Aaron Wilson, Founder and CEO
Aaron Wilson is a security engineer, software architect, and election technology expert. He has a passion for building innovative and secure election technology and founded Enhanced Voting in 2013 with that vision.
Aaron recently served as the Senior Director of Election Security for the Center for Internet Security (CIS). At CIS, Aaron led all election security best practice development efforts including the publication of A Guide for Ensuring Security in Election Technology Procurement, Security Best Practices for Non-Voting Election Technology, and Managing Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risks in Election Technology. Aaron was also the creator of the Rapid Architecture Based Election Technology Verification (RABET-V) Process and Pilot Program. Aaron spoke at the 2020 RSA Conference on securing non-voting election technology and is often quoted in security articles on ways to improve election security.
Aaron began his career testing and conducting security evaluations of voting systems for the Florida Division of Elections. Aaron has also served as the Vice President of Products and Services for Greenshades Software and the Director of Product for Clear Ballot Group, a federally certified voting system manufacturer. In 2010, he led the deployment of the first MOVE-act compliant electronic ballot delivery systems for overseas civilians and military voters in 10 states.
Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Florida State University and a Master of Science degree in Software Engineering from University of North Florida.
Steven Musick, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Steven Musick is an enterprise architect, cloud computing, and distributed systems expert who loves to solve difficult problems in computing that affect people and the world we live in.
Steven has built his career on creating innovative software solutions where compliance and security are critical for the success of the product, most recently through design and production of a full payroll engine that not only meets all federal, state, and local tax compliance requirements, but is scalable and performant without sacrificing the flexibility needed by larger organizations.
Steven has a particular interest in providing modern methods of making one’s voice heard in the midst of political division and misinformation by providing safe, secure, and reliable methods to vote that are compatible with the online and connected world in which we live.
Jess Cone, Director of Government Relations
Jess Cone is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of success in the technology and network security industry. She has significant expertise in partnering with state and local officials across the United States and is skilled in business development and management of nonprofit organizations.
Jess joins Enhanced Voting from the Center for Internet Security (CIS), where she served for several years, most recently as program manager for CIS’ Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC). In this role, Jess worked with state and local election officials throughout the country to provide them with access to CIS’ elections-focused cyber defense solutions suite and tools for implementing security best practices. Jess was integral to the nationwide launch of the EI-ISAC in 2018 and has led many election security initiatives including the roll-out of the intrusion detection and response programs.
Jess also served as a trust and safety agent for Etsy and as the art exhibition coordinator for the Albany Public Library Foundation.
Jess is currently earning a Master of Business Administration degree from Niagara University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany. Additionally, Jess holds Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC) in Security Leadership and Information Security Fundamentals.