AIS announces staffing appointments


Assured Information Security, a cyber and information security company headquartered on the Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome with operating locations throughout the U.S., has announced a pair of staff management moves.

Christopher Ficke has been named controller at the company, headquartered in Rome, the company has announced.

In this position, Ficke will lead the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company. 

Before joining AIS, Ficke was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in forensics and government services.

Ficke has served companies in an extensive range of industries, from pharmaceutical and medical devices to utility, aerospace and defense and entertainment. 

He will use his 10 years of professional experience to enhance and optimize financial operations at AIS, the company announcement said.

Ficke has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in accounting and professional consulting from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. 

Diana Wolgemuth has been named director of organizational development and culture for AIS. In this position, Wolgemuth will lead and implement strategies for telework, leadership development, culture, employee experience, change management and diversity and inclusion, according to AIS officials.

She will create programs and initiatives that ensure the company’s culture is scalable, adaptable and continuously improving. 

Before joining AIS, Wolgemuth was the director of professional development at Dale Carnegie of Central New York. While there, she worked to identify development needs and implement programs that increased efficiency, strengthened employee knowledge and abilities, and improved leadership to support and maintain the overall health of organizations she partnered with, the announcement said.

With more than 15 years of professional experience working in this field, Wolgemuth will draw on her expertise to drive employee engagement through the refinement, maintenance and evolution of the AIS culture, the company added.

Wolgemuth holds a bachelor’s degree in German and liberal arts from Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls.

She is a member of both the CNY and Mohawk Valley Societies for Human Resource Management and was a board member for CNY Sales & Marketing Executives, CNY Works and CNY Association for Talent Development.

AIS provides government and commercial customers with cybersecurity capabilities and services such as research, development, consulting, testing, forensics, remediation and


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