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Republic National Distribution Company VP & CISO John Dickson Joins NTSC Board of Directors

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Republic National Distribution Company VP & CISO John Dickson Joins NTSC Board of Directors

ATLANTA (July 26, 2021) – John Dickson, Vice President Infrastructure and Cybersecurity (CISO) at Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. RNDC is an industry leader and one of the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor. Dickson will help influence the strategic direction of the NTSC and join CISOs who represent a broad cross-section of enterprise companies. These CISOs have a vested interest in protecting the security of their customers and employees through policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.

Dickson said, “The NTSC’s policy priorities, ranging from strengthening the public-private partnership to improving workforce development, are all important to the CISO community. I look forward to working with my peers across the nation to discuss these issues of highest importance and help enact positive change in Washington, D.C.”

At RNDC, Dickson leads a comprehensive IT team covering information Security & Governance, Enterprise Communications, Data Center and Cloud Services, Warehouse Automation and Technology Support Operations. His background includes 20+ years of broad cybersecurity and enterprise risk management experience, including deep specialization in corporate technology infrastructure, identifying threats, and pinpointing vulnerabilities.

An industry thought leader, Dickson serves as the Atlanta Chair of the Gartner CISO Coalition. Other organizations that he supports includes the LUNGevity Foundation, the Cystic Fibrosis foundation and is a Make-a-Wish Participant. Additionally, he is a Private Enterprise Representative to the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange and an IT Advisory Board Member to the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

Prior to RNDC, John managed Information Technology services and systems integration for Public Utilities and Intelligent Transportation Systems including: the Boston Central Artery Tunnel, the George Washington Bridge, the New York Department of Environmental Protection, and numerous water treatment facilities around the world.

“In his CISO role at an $11 billion wine and spirits distributing company, John is an active member of the CISO community and an industry thought leader. John will bring important insights and ideas to the NTSC based on his varied cybersecurity experiences,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “His involvement with the local community, CISO organizations, and diversity groups give John multiple ways to enrich the NTSC due to the broad reach of his contributions to our industry. We are happy to have John on our Board of Directors and look forward to working with him.”

The NTSC provides a platform for CISOs to advocate for beneficial legislative and regulatory policies. We encourage dialogue about cybersecurity issues, laws, and regulations through advocacy engagement with congressional members, regional CISO policy roundtables, and our National CISO Policy Conference.

Dickson joins a prestigious board of CISOs representing leading companies including Aaron’s, Inc., Aflac, Arizona State University, BNP Paribus, Cardinal Health, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Discover Financial Services, Dollar Tree, Edward Jones Investments, Eli Lilly & Company, Eonia Consulting, Equifax, Globe Life, Graham Holdings, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Hearst, Huntington Bank, ICE, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase & Co., LabCorp, Mastercard, Microsoft Corporation, McKesson, Motorola Mobility, NCR, NeilsenIQ, Oceaneering, RedSeal, Inc., The Sage Group, State Street, Synovus, TaxSlayer, Technology Association of Georgia, TransUnion, Unisys, U.S. Bank, Voya Financial, and Western Digital.

About Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC)

RNDC, a world-class distributor of fine wines, spirits and CBD products in North America, has operations in the District of Columbia and 31 states across the United States. To learn more, visit or contact Reace Smith, Vice President, Corporate Communications at

About the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC)

The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that serves as the preeminent advocacy voice for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) across the nation. Through dialogue, education, and government relations, we unite both public and private sector stakeholders around policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.

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