Michael Blackston is the Information Technology Manager for CalCom Energy. He is responsible for leading the direction of technological growth, maintaining and securing the information infrastructure, and supporting the continued activities of the employee-owners. He also lends guidance as a member of the ESOP communication committee.
Michael has over 15 years of experience leading technology-focused teams in central California’s San Joaquin valley. As a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP-ISSMP), he is heavily focused on the cybersecurity sphere of influence. Throughout his career, he has directed the buildout and upgrade of multiple large-scale technology projects throughout the state and has professionally consulted with some of the largest tech companies on their security posturing.
Giving back to the community is a large part of Michael’s ethos. He can often be seen teaching classes and seminars, along with presenting on topics in technology and security at national conferences. He also holds a degree in Physics and worked on the ATLAS experiment at CERN.