John Heintz joined CPS Energy as Director, Enterprise IT Security in 2010. He provides the strategy, vision and direction for the information security program throughout the enterprise. John has served in the information security industry almost 20 years. He has held various positions within the Department of Veterans Affairs, private health care, manufacturing and the utilities industry. These roles have given him the opportunity to develop and implement information security programs from the ground up. John began his career with the US Navy as an engineer operating steam plants and completed his naval career as a criminal investigator within a division of NCIS/CID.
John is a former executive board member of the Nevada Infragard program and a current board member for the Alamo ISSA Chapter. He is also a member of the ISSA CISO Forum, Security Leaders Forum of South Texas, Texas CISO Council and ISACA.
John is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and various other IT certifications.