Alex Joves is the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Regional Director (RD) for Federal Region 5 covering Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Regional Directors serve as the CISA senior leader in each of the ten regions. Through their leadership and management of field-based resources and capabilities, RDs represent all CISA programs. CISA is the Nation’s risk advisor. The Agency protects the Nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber and physical threats by working with partners to defend against today’s threats and collaborating to build more secure and resilient infrastructure for the future. Mr. Joves assumed the CISA RD position in November 2018. He has 25 years of government service with the Federal Civil Service and U.S. Coast Guard. A career member of the Senior Executive Service, Mr. Joves is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and The George Washington University Law School. The CISA Region 5 office is located in Chicago, IL.