FITSI Executive Team

FITSI's Executive team is made up of individuals who know something about business and understand the Federal IT security market.  Below are the members serving on FITSI's team:

Current FITSI Executive Team members are listed below.

Amee Devine - FITSI Chief Operating Officer (COO)

  Amee Devine is a successful business woman who has run a number of training organizations and programs in her 30+ year professional career. In the 1990's she ran a successful FutureKids franchise and until 2002 she was involved with an IT training company in Northern Virginia. From 2002 to the present she's been involved in a small private boutique IT training company focusing on IT security certification training courses and today helps run and administer the FITSP certification program develop and managed by FITSI.

Amee has an MBA from Penn State.


Maribeth Kuzmicki - FITSI Certification Manager and Membership Program Manager


Maribeth Kuzmicki is the FITSP Certification Manager for FITSI and also manages the FITSI membership community as it's program manager. She has been involved in FITSI since its founding in 2009 and has been a critical contributor to FITSI pursuing ANSI accreditation under IS0 17024. She has held engineering positions at DSR and MITRE and has a PhD in rocket and propulsion technology.

Jim Wiggins - FITSI Chief Executive Officer

  Jim Wiggins has over 23 years direct experience in the design, operation, management, and auditing of information technology systems, with the past 18 years focused on information systems security. He has an extensive background in technical education and specializes in security certification courses targeted at federal and government contracting clients. Additionally, Jim is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). FITSI is a 501c6, non-profit organization that provides a role-based IT security certification program targeted at the federal workforce. Jim is also the executive director of the FITSI Foundation. The FITSI Foundation is 501c3 public charity that runs the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy (W2CCA). Currently as a contractor, Jim provides education and training support for the Federal Network Resilience Division at DHS and its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. In 2011, the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA) named him "Educator of the Year" for the impact he continues to make in the federal workforce. In 2019, FCW Named Jim to the "Federal 100" for his work to tirelessly promote cybersecurity education across all branches of the federal government. Jim holds the following IA/IT security certifications: CISSP,ISSEP, CISM, CISA, CySA+, SCNA, SCNP, CAP, IAM, IEM, SSCP, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, LPT, TICSA, CIWSA, Security+, and MCSE: Security and FITSP-M.