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About the Speaker
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    Mark Gelhardt
    CIO, Georgia State Defense Force, Former CIO, The White House

    Colonel Gelhardt, at the pinnacle of his military career was selection to work at The White House as the CIO, supporting President Clinton, the VP, the White House Staff, and the U.S. Secret Service managing all the classified automation and telecommunications. Colonel Gelhardt is a combat veteran. Colonel Gelhardt is a well-known speaker and the author of “My time at the Clinton White House”. Since retiring from active service, Colonel Gelhardt has volunteer with many different service organizations. Currently he is the Chief Information Officer for the Georgia State Defense Force and all volunteer force keeping your state safe.