Donna L. Ross was appointed to her current position as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer in July 2016. In this role she is responsible for Radian’s information security program and business compliance, as well as the enterprise project management and initiative governance programs.
Donna is a senior security and compliance executive with over 20 years of diverse risk, compliance, cyber security, technology, and operations experience within the manufacturing, insurance, banking, financial services, health care and retail sectors. Before joining Radian, Donna had senior level roles in security and compliance and Accolade, Corning Incorporated, GMAC, and Prudential. Most recently, Donna was at Accolade, Inc., a provider of an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans, and health systems where she served as the head of Information Security and the Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to Accolade, Donna served as IT director, Information Risk Management for Corning Incorporated, joining them in 2008. She had program responsibility for global IT Risk Management, Security, and Disaster Recovery across the IT function including IT Security strategy and policy. Ross also spent eight years with GMAC holding various Information Security leadership positions. Before that, she spent 10 years at Prudential as manager of Information Security, Field Services manager, Data Center manager, and supervisor in Public Relations, Marketing Communications, Fulfillment and Special Projects.
Ross received a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Brockport in Economics / Business Administration with Marketing specialty and has received numerous technical and security certifications. She is a lifetime learner and has earned endless certifications such as C|CISO, CRISC, CGEIT, CISM, GSEC, FLMI, ACS, and CTM.
Ross was named one of HousingWire’s 2018 Women of Influence. The eighth annual Women of Influence Awards recognized 85 women in the mortgage lending, servicing, investing and real estate industries who are making notable contributions to both their businesses and to the industry at large. Additionally Donna is highly active in the cyber security community. She was a founding committee member on the FBI’s project to establish Automated Network Cyber Attack Reporting System, is on the advisory board of Secure World Philadelphia where she often presents about cyber security, privacy and threat management, and maintains a close tie to government/industry cyber-experts through the national InfraGard program where she was the recipient of two awards from Director of FBI for Exceptional Service to the Public Interest, and recipient of the President’s Call to Service Award (G. Bush). She is active in trade associations and community service including InfraGard, ISACA, Anna Crusis Women’s Choir, United Way, Red Cross and Big Brother Big Sisters.
EVP & CISO