Mr. Irving is Vice President and CISO for Michaels Stores, Inc. Michaels Stores is the largest arts and crafts specialty retailer in North America, with approximately 1,300 stores in the U.S and Canada. With a mission to inspire and enable customer creativity, create a fun and rewarding place to work, foster meaningful connections with our communities and lead the industry in growth and innovation, Michaels is the place Where Creativity Happens! Since joining Michaels in February 2015, Mr. Irving has worked to establish foundational security governance functions, develop security staffing plans, and begin execution of a 5 year information security roadmap designed to address the current and future security and compliance needs of the enterprise. Mr. Irving has held various roles leading Information Security and Technology Audit teams during his 23 year professional career, serving at Comerica Bank, Sabre Corporate, American Airlines, Brinker International, and Southwest Airlines. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Outside of work, Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife Chrissy traveling for marathon events, cycling, sailing, and diving.