Access Management teams. Melissa has managed various teams for 20 years. Melissa started her career in Finance and began her security journey in 2006. Melissa has since managed all domains within Information Security, along with a Physical Security Operations Center. Melissa holds the CISM certification. Melissa is a dynamic leader with a passion for security and developing people.
Melissa is a founding board member of Women in Security – KC, where she held the Treasurer position from inception through 2018. Melissa set up the initial requirements to obtain the Articles of Incorporation and the 501c3 - Nonprofit status for the organization. Melissa then started the fundraising committee to obtain funds and create processes to award scholarships.
Encouraging women to grow their knowledge and skills in the Information Security industry is what drove Melissa to help develop this organization. Melissa is proud of all of the successes that WiS-KC has celebrated in such a short time. Melissa is excited to have the opportunity to obtain a board position again and further develop the services that WiS-KC provides our community.