The MAC selects Curt Rebelein as new chief information security officer

The MAC selects Curt Rebelein as new chief information security officer

July 02, 2024

Rebelein brings nearly three decades of experience with a focus on security

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) has selected Curt Rebelein as the organization’s new chief information security officer. In his new role, Rebelein will direct work related to security of the MAC’s information networks, data privacy issues and regulatory compliance.

Rebelein brings nearly three decades of experience in information technology, with a primary focus on security. Most recently he was the chief information security officer for Minneapolis-based Provation Medical. At Provation, he expanded and diversified the company’s security and compliance program and helped the company transition to a publicly traded organization. Prior to that role, he worked in a variety of positions helping to establish security standards for companies including UnitedHealth Group, Target, Medtronic and CenturyLink.

“Safe and secure data resources are essential for day-to-day operations and our ongoing efforts to enhance airport experiences for travelers and other stakeholders,” said Brian Ryks, CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission. “Curt Rebelein brings deep and varied experience to our team, and he will be a great resource for us to ensure that our data is effectively managed and protected.”

Rebelein holds numerous professional certifications related to information systems, cloud security, information systems auditing, and risk and information systems control. At the University of Minnesota-Duluth, he studied computer science, mathematics and physics. Rebelein is currently pursuing a master’s degree in cybersecurity and information assurance.

“Ensuring robust cybersecurity is essential for safeguarding our critical infrastructure and maintaining the trust of those who rely on our services,” said MAC Chief Information Officer Eduardo Valencia. “We are excited to welcome Curt Rebelein as our first dedicated chief information security officer. His expertise and leadership will be instrumental in advancing our information security strategies and protecting our airport's vital operations.”