On January 7th, 2016, the Maine Cyber Security Cluster elected Board Member Mark Benton as its Chair. Mr. Benton is the Product Manager at Systems Engineering, a leading IT strategy and managed services provider. He has been a member of the MCSC Executive Board since its formation in 2013. He brings over 30 years of experience in engineering and technology management in working with a range of organizations from large enterprises to start-ups. He sees his new role as an “opportunity to help create and sustain the important mission of developing a cybersecurity workforce.” When asked how MCSC can best improve its operations and its impact in the coming year, he noted it can do so by “hon[ing] in focus on a currently underserved industry sector.” The MCSC Executive Board, staff, faculty, and students would like to welcome and congratulate Mr. Benton.