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Deborah Wheeler

Biography

Deborah WheelerDeborah is a Global Information Security Executive with 25 years of experience in the technology sector, and 20 years in Financial Services. Deborah is currently the first, Global Chief Information Security Officer for Delta Air Lines, having joined the company in February 2017. Previous experiences include roles as Chief Information Security Officer for Fifth Third Bank, Ally Financial, and Freddie Mac, as well as Director of Information Security Program at JPMorgan Chase, and PNC Bank.

Deborah was nominated for, and won the People's Choice Award for CISO of the Year in 2007, and has served on the Customer Advisory Boards for Symantec and Axent Technologies. Deborah is a board member of the Aviation ISAC (A-ISAC) and a member of the IBM Security Board of Advisors. Deborah has previously served as a Governing Board Chair for Evanta's CISO Executive Forum in Washington, DC, and has served in the same capacity for the CISO Executive Boards in Michigan and Ohio. Deborah has also served as a judge on the Washington, DC Women in Information Technology (WIT) board and as a judge for the Washington, DC SINET event.

Deborah holds a CISSP certification and is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management.