Information Security Government & Public Policy Lead, Enterprise Information Security, Wells Fargo & Company
As Information Security Government & Policy Lead, Kristina represents Wells Fargo in cybersecurity policy initiatives with industry and government partners to support company information security policies.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Kristina served as chief of the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch (CE&A) in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. CE&A promotes cybersecurity awareness, training, education and career structure. She served as the senior leader and expert on global public policy issues related to cybersecurity education, awareness, training and general outreach activities in cyberspace and regularly worked with congressional staff, the White House, federal agencies and various stakeholder communities dealing with cybersecurity issues. Kristina also served as a key member of DHS’ strategic review team that oversaw the creation of the National Protection and Programs Directorate. She was a subject matter expert and advisor to the deputy secretary of DHS and played a key role in coordinating and drafting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant guidance.
Prior to her time at DHS, Kristina worked for Booz Allen Hamilton during the standup and creation of DHS. She coordinated and managed support for FEMA exercises and played an active role in the National Exercise Series and Senior Officials Exercises.
A native of Bethlehem, PA, Kristina received both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.